PENGUINS WEEKLY – 11/21/23

November 21, 2023 Nick Hart

Penguins pick up five of six possible points last week

WEEKLY – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (8-5-2-0) looks to keep momentum rolling through busy Thanksgiving

 

Penguins Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Hershey 5 (OT)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton engaged in a back-and-forth barnburner with its fiercest rival. Jansen Harkins (2G) and Valtteri Puustinen (1G-1A) had multi-point games, and Jagger Joshua scored his first AHL goal. The game featured three lead changes and overtime, where Hershey’s Alex Limoges nabbed the winner.

Friday, Nov. 17 – PENGUINS 4 at Providence 2
After two scoreless periods, the Penguins took it to the P-Bruins in the final frame. Joshua broke the deadlock early in the third, followed by goals from Ty Smith and Puustinen. Providence tallied two extra-attacker goals to pull within one, but then Alex Nedeljkovic buried the 22nd goalie goal in AHL history.

Saturday, Nov. 18 – PENGUINS 2 at Providence 1
Alex Nylander continued his hot streak when he opened the scoring six minutes into the game, but the Bruins clapped back less than a minute later. Justin Addamo put the Pens ahead midway through the second period, and Joel Blomqvist clamped down in the third period to secure a second win in Providence.

The Weekly Ahead

Wednesday, Nov. 22 – PENGUINS at Hershey
The fifth of 12 meetings between the Penguins and Bears takes place at Giant Center. The season series is split at two wins apiece, but the Bears own the most points in the league (24).

Friday, Nov. 24 – PENGUINS at Charlotte
Rise from your Thanksgiving coma with the Penguins taking on the Checkers at 4:00 p.m. in the Queen City. The two teams split a pair of decisions back on opening weekend in Charlotte.

Saturday, Nov. 25 – PENGUINS at Charlotte
Another 4:00 p.m. start at BoJangles’ Coliseum wraps up the holiday weekend. Checkers D-man Lucas Carlsson leads AHL defensemen with seven goals, four of which are game-winners.

Ice Chips

– Alex Nedeljkovic became the first goalie in AHL history to record multiple goals in his career. His previous AHL goal was Mar. 10, 2018 vs. Hartford.

– Nedeljkovic’s goal was the second goalie goal in Penguins franchise history (Tristan Jarry, Nov. 14, 2018 at Springfield).

– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s home power play is clicking at a 29.4% clip, which ranks first in the AHL.

– The Penguins went 14-for-14 on the penalty kill in the team’s three games last week and is now 89.5% on the season, good for second overall in the AHL.

– Alex Nylander has six points (4G-2A) in his last five games.

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

 

TEAM LEADERS

* = rookie
X = currently assigned to Wheeling

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                OPPONENT     LOCATION                                  TIME      

Wed, Nov. 22   Hershey          Giant Center                               7:00 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 24      Charlotte         Bojangles’ Coliseum                  4:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 25     Charlotte         Bojangles’ Coliseum                  4:00 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Fri, Nov. 17      (G) Alex Nedeljkovic     Conditioning loan from PIT

Fri, Nov. 17     (D) John Ludvig              Conditioning loan from PIT

Sat, Nov. 18    (C) Jansen Harkins                              Recalled to PIT

Sat, Nov. 18    (C) Jansen Harkins                   Reassigned from PIT

Sun, Nov. 19   (G) Alex Nedeljkovic                           Recalled to PIT

Sun, Nov. 19   (G) Magnus Hellberg               Reassigned from PIT

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