PENGUINS WEEKLY – 2/20/24

February 20, 2024 Nick Hart

Penguins ramp up for Military Appreciation Night presented by MetLife on Saturday

WEEKLY – Offense clicking for a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (26-17-6-1) team that maintains third place in the division

 

Penguins Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – PENGUINS 6 at Toronto 1
In the second meeting between father and son, it was Penguins forward Jonathan Gruden who got one over on his dad, Marlies head coach John Gruden. Jonathan Gruden started the scoring, followed by a pair of goals from Jack St. Ivany and the team tallying four times in the third period.

Friday, Feb. 16 – PENGUINS 3 at Rochester 5
A 41-save masterpiece from Rochester goalie Devon Levi kept the Penguins out of the win column and snapped their four-game point streak. Ryan Shea scored his first goal in the Penguins organization, and Radim Zohorna and Ty Smith found the back of the net later.

Saturday, Feb. 17 – TOMATOES 6 vs. Laval 3
On Pittston Tomato Night presented by Visit Luzerne County, the Tomatoes scored three times in the first two minutes of the second period to start their second six-goal outburst of the week. Jagger Joshua registered his first career three-point game, notching one goal and a pair of assists.

The Weekly Ahead

Wednesday, Feb. 21 – PENGUINS vs. Lehigh Valley
The Penguins have points in all four games of their season series against the Phantoms, going 2-0-1-1 (.750). Alex Nylander has enjoyed games against Lehigh Valley, picking up 2G-2A.

Friday, Feb. 23 – PENGUINS at Hershey
For the 10th time this season, the Penguins and Bears go head-to-head. Hershey has won seven of the previous nine meetings, but this could be a defensive battle. Both the Penguins and Bears rank top 10 in goals against per game.

Saturday, Feb. 24 – PENGUINS vs. Bridgeport
The Islanders make their first of two scheduled trips to NEPA this season. The Penguins have won the only meeting this season between the two teams, 4-3, on Jan. 13.

 

Ice Chips

– With 50 games in the books, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is tied for the most games played this season.

– During their six contests in February, the Penguins have scored 26 goals, an average of 4.33 goals per game.

– Saturday night marked head coach J.D. Forrest’s 100th career win.

– Alex Nylander has 11 points (4G-7A) in his last 11 games.

– Nylander ranks fifth in the league with 151 shots on goal.

– Peter Abbandonato is currently riding a four-game point streak (1G-3A).

– Radim Zohorna is on a three-game point streak (2G-3A).

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

 

TEAM LEADERS

* = rookie
X = not on current roster

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                  OPPONENT       LOCATION                             TIME      

Wed, Feb. 21    Lehigh Valley      Mohegan Sun Arena        7:05 p.m.

Fri, Feb. 23        Hershey              Giant Center                      7:00 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 24       Bridgeport          Mohegan Sun Arena        6:05 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Sun, Feb. 18      (C) Jonathan Gruden             Reassigned from PIT

Sun, Feb. 18      (C) Vinnie Hinostroza            Reassigned from PIT

Mon, Feb. 19     (G) Magnus Hellberg                       Recalled to PIT

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Ticket Information

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