PENGUINS WEEKLY – 10/18/2016

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Penguins open season with convincing 6-2 victory

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (1-0-0-0) prepares for three games in three days

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Oct. 15 – PENGUINS 6 vs. Hartford 2
The Penguins received contributions from six different goal scorers, but perhaps none bigger than Jake Guentzel’s four points (1G-3A). Josh Archibald scored the Pens’ first goal of the season just 1:48 into the game. After Hartford tied the game late in the first period, the Penguins pulled back ahead with a power play goal from Carter Rowney at 5:51 of the second. Oskar Sundqvist and Guentzel combined for goals 2:09 apart, giving Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 4-1 lead. Jean-Sébastien Dea and David Warsofsky both got in on the scoring, making it 6-1 before Hartford’s Matt Carey tucked in a final tally with 1:25 remaining in the game. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was perfect on the special teams front, going two-for-two on the power play and successfully killing off all six of Hartford’s man advantage opportunities.

The Week Ahead

Friday, Oct. 21 – PENGUINS vs. Springfield
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes on Springfield for the first time under the “Thunderbirds” name. Last year, the Florida Panthers’ affiliate went 4-1-0-1 against the Penguins, but four of the six games were decided by one goal.

Saturday, Oct. 22 – PENGUINS vs. Syracuse
The Penguins and Crunch split their 2015-16 season series right down the middle, 2-2-0-0, and their head-to-head records over the past six seasons have been a dead heat, too (20-18-1-1). Syracuse is tied for the most goals for in the league through two games (10).

Sunday, Oct. 23 – PENGUINS at Hershey

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton heads to the road for the first time this season, but the trip isn’t a long one. In their first meeting of 2015-16, the Penguins downed the Bears, 7-0. Game time is scheduled for an early 5:00 p.m. start.

Ice Chips

  • The Penguins’ 6-2 win on Saturday was the club’s greatest margin of victory in a season opener since 2005 when it defeated Bridgeport, 8-1.
  • Jake Guentzel is the third player in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history to earn four points in the team’s season opener (Erik Christensen, 4G, 2005; Ryan Whitney, 4A, 2005).
  • Josh Archibald’s goal 1:48 into Saturday’s contest was the Penguins’ fastest goal in a season opener.
  • With an assist on Saturday, Tom Kostopoulos is three points shy of reaching his 400th point with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
  • Oskar Sundqvist has recorded at least one point in both of his AHL season opening games.

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsbur


1. PENGUINS  1100021.00
2. Lehigh Valley1100021.0
3. Springfield211002.500
4. Bridgeport211002.500
5. Hartford211002.500
6. Providence312002.333
7. Hershey  202000.000


Jake Guentzel*1134
Carter Rowney1112
Oskar Sundqvist1112
David Warsofsky1112
six players tied11
Tristan Jarry11-0-0-02.010.9230
Casey DeSmith*00-0-0-00.000.000


Fri, Oct. 21 SpringfieldMohegan Sun Arena7:05 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 22ProvidenceMohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sun, Oct. 23 HersheyGiant Center5:00 p.m.


Sun, Oct. 13ADD(RW) Reid Gardiner Signed to SPC
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