Penguins Weekly update
26 Feb, 19
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Penguins hit the road for final visits to Providence, Hartford

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (26-22-5-2) has massive playoff implications in Friday game at the Dunk


Weekly Rewind

Friday, Feb. 22 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Hershey 4

A two-goal effort in the middle frame by Ryan Haggerty gave the Penguins a 2-1 edge leading into the final 20 minutes of regulation. Hershey found the back of the net three times in the third period including an empty-net tally from Riley Barber to complete the hat trick.

Sunday, Feb. 17 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Rockford 1

After Ryan Scarfo notched his first goal as a Penguin, the two teams were even with one goal a piece after the opening period. Then in the second stanza, Jimmy Hayes unloaded for two tallies to secure the Penguins 3-1 lead. Tristan Jarry made 33 saves, including 12 in the third period, to lock things down for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Adam Johnson sealed the deal with an empty-netter. Four Penguins ultimately ended up with multi-point games, including Hayes (2G), Scarfo (1G-1A), Jarrett Burton (2A) and Jeff Taylor (2A).

The Week Ahead

Friday, March 1 – PENGUINS at Providence

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton visits Providence for the final time this season and the fourth of six season meetings. The Penguins are still looking for their first win against the Bruins in 2018-19, going 0-2-1-0 against Providence thus far. However, four of the five goals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has scored against Providence have come in the third period.

Saturday, March 2 – PENGUINS at Hartford The Penguins take a trip to play the Wolf Pack for the fifth clash in their six-game season series. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leads the series 3-1-0-0. Rookie Sam Lafferty has lit the lamp in three of the four meetings against the Wolf Pack this season and has five points (3G-2A) against Hartford. Furthermore, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 13-1-1-0 in its last 15 visits to XL Center.


Ice Chips

– Ryan Haggerty has 12 points (9G-3A) in his last 12 games.

– Ethan Prow is third among AHL defenseman in goals (15) and fifth in points (39).

– Recently acquired Chris Wideman posted three goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 16 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds this season. In 2014-15, Wideman topped all AHL D-men in goals (19), assists (42) and points (61) while winning the Eddie Shore Award as the league’s best defenseman.

– Tristan Jarry is ranked 11th among AHL goalies in save percentage (.912).

– Jimmy Hayes is one goal away from 100 in his pro career.



1. Charlotte Checkers (36-14-6-1, 79 PTS)

2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-18-5-2, 73 PTS)

3. Hershey Bears (31-21-0-3, 65 PTS)

4. Providence Bruins (28-20-7-1, 64 PTS)

5. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (27-22-3-3, 60 PTS)

6. W-B/Scranton Penguins (26-22-5-2, 59 PTS)

7. Springfield Thunderbirds (22-23-6-5, 55 PTS)

8. Hartford Wolf Pack (23-25-6-3, 55 PTS)




Teddy Blueger… 45 GP: 21 goals + 18 assists = 39 points

Ethan Prow… 54 GP: 15 goals + 24 assists = 39 points

Adam Johnson… 54 GP: 16 goals + 18 assists = 34 points

Ryan Haggerty… 49 GP: 15 goals + 15 assists = 30 points

Sam Lafferty*…  49 GP: 8 goals + 22 assists = 30 points


Tristan Jarry…  29 GP: 15-9-5  / 2.75 GAA  /  .911 sv%

Anthony Peters…  19 GP: 6-10-2  / 3.28 GAA  /  .890 sv%   /  1 shutout

* = rookie

^ = currently with Pittsburgh


DATE                 OPPONENT      LOCATION                          TIME      

Fri, Mar. 1           Providence       Dunkin’ Donuts Center      7:05 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 2         Hartford            XL Center                              7:30 p.m.



Sun, Feb. 24      (C) Cam Brown                            Recalled from WHL

Sun, Feb. 24      (D) Jeff Taylor             Reassigned by PIT from WHL

Mon, Feb. 25    (C) Teddy Blueger                          Reassigned by PIT

Mon, Feb. 25    (C) Jean-Sébastien Dea           Traded by PIT to FLA

Mon, Feb. 25    (D) Chris Wideman                            Assigned by PIT

Mon, Feb. 25    (D) Zach Trotman                                Recalled by PIT

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