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ZLOBIN, ROWNEY SPARK PENGUINS’ 30th WIN OF THE SEASON

February 5, 2016 BOXSCORE   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Undaunted by a series of line-up changes prior to their game on Friday night, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins earned their 30th win of the 2015-16 season with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center. Anton Zlobin, skating in his season debut with the Penguins, scored once and had an assist, while his new linemate Carter Rowney recorded two assists and the game-winning goal. It took the Penguins (30-13-1-1)… read more
Posted on 02/05/16

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON ADDS THREE PLAYERS FROM WHEELING

February 5, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Patrick McGrath from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL); forward Anton Zlobin has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton; and forward Derek Army has been signed to a professional tryout contract. McGrath has appeared in three games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, recording 12 penalty minutes.  In 24 games with the… read more
Posted on 02/05/16

PENGUINS RECALL SUNDQVIST

  February 4, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Oskar Sundqvist from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sundqvist, 21, is in his first full season in North America, playing 39 AHL games for WBS, tallying five goals, 11 assists and 16 points.   The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Sundqvist joined WBS last season during its playoff run, skating in one postseason contest.… read more
Posted on 02/04/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 2/2/16

February 2, 2016   Penguins’ Will O’Neill thrilled by All-Star experience Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (29-13-1-1) comes out of break maintaining Atlantic’s top spot   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Jan. 27 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hartford 3 Niclas Andersén scored his third of the season, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was handed its first loss of the season when tied after two periods. Matt Murray allowed just two goals or less for the 17th time this season. Friday, Jan. 29 –… read more
Posted on 02/02/16

O’NEILL ENJOYS ALL-STAR APPEARANCE

February 1, 2016 SYRACUSE, NY - Will O’Neill and Chris Bourque are not strangers to each other.  They both grew up just outside of Boston, one of the most tightly-intertwined hockey communities.  They’ve also faced off numerous times during the past five seasons in the American Hockey League. So it seemed only natural to put the two on the ice together for Monday night’s AHL All-Star Challenge. Bourque tallied a pair of goals on the night, with O’Neill setting the… read more
Posted on 02/02/16

PITTSBURGH SIGNS SESTITO TO NHL DEAL

  February 1, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Tom Sestito to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   The deal is a two-way contact that runs through the end of the 2015-16 season and carries an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.   Sestito had been playing with WBS this season on a professional tryout contract.   The Penguins will be placing Sestito on waivers Monday, and… read more
Posted on 02/01/16

PENGUINS RECALL HARRISON RUOPP

January 31, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defenseman Harrison Ruopp has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 29 games with Wheeling this season, Ruopp has earned two goals and three assists for five points and 65 penalty minutes. Ruopp has played in four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and made his season debut on Jan. 16, 2016 at Syracuse. The third-year… read more
Posted on 01/31/16

STRANGE GOAL SEPARATES PENS FROM PHANTOMS IN 5-3 LOSS

Janauary 30, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Sparks were flying throughout the entirety of an intense, high-flying match-up between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Penguins lost 5-3 in a game with tons of scoring, plenty chances, and 60 penalty minutes, but one controversial moment proved to be the difference in the end. The game’s winning goal came at 17:48 of the second period from Pavel… read more
Posted on 01/31/16

WILL O’NEILL ADDED TO AHL ALL-STAR ROSTER

January 30, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Will O’Neill has been named to the Atlantic Division roster for the upcoming 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, set for this Sunday and Monday in Syracuse, N.Y. O’Neill replaces Penguins teammate Dominik Simon, who will be unavailable for the event. O’Neill will be making his first-career All-Star appearance. The fourth-year pro has five goals and… read more
Posted on 01/30/16

PENS SUFFER FIRST OT LOSS OF THE SEASON, DROP 4-3 CONTEST AT LEHIGH VALLEY

January 29, 2016 BOXSCORE   January 29, 2016   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The say that there’s a first time for everything, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins found that out on Friday night at PPL Center, as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms handed them their first overtime loss of the 2015-16 season. The Penguins (29-12-1-1) went through the entire first half of the season and then some without losing a game in extra time, but a 4-3 decision for the Phantoms saw Wilkes-Barre/Scranton suffer… read more
Posted on 01/30/16
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