Cramarossa puts Penguins in big hole as Charlotte takes 2-0 series lead

For the longest time, nobody blinked. Then Josiah Didier broke through, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins didn’t have much time left to think. Didier’s goal in the waning minutes Saturday started a three-goal barrage that helped Charlotte overcome Joseph Cramarossa’s second-fastest goal in Penguins playoff history and carried the Checkers to a 4-1 victory over the […]

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Calder Cup Playoffs: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton drops Game 1 in overtime

Overtime began, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was under siege. The Penguins had already watched a two-goal lead evaporate in Friday’s Game 1 of their first-round showdown in Charlotte. And the host Checkers weren’t about to lose the momentum in the extra frame. Brenden Kichton’s shot from the right point was tipped in by Lucas Wallmark, completing Charlotte’s […]

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Calder Cup Playoffs preview: WBS Penguins defense ready to build postseason experience vs. Charlotte

As the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins get ready for Game 1 of the first round playoff matchup against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, several of the team’s defensemen are preparing for the chance to just play hockey in the postseason again. Despite having a strong veteran presence on the blue line, many of the Penguins defensemen haven’t […]

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Sprong scores but just misses goal title in Pens win over Hershey

HERSHEY — Daniel Sprong made a habit this season of sniping shots through any open area into the net, no matter how small. But at the end of Sunday’s game against the Hershey Bears, it was a wide open empty net that evaded him. In the last game of the regular season, Sprong needed a […]

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WBS Penguins shot down at the end by Lehigh Valley

Nicolas Aube-Kobel scored in a shootout as Lehigh Valley rallied late to beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1 Saturday at PPL Arena in the next-t0-last game of the regular season. Kobel was the fourth shooter after the teams played a scoreless overtime period and slipped a shot past Penguins goalie and former Philadelphia Flyer and Phantom […]

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Anthony Angello anxious to get pro career started with WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — During the two years that Anthony Angello played for his high school hockey team in New York, he scored 66 goals in 34 games. Looking back, he admits it was a bit much. “That obviously had to stop, but it was fun while it lasted,” Angello said. “High school hockey in New York […]

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Four-goal first period gives WBS Penguins win at Bridgeport

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins exploded with offense in the first period and leaned on their goaltender in the final two stanzas to secure a 5-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday. Anthony Peters recorded 41 saves for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (43-22-6-2) to ensure its opponent couldn’t stage a dramatic comeback. For the […]

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WBS Penguins clinch playoff spot in Kostopoulos’ home finale

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Prior to playing his last regular-season home game on Saturday, Tom Kostopoulos was honored with a few team awards and was joined by his family for a video tribute of his career. During the game, Kostopoulos’ teammates honored him with a 7-4 win over the Binghamton Devils, allowing their captain to pursue […]

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WBS Penguins loss to Bridgeport puts playoff hopes on hold

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — In their first game since Tom Kostopoulos announced his upcoming retirement, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had a lot at stake on Friday. Facing the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, all the Penguins needed was one point to clinch a playoff spot and boost Kostopoulos into the postseason one last time. But after a 4-3 loss […]

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Tom Kostopoulos hopes to wrap up career with championship

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — At the end of each of the last four seasons, Tom Kostopoulos wavered on his future. After each playoff exit, Kostopoulos’ decision to retire or return to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins was the only unanswered question. This season, however, there’s no uncertainty. Kostopoulos announced on Wednesday that the 2017-18 campaign will be his […]

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