Christian Thomas heads to PyeongChang to make Olympic memories

While Christian Thomas was on the ice at the Toyota Sportsplex for practice on Jan. 11, his cell phone was back in the locker room, ringing incessantly. The missed calls — four in all — were coming from Calgary, and someone was desperately trying to deliver some big news. After practice, Thomas saw the missed […]

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WBS Pens persevere for 4-3 overtime win against Binghamton

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — When the Binghamton Devils scored a questionable goal with 90 seconds remaining for a 3-3 tie, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins could’ve given up. But with four days off coming up for the AHL All-Star Classic, there was no reason not to keep going full throttle. The Penguins overcame a penalty-filled second period and […]

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Early goaltending change sparks Lehigh Valley to win over Penguins

Daniel Sprong found himself on an early breakaway. And Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was on the board just 54 seconds into the game. The rest of the night in Allentown didn’t go so well for the Penguins. Lehigh Valley stormed back in Friday’s battle of Atlantic Division leaders, as the Phantoms earned a 5-2 victory to pull three […]

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Back with WBS Pens, Jarry to see heavy workload in net

WILKES-BARRE — Tristan Jarry hasn’t played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins since Oct. 28, having spent the last three months with Pittsburgh. Despite the long absence, Jarry said nothing has changed with his return to the AHL club. “I have the same mindset I had when I was in Pittsburgh. Every day I want to improve […]

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Anthony Peters earns first AHL shutout as WBS Pens win 4-0

HERSHEY — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins knew they were better than the team that got shutout in back-to-back games last weekend. Less than four minutes into Wednesday’s game against the Hershey Bears, they proved it. The Penguins scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Anthony Peters stopped 18 shots for his first AHL career shutout and […]

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WBS Penguins wing Daniel Sprong ready to work back to the NHL

WILKES-BARRE — Daniel Sprong sat at his locker stall after Tuesday’s practice and pondered the difference between being sent back down by Pittsburgh on Monday and the last time it happened two seasons ago. “I didn’t get sent back to juniors, so that’s a good thing,” he said. Sprong’s first demotion — which occurred early […]

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WBS Pens suffer tough OT road loss at Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell 1-0 in overtime to the host Hartford Wolf Pack despite pounding 43 shots on goal on Sunday at XL Center. Rookie goaltender Alexandar Georgiev turned aside all 43 shots he face by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (24-11-3-1), while, at the other end of the ice, Anthony Peters put together another strong […]

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Providence end WBS Penguins’ eight-game winning streak

Zane McIntyre and Providence did it again. The Bruins and their standout goalie managed to stymie the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the playoffs last spring. On Friday night, they ended the Penguins’ eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 win in Rhode Island. McIntyre stopped all 28 shots against him, and Providence limited Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to just seven […]

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WBS Penguins take eight-game win streak into Providence

There is no wrong time for a team to go on a winning streak, but for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the timing of their current season-best run couldn’t be better. Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Lehigh Valley extended the Penguins’ win streak to eight games, and it also marked the first of five consecutive contests against Atlantic […]

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Three-goal second period leads WBS Pens to 4-1 win over Phantoms

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It’s a storyline the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have faced multiple times this season — another regular goes up to Pittsburgh and someone else gets a shot. On Wednesday, Jean-Sebastien Dea was recalled to Pittsburgh, and it was Gage Quinney’s turn to get a shot, taking Dea’s spot centering Zach Aston-Reese and Ryan Haggerty. […]

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