Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fall to Lehigh Valley, 5-4

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — When Kevin Czuczman slammed his stick on the ice after his shot sailed wide of the net during the second period of Wednesday’s game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, it was clear he was frustrated. At the end of the game, the entire Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins team felt frustrated after losing 5-4. The […]

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Pens blueliner Kevin Spinozzi gained early hockey experience playing in France

Hockey in Europe isn’t exactly known for physical play the way the game is played in North America. However, in the pro leagues in France that isn’t the case. “It’s actually very physical,” said Wilk+es-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Kevin Spinozzi. “The teams over there can have as many North American players as they want, and that […]

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Burton and Blueger lead the WBS Pens to a 4-3 overtime win

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Trailing the Binghamton Devils 3-2 in the third period on Friday, there was a moment when the outcome of the game hung in mid-air. Literally. The play occurred when Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin forward Jarrett Burton raced in to battle for possession along the end boards and inadvertently hit a bouncing puck high into […]

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WBS Pens look to break out of slump this weekend

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have lost six of their last eight games and have dropped to fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They have also won just three times in the last 10 games, while the trio of teams above the Penguins in the standings are a combined 22-5-2-1 over the same span. Time […]

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Veteran goalie joins Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — Even though Michael Leighton spent the last few weeks soaking up the warm sun in Tuscon, Ariz., he didn’t mind leaving the warm climate for the chilly winter temperatures of Pennsylvania. The 36-year old veteran netminder was traded for a second time this season when the Arizona organization sent him to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins trade Archibald, Maguire to Arizona; Leighton coming to WBS Pens

During his 17-year pro career, goaltender Michael Leighton was a familiar face in the visitor’s net at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Throughout his career the 36-year old Leighton faced the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as a member of five other teams. Now, Leighton will have a chance to become familiar with the home club’s crease at the […]

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Hockey Roots: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Gage Quinney

They may all be teammates right now, but every Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin player followed a different path to becoming a professional hockey player. From the time they first stood on skates, there have been influential coaches, lessons learned and players they wanted to emulate. Each week we’ll take a look at how each Penguin player got […]

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WBS Penguins’ Frank Corrado has no doubt he’s ready for the NHL

When Frank Corrado turned pro in 2012 he felt he could make the jump to the NHL right away. Four years later, the 24-year old Corrado said the 20-year old version of himself was wrong. That ability to look back and acknowledge mistakes is an example of how Corrado’s mental development has improved along with […]

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WBS Penguins lose in overtime, 3-2, to Bridgeport

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lost for the sixth time in the last eight games with a 3-2 overtime defeat against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday. The loss, coupled with a Lehigh Valley win, drops the Penguins (15-8-2-1) to fourth place in the Atlantic Division while the Phantoms move up to third. The Penguins and Sound […]

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WBS Penguins look to continue win streak on the road

There’s a reason why the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are happy to hit the road this weekend for a pair of games in Connecticut. Granted, the Penguins record against this weekend’s opponents — Hartford and Bridgeport — was a combined 13-0-1-0 last season and 30-9-1-0 over the last five years, but that successful track record isn’t the […]

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