WBS SWEEPS PAIR OF ROAD GAMES
Zatkoff notches shutout, Thompson records first pro hat trick
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Friday, November 2: Penguins 3, MONARCHS 0…
In his first start against his former team, Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 33 shots to record his first shutout of the seasonand help Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 3-0 victory over Manchester.
Eric Tangradi and Dylan Reese each tallied power play goals in the second period as part of a 2-for-6 effort on theman-advantage. Paul Thompson added an empty net goal in the closing seconds of regulation.
Sunday, November 4: Penguins 5, SOUND TIGERS 3…
Paul Thompson scored a natural hat trick in the second period to lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 5-3 win against Bridgeport at Webster Bank Arena.
With the score tied, 1-1, in the second period, Thompson potted goals at 8:00, 12:41 and 19:23 of theframe. Brian Gibbons and Dylan Reese each recorded their second goals of the season.
Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 37-of-40 shots for the Penguins.
Wednesday, November 7, 7:05PM: PENGUINSvs. Senators…102.3 the Mountain
The Penguins face the Senators for the firsttime since their season opener on Oct. 13, in which Binghamton rallied for a 2-1 win at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Senators have gone 2-4-1-0 since opening the season with two wins and wrap up a six-game road stretch on Wednesday. They sit tied for third place in theEast Division with the Hershey Bears, one point ahead of the Penguins.
Friday, November 9,7:05PM: PENGUINSvs. Bears…102.3 the Mountain
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hosts Hershey for the first time this season and the second of 12 games overall. The Bears (4-4-1-0) had a three-game winning streak snapped lastSaturday in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Hershey edged the Penguins in their first meeting, 3-2, on Oct. 28 at GIANT Center. Seven of Hershey’s nine games this season have been decided by one goal (3-3-1-0).
Saturday, November 10, 7:05PM: PENGUINS vs. Pirates…MyNetworkTV, 102.3 the Mountain
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Portland (4-3-1-0) face each other for the first of their four-game season series. The Pirates have won three of the last four contests and are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division. Portland has allowed a league-leading six shorthanded goals, but also ranks first in the AHL at 4.25 goals per game. Goaltender Chad Johnson has posted two shutouts in six starts this season.
-Paul Thompson scored a natural hat trick in the second period on Sunday at Bridgeport to help the Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Sound Tigers.
-It was the Penguins’ first hat trick on the road since Chris Minard recorded one on Nov. 2, 2008 at Houston.
-In his first start against his former team, Jeff Zatkoff made 33 saves and registered a 3-0 shutout on Friday at Manchester.
-Warren Peters played his 500th pro game on Friday against the Monarchs.
-WBS has killed off 29 straight power plays going back to their game against Syracuse on Oct. 21.
-The Pens rank 2nd in the AHL on the penalty kill with a 94.1% (48-for-51) conversion rate.
PENGUINS RECENT TRANSACTIONS…
11/3/12 Carl Sneep D Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) to Wheeling (ECHL)
11/3/12 Denver Manderson C Loaned to Wheeling (ECHL)
11/5/12 Keven Veilleux RW Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) to Wheeling (ECHL)
11/5/12 Adam Payerl C Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) to Wheeling (ECHL)
Wed Nov. 7Pre-game skate Mohegan Sun Arena10am
Home Game vs. Binghamton7:05pm
Thu Nov. 8 Practice Mohegan Sun Arena10am
FriNov. 9Pre-game skate Mohegan Sun Arena10am
Home Game vs. Hershey 7:05pm
Sat Nov. 10 Pre-game skate Mohegan Sun Arena10am
Home Game vs. Portland7:05pm
Sun Nov. 11 OFF
Mon Nov. 12 Practice Ice Rink at Coal Street*10am
*-Practices at the Ice Rink at Coal Street are free and open to the public.
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