Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has busy week ahead to close out January
WEEKLY – Penguins (19-13-2-3) to complete suspended game from October tonight
Penguins Weekly Rewind
Wednesday, Jan. 18 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Syracuse 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Syracuse went back-and-forth throughout the night, but the Crunch got the bounces to go their way in these clubs’ first meeting of the year. Alex Nylander tallied the Penguins’ seventh extra-attacker goal this season.
Friday, Jan. 20 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Lehigh Valley 5
Lukas Svejkovsky opened the scoring for the Penguins, but a four-goal second period by the Phantoms proved too much to overcome. The rivals combined for four fights in 21 seconds of game time during the third period.
Saturday, Jan. 21 – PENGUINS 3 at Bridgeport 2
Linemates Nylander, Drake Caggiula and Tyler Sikura all turned in multi-point performances as the Penguins clamped down in the third period to close out the Islanders. Dustin Tokarski made 22 saves in his return from the NHL.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Jan. 24 – PENGUINS at Utica
The Penguins resume their suspended game against the Comets from Oct. 17. The game will pick up with 2:43 left in the second period and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton trailing Utica, 2-1.
Wednesday, Jan. 25 – PENGUINS at Rochester
The Penguins and Americans face-off for the first time this season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hasn’t won in Rochester since Jan. 13, 2017.
Friday, Jan. 27 – PENGUINS at Lehigh Valley
Game six in the 12-game season series between the Penguins and Phantoms takes place on Friday. Dustin Tokarski is 14-3-5 all-time at PPL Center as either the visiting or home goalie.
Saturday, Jan. 28 – PENGUINS vs. Bridgeport
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Bridgeport go at it again, this time on the Pens’ home ice. Alex Nylander has six points (2G-4A) in his last four games against the Isles.
– Dustin Tokarski ranks fourth among all AHL goalies in goals against average (2.21) and save percentage (.926).
– The Penguins’ home penalty kill ranks fourth in the league (85.7%).
– Tyler Sikura has recorded an assist on five of the Penguins’ last seven goals.
– After producing 7 points (2G-5A) in his first 14 games as a Penguin, Drake Caggiula had 20 points (7G-13A) in his next 19 games.
– Mitch Reinke’s next assist will be his 100th AHL helper.
* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh