With three games in the next four nights, Mike O'Brien and Nick Hart serve up the appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast with this edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE.
Mike O'Brien and Nick Hart take a quick look back at Wednesday night's win over the Toronto Marlies, and a look ahead to this weekend's action, in another edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE.
Nick Hart and I take a look at our opponents from Connecticut in this week's edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE
Nick Hart joins me as we focus in on the Syracuse Crunch and Binghamton Devils in this edition of the TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE
Nick Hart and I sit down Penguins forwards Sahir Gill and Pat McGrath in a friendly game of NHL 16 that pitted "Broadcasters vs. Players."
Spending an afternoon with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Carter Rowney and defenseman Barry Goers as they head outside for some fun with their dogs, Louie and Bane
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Players Brian Foster and Pat McGrath join me on Montage Mountain as we give snowtubing and airboarding a try.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins entered the week on a four-game winning streak and owning the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference. What has stood out is that in the three games it has trailed this season, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came back to win two.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ new coaching tandem of Mike Sullivan and Jay Leach had quick work to do before their season opener last weekend. Having just three days with their full team before the start of the 2015-16 season, Sullivan and Leach were able to guide the Penguins through a split during opening weekend. Now with plenty of practice time this week before Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s home opener on Saturday, Sullivan and Leach will truly start of the process of molding this Penguins for success.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was one of the best teams in the AHL over the final three months of the season, winning 25 of the last 35 games. As a result, the Penguins were able to clinch their 13th consecutive trip to the Calder Cup playoffs, the longest active mark in the league. Their opponent for the first round East Division Conference quarterfinal series would be a former division foe, the Syracuse Crunch.”
March was one for the books for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, with a record-breaking performance from goaltender Matt Murray. But even with Murray acting as a brick wall between the pipes, the Penguins still finished the month eight points behind a division-leading Hershey Bears. With nine games left in the regular season, the Penguins headed into April looking to clinch a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs and perhaps track down the first place Bears.
Despite going through the entire month of February without a regulation loss, just six points separated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from sitting outside the playoff picture. With six weeks left in the regular season, the Penguins entered the month of March looking to firm up a spot in the post season, but all eyes were on first-year goaltender Matt Murray and his potentially historic run.
Thanks in part to a four-game winning streak during a strong month of November, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were able to rise up to the top spot in the East Division. December, however, would prove to be a challenge, with injuries and call-ups testing the team’s depth. With the roster perpetually in flux, the Penguins were never able to win more than two games in a row, but they still managed to thrive to maintain their hold on first place in the division.
While back-to-back losses to Norfolk left Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a record of 5-5-1-0 on November 2nd, the Penguins would take off through the rest of the month to rise up the East Division standings. While the rookie class continued to make a name for itself, it was Jayson Megna and Andrew Ebbett and their point-per-game production that led the offense.