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February 12, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Friday, February 8: Penguins 1, ADMIRALS 4

Jay Rosehill and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond each posted three points to lead the Admirals to a 4-1 win over the Penguins at the Norfolk Scope.

Warren Peters would knot the score for the Penguins, 1-1, with his eighth goal of the season, coming with 1:18 left before the second intermission. In the final period, Norfolk posted a three-spot to earn the win as Josh Brittan, Rosehill and Letourneau-Leblond each found the back of the net over a span of 5:57.

Brad Thiessen suffered the loss for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 23 saves on 27 shots.

Saturday, February 9: Penguins 4, ADMIRALS 1

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got its revenge the following night and split the weekend with Norfolk, skating to a 4-1 triumph.

Trevor Smith opened the scoring for the Penguins late in the opening frame, but it was Beau Bennett's power play goal 47 seconds into the middle period that proved to be the eventual game-winner.

The Admirals cut that lead in half almost 11 minutes later on Peter Holland's shorthanded tally. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton would receive goals in the third from Riley Holzapfel and Warren Peters to outpace the opposition. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 25-of-26 for his fifth straight win.

UPCOMING GAMES

Tuesday, February 12, 7:05 PM: PENGUINS vs. Senators "" 102.3 the Mountain

Saturday, February 16, 7:05 PM: Penguins at SENATORS "" 102.3 the Mountain

The Penguins and Senators take the ice this week for the seventh and eighth meetings of the season. Binghamton (28-13-1-4) has gone 5-0-0-1 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this year. The East Division-leading Senators hold an eight point lead on the Penguins heading into the week of play, but have lost four of their last five contests (1-3-0-1).

Friday, February 15, 7:05 PM: PENGUINS vs. Admirals "" 102.3 the Mountain

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Norfolk will finish a stretch that will see the two teams play three times in four games after splitting a two-game series in Virginia last weekend. The Admirals have a record of 20-24-2-1 and are in fifth place in the division. Peter Holland is currently on a five-game road point streak.

Sunday, February 17, 4:05 PM: PENGUINS vs. Crunch "" 102.3 the Mountain

Syracuse is in the midst of a five-game road stretch, looking to turn things around after going 2-7-0-1 in its last ten contests. This will be the Penguins' seventh game against the Crunch this season and final one at Mohegan Sun Arena. The 2012-13 head-to-head series is even at three wins apiece. Syracuse is one of three teams in the AHL to not have lost in regulation when leading after the first period (16-0-2-1).

PENGUINS TEAM LEADERS as of 2/12/13...

PLAYER GP G A PTS

Chad Kolarik 48 18 21 39

Riley Holzapfel 47 16 15 31

Trevor Smith 47 14 15 29

Beau Bennett 34 7 18 25

Paul Thompson 39 14 8 22

GOALIE GP REC SO GAA SV%

Jeff Zatkoff 29 16-12-0 3 1.96 .920

Brad Thiessen 20 9-9-1 4 2.55 .904

PLAYER GP G A PTS TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS

Chad Kolarik 48 18 21 39 1. Binghamton Senators 46 28 13 1 4 61

Riley Holzapfel 47 16 15 31 2. Syracuse Crunch 46 26 14 2 4 58

Trevor Smith 47 14 15 29 3. PENGUINS 47 25 19 2 1 53

Beau Bennett 34 7 18 25 4. Hershey Bears 48 23 19 3 3 52

Paul Thompson 39 14 8 22 5. Norfolk Admirals 47 20 24 2 1 43

GOALIE GP REC SO GAA SV%

Jeff Zatkoff 29 16-12-0 3 1.96 .920

Brad Thiessen 20 9-9-1 4 2.55 .904

ICE CHIPS...

- Jeff Zatkoff has won five straight starts, allowing just one goal in each game.

- The Penguins have given up only 16 goals over their last 12 games.

- Warren Peters has potted five goals over the team's last five contests.

- The Penguins have allowed just four play goals over their last 12 games (44-for-48, 91.7%).

- Riley Holzapfel has posted 11 points (7g-4a) in 10 matches for Wilkes-Bare/Scranton.

PENGUINS RECENT TRANSACTIONS...

02/11/2013 Chris Collins LW ADD Signed to PTO

02/11/2013 Joe Morrow D ADD Returned on loan from Pittsburgh (NHL)

02/11/2013 Reid McNeill D ADD Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) from Wheeling (ECHL)

02/10/2013 Chris Barton C DEL Released from PTO

02/10/2013 Joe Morrow D DEL Recalled from loan by Pittsburgh (NHL)

02/07/2013 Dylan Reese D DEL Recalled from loan by Pittsburgh (NHL)

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