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Penguins clinch seventh straight postseason appearance

March 29, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

WILKES-BARRE, PA - With their 1-0 win over the Hershey Bears on Sunday night, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have secured their seventh consecutive appearance in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The win gives the Penguins 96 points on the season. The Philadelphia Phantoms, who hold down the fifth spot in the East Division, have 82 with seven games remaining, meaning even if they won all seven, the Phantoms would not be able to pass the Penguins in the division standings.

The Penguins have now advanced to the postseason eight times in the 10 year history of the club, and have made three appearances in the Calder Cup Finals (2001, 2004, 2008). The team has an all-time record of 56-51 in 107 playoff games.

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