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Weekly: Rowney and Kostopoulos Stay Hot for Penguins

March 15, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Mar. 9 - PENGUINS 6 vs. Lehigh Valley 5 (OT)

The Penguins had an amazing come-from-behind win against the Phantoms, rallying from down 5-2 in the third period to win 6-5 in overtime. Tom Kostopoulos had his first four-assist game in his career. Carter Rowney completed a three-point game (2G-1A) with the overtime game-winner. Jarrett Burton scored his first AHL goal.

Saturday, Mar. 12 - PENGUINS 2 vs. Bridgeport 3

After a scoreless first period, Kostopoulos broke the tie and scored the game's first goal in the second period. Both Kostopoulos' second period tally and Kael Mouillierat's third period goal came on the power play. Adam Krause made his AHL debut, recording three shots on goal.

Sunday, Mar. 13 - PENGUINS 2 at Bridgeport 3

Rowney scored the first goal of the game, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his pro career. Tim Erixon scored the go-ahead goal with Krause and Patrick McGrath on the assists for their first career points in the AHL. Tristan Jarry made his ninth performance of 30 saves or more with 31 stops on Sunday.

The Week Ahead

Saturday, Mar. 19 - PENGUINS vs. Hershey

The Penguins take on the Hersey Bears at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza to battle it out for the top spot in the Atlantic Division. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won these two teams' last meeting on Mar. 6 by a score of 5-4.

Sunday, Mar. 20 - PENGUINS at Hershey

The Penguins then shoot to Hershey for the back end of a weekend home-and-home series with the Bears. Hershey is 20-6-1-5 this season at Giant Center. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

Ice Chips

-Tom Kostopoulos has nine points (1G-8A) on the Pens' last 15 goals.

- On Wednesday, Carter Rowney inked a two-year deal with Pittsburgh, his first NHL contract.

- Rowney has 23 points (13G-10A) in his last 18 games.

- Rowney's three overtime goals this season are tied for most in the AHL with Chicago's Danny Kristo.

- Franky Palazzese's four saves in Wednesday's win was the fewest saves made by a Pens winning goalie since Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers turned away three shots in a victory on Feb. 25, 2014. It was also the lowest save total ever for a goalie earning their first win as a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin.

DIVISION STANDINGS

TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS Pt%

1. Hershey 62 35 17 3 7 80 .645

2. PENGUINS 62 36 21 4 1 77 .621

3. Providence 61 30 19 9 3 72 .590

4. Bridgeport 62 33 23 3 3 72 .581

5. Portland 60 31 24 3 2 67 .558

6. Hartford 61 32 27 2 0 66 .541

7. Lehigh Valley 62 27 29 3 3 60 .484

8. Springfield 60 23 30 3 4 53 .422

TEAM LEADERS

SKATERS GP G A PTS

Dustin Jeffrey 51 14 37 51

Carter Rowney 61 20 25 45

Will O'Neill 60 7 34 41

Tom Kostopoulos 61 15 24 39

Dominik Simon* 54 18 20 38

GOALIES GP W-L-OT-SO GAA Sv% Shutouts

Matt Murray* 31 20-9-1-0 2.10 0.931 4

Tristan Jarry 24 12-9-3-0 2.45 0.917 4

* = currently with Pittsburgh

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME

Sat, Mar. 19 Hershey Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.

Sun, Mar. 20 Hershey Giant Center 5:00 p.m.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Sat, Mar. 12 ADD (C) Adam Krause Recalled from WHL

Sat, Mar. 12 DEL (LW) Conor Sheary Recalled by PIT

Sat, Mar. 12 DEL (RW) Dominik Simon Recalled by PIT

Sat, Mar. 12 ADD (LW) Tom Sestito Reassigned by PIT

Thu, Mar. 10 DEL (LW) Anton Zlobin Reassigned by PIT from WHL

Thu, Mar. 10 DEL (G) Brian Foster Reassigned to WHL


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