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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Weekly

April 7, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

Weekly Rewind

Wed., Apr. 1 - PENGUINS 4 vs. Hartford 3

Dominik Uher scored twice and Brian Dumoulin gathered three assists to help W/B-Scranton edge the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-3. Down by one in the second, Jayson Megna tied the score with his team-leading 21st goal of the season. Uher provided W-B/Scranton with insurance, tallying both goals in the third. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 37-of-40 shots in the victory.

Fri., Apr. 3 - PENGUINS 2 vs. Worcester 4

Nikolay Goldobin and Daniil Tarasov each collected a goal and an assist to lift the Sharks past the Penguins in a 4-2 decision. Dominik Uher netted his third goal in his last two games, while Tom Kuhnhackl picked up two assists. Danny Syvret also scored for W-B/Scranton, notching a power play goal.

Sat., Apr. 4 - PENGUINS 3 vs. Lehigh Valley 0

Matt Murray made 21 saves for his 11th shutout of the season as W-B/Scranton beat Lehigh Valley 3-0. Scott Wilson capitalized on two opportunities in the first to give the Penguins an early 2-0 lead. In the third, Brian Dumoulin gathered his fourth goal on the year to complete the scoring.

The Week Ahead

Wed., Apr. 8 - Penguins at LEHIGH VALLEY

The Phantoms (31-31-6-1) host the Penguins for the 11th meeting in the 12-game series. Jason Akeson leads the Phantoms in the series with seven points (3G-4A) in seven games. The two teams meet a final time on Sunday, Apr. 19.

Sat., Apr. 11 - Penguins at PORTLAND

Sun., Apr. 12 - Penguins at PORTLAND

The Pirates (37-25-6-1) are eighth in the Eastern Conference with a magic number of nine. Goalie Mike McKenna is second behind Matt Murray with seven shutouts. Portland is tied for second in the AHL with 11 shorthanded goals.

Ice Chips

- With 21 saves on Saturday versus Lehigh Valley, Matt Murray collected his 11th shutout of the year and now stands second all-time for the most shutouts in a season by an AHL goaltender - two behind record holder Jason LaBarbera (Hartford - 2003-04).

- Murray was the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for the second consecutive month, becoming just the second goalie in league history to do so (Phillip Sauve, Hershey - 2002).

- Murray currently leads the AHL in goals against average (1.54), save percentage (.941) and shutouts (11).

- Tom Kostopoulos has recorded 14 points in the Penguins' last 13 games (5G-9A).

- Tom Kuhnhackl (4A) Dominik Uher (3G-1A) and Brian Dumoulin (1G-3A) have collected four points apiece in the last three contests.

- The Penguins' magic number currently stands at two.


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