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Countdown to Opening NightOctober 16, 2021
76 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Don’t get used to me using emojis in my blog headlines, but the emoji used in today’s entry about sums up the week for Penguins fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Let’s review:
Monday: Coal Street releases Colin Smith from his PTO and recalls Sean Maguire.
Monday Night: Matt Murray injured in a game with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Tuesday: Casey DeSmith recalled and Colin Stevens re-signed to another PTO.
Wednesday: Nothing happened.
Thursday: This tweet from Tyler happened…
Friday Morning: Coal Street signs goaltender Anthony Peters to a PTO from the Cincinnati Cyclones. Peters is not a slouch. He has pretty good numbers with the Cyclones, he has a 7-4-1 record. His .929 SV% and a 2.26 GAA both rank fourth in the ECHL with Cincinnati.
That said, the Penguins play in the AHL and have the second place in the Central Division Milwaukee Admirals coming in Friday night, the second place in the North Division Rochester Americans coming in Saturday night and then travel to their blood rival Hershey Bears Sunday afternoon. The goaltending situation right now is not ideal. If Maguire can’t go tonight or Saturday, Wilkes-Barre is all in with two guys on PTO agreements.
Gameday setup for tonight’s matchup with the Milwaukee Admirals hits the blog at 3 p.m. In the meantime, this entrance song may be playing on repeat at my office until puck drop tonight…