Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

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Probably the most complete game the Penguins have played to date in this young season, beating a very much improved Hartford Wolf Pack team tonight 3-2 in a shootout tonight.

Pens fell behind in the first on two consecutive power play goals that Hartford scored on to fall behind 2-0. But they battled back from goals by Gage Quinney and Jarrett Burton and battled the Wolf Pack to a shootout where J-S Dea scored and Casey DeSmith stopped everyhing coming his way.

Daniel Sprong did not score, this his goal scoring streak stops at five.

More in a bit.


A thriller in Wilkes-Barre between the Penguins and Laval Rocket.

Lead changes. Hat tricks. Overtime game winners. Good flow. Nice pace.

Hat trick by Daniel Sprong, who is lighting this league on fire, and an overtime goal by Teddy Blueger propel the Penguins to a win over the high powered offense of the Laval Rocket.

More in a bit.


Offensive explosion this afternoon by the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins who unload six goals on the Syracuse Crunch and win 6-1.

Gage Quinney was the first star of the game, with a goal and two assists in his first game of the season for the Penguins.

Casey DeSmith picked up the win.

More in a bit.


33 save shutout by Casey DeSmith and two power play goals by the Penguins special teams coupled with being perfect on the penalty kill propel the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins to their first win of the season, 5-0 over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Goals by Tom Sestito, Daniel Sprong, Frank Corrado, J-S Dea and Dominik Simon.

Full piece in a bit.


Boatloads of penalties against, failure to score in penalties for and giving up two shorthanded penalties to Warren Foegele doom the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins on opening night. They lose 5-2. 

Firepower never came alive because there was no flow because of the penalties. Jeremy Smith and Tristan Jarry were great in goal for their respective teams, but the Checkers and Foegele finally got to Jarry. 

Full story in a bit.


Seasons over folks. 

A mammoth effort in goal, stopping fifty shots by the Penguins in a decisive Game 5 and two goals by Danton Heinen were enough in a one game series that does the Penguins in here. 

Penguins got caught with too many men in the first, Bruins scored :09 into that. Penguins couldn’t score on a double minor in the first. That was it. 

Penguins got a power play goal by J-S Dea that gave the home side life, but McIntyre stood on his head in the game and the Penguins closing minutes moments, Wilkes-Barre never found an equalizer. 

Full piece in a bit. 


Game 5 Sunday. 

Providence put 42 shots at the Penguins tonight and got bounces, bounces, bounces. 

Penguins got goals from Tim Erixon and Ethan Prow tonight. 

Penalty trouble and loose play struck the Penguins. A turnover in front of DeSmith minutes into the game turned into a goal for the Bruins, Providence cashed on a power play for the second goal then scored on an odd man rush for the third goal. 

The rout was on at that point. Providence played to win, Penguins played to lord knows what and it’s a winner take all contest Sunday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. 

Full piece in a bit.