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Baby Penguins Update: March 13, 2017 – Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog

Baby Penguins Update: March 13, 2017

Coached by Clark Donatelli, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins presently are in first place in the AHL Atlantic Division with a record of 41-17-3 and 85 points—best in the league. The Baby Pens have scored 205 goals (fifth most in the league) and allowed 146 (third fewest).

Tom Kostopoulos leads the Baby Pens with 45 points. The veteran captain is tied with rookie Jake Guentzel for the club goal-scoring lead with 21 apiece. Defenseman David Warsofsky is second in assists and points, with 29 and 43 respectively. Kevin Porter leads the team with 30 assists. He’s fourth on the scoring list (40 points), two points behind Guentzel.

With 13 points (3+10) in his last 13 games, Porter has been the hottest Baby Pen of late. Dominik Simon has 12 points in his last 13 games, including six goals. Warsofsky has six goals and 11 points in his past 14 games. The Massachusetts native is fifth among AHL defensemen in points and tied for second in the league in plus/minus (+28). Josh Archibald ranks fourth in the circuit at plus-26.

Tom Sestito (121) tops the Baby Pens in penalty minutes—fifth most in the league.

Tristan Jarry continues to pace the team’s goalies in all major categories, including games (38), minutes (2286), goals against average (2.28), save percentage (.921), shutouts (1) and wins (24).

SCORING
Player Age Pos GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Tom Kostopoulos 37 RW 61 21 24 45 37 5
David Warsofsky 26 D 46 14 29 43 28 28
Jake Guentzel 21 LW 33 21 21 42 12 21
Kevin Porter 30 C 57 10 30 40 46 0
Oskar Sundqvist 22 C 53 16 23 39 44 11
Dominik Simon 22 C 58 11 26 37 16 4
Jean-Sebastien Dea 22 C 59 16 13 29 47 11
Garrett Wilson 25 LW 51 11 18 29 74 16
Josh Archibald 23 RW 57 14 13 27 37 26
Teddy Blueger 22 C 39 5 17 22 16 18
Carter Rowney 27 RW 26 10 11 21 15 6
Derrick Pouliot 22 D 35 6 12 18 22 12
Sahir Gill 24 C 38 5 12 17 6 4
Tom Sestito 28 LW 33 6 10 16 121 4
Chad Ruhwedel 26 D 28 4 12 16 12 0
Cameron Gaunce 26 D 49 2 11 13 38 15
Ryan Haggerty 23 RW 43 7 6 13 37 0
Tim Erixon 25 D 40 3 10 13 18 4
Ethan Prow 23 D 46 1 11 12 20 -3
Danny Kristo 26 RW 32 6 5 11 10 2
Bobby Goers 30 D 28 3 6 9 6 7
Stuart Percy 23 D 37 1 7 8 18 6
Jarrett Burton 25 C 25 4 2 6 27 -3
Reid Gardiner 20 RW 23 3 3 6 4 -4
Lukas Bengtsson 22 D 16 1 5 6 6 14
Steve Oleksy 30 D 16 1 4 5 16 4
Reid McNeill 24 D 14 1 1 2 21 2
Patrick McGrath 23 RW 24 0 2 2 85 0
Thomas DiPauli 22 C 12 1 0 1 10 1
Casey DeSmith 25 G 22 0 1 1 0 0
Tristan Jarry 21 G 38 0 1 1 2 0
Adam Krause 24 C 3 0 1 1 0 3
Doug Carr 27 G 2 0 0 0 0 0
Frankie Corrado 23 D 5 0 0 0 4 -1
Christian Hilbrich 24 LW 5 0 0 0 0 -1
Brett Stern 24 D 6 0 0 0 0 -1
GOALTENDING
Player Pos GP MIN GA SH AVE SVPCT W-L-OT
Tristan Jarry G 38 2286 87 1 2.28 0.921 24-13-1
Casey DeSmith G 22 1307 50 0 2.29 0.912 16-4-2
Doug Carr G 2 80 4 0 3.00 0.897 1-0-0

 

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  1. the Other Rick's Gravatar the Other Rick
    March 14, 2017 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Hey Rick,

    I saw Pouliot finally had a big game in WBS. If I remember correctly, he had 4 points in a game last week. I also thought they said it was his first multi-point game.

    So, now that Streit has joined the teams sick call, does Pouliot get the call up?

    I am beginning to get worried that the Pens will have to dip down and bring up Prow and Bengtsson for their D and even Kostopolis to play F. Wouldn’t that be something to see Kostopolis doing his impression of Michyluck from 25 odd years passed.

    So what does WBS do when their roster is forced to play for the parent club due to injuries sustained from blocking too many shots, shots they had to block because they couldn’t clear the zone?

    • Jim's Gravatar Jim
      March 14, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

      Good point Coach.
      It is a real problem moving forward.
      But do u think a better question is What happens to the Nailers of the ECL.?
      Some where and at some level they have to be saying enough is enough.This keeps up and the LOCAL paper in Wheeling will be running want ads for Hockey players. Who knows you may get a 5 game emergency try out as a back up goalie in Wheeling?
      Cheers

      • the Other Rick's Gravatar the Other Rick
        March 14, 2017 at 11:18 am | Permalink

        That is funny Jim, as I started reading your comment I had the same exact thought and had to laugh when you suggested I may get a tryout. How about that a 54 year old playing Goal for a minor league team because the parent club(s) had to raid their roster so bad!

        I am going to have to go check to see the condition of my equipment. I have a younger brother who often borrowed some of it.

  2. Rick Buker's Gravatar Rick Buker
    March 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Hey all,

    You’ve probably already heard. The Pens have recalled Josh Archibald from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

    Good move, given how long Bryan Rust–and now Carl Hagelin–are expected to be out.

    Archibald’s not a huge scorer (14 goals with the Baby Pens). But he can flat-out fly. Good plus/minus (+26), too.

    We could use a little shot of adrenalin at this stage.

    Rick

  3. Mike's Gravatar Mike
    March 13, 2017 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Rick

    Is it me or are the Penguins under-sized forwards starting to show
    the effects of teams physical style of play against the Pen’s?

    I’m really starting to get concerned.

    • Rick Buker's Gravatar Rick Buker
      March 13, 2017 at 11:36 am | Permalink

      Hey Mike,

      I don’t get the sense that they’re wearing down all that much. In fact, two of our smaller guys–Guentzel and Sheary–have played quite well of late.

      Going by the eye test–admittedly not an exact science–it seems to me we’re not winning puck battles to the degree we were last season. Especially in our own end and along the wall in the neutral zone. Which could be related to our comparative lack of size.

      Again, it’s just my sense. Other than rising shot totals against, I have nothing concrete to back up my observations.

      Rick

      • Mike's Gravatar Mike
        March 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

        Rick

        Not so much from the stand point of wearing down but being
        more vulnerable to the injury bug. These guys are still very
        young so I think they can keep there motor running if they
        can stay healthy.

        My concern is really with injuries.

        • Rick Buker's Gravatar Rick Buker
          March 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

          Interesting thought, Mike.

          Jim had expressed a similar notion a month or so back. It would be interesting to do a study comparing our average size to man games lost over time to see if there’s a correlation.

          On the surface, it does seem as though the Pens have been more banged up the past few seasons.

          Rick


            

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