September 29, 1973. Brantford (Ontario) Civic Centre. The Pittsburgh Penguins squared off against their arch-nemesis—the truculent St. Louis Blues—in an NHL exhibition game.
Early in the second period all hell broke loose. The Pens’ pint-sized policeman Bryan Watson—an early version of Bobby Farnham—was hunched forward into the wheelhouse of [...]
Anticipating the return of forwards Eric Fehr and Carl Hagelin, the Penguins sent Conor Sheary to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton following practice yesterday.
Fehr has missed the past 17 games with a lower-body injury sustained against Ottawa on February 2. The Pens were 9-7-1 during the big forward’s absence.
Hagelin absorbed a hard hit during the f [...]
Back on February 16, I posted an article on PenguinPoop bemoaning the Penguins’ lack of scoring depth. While commending their collective effort, I singled out the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton kids for their inability to find the net.
Then a funny thing happened. Scott Wilson scored his first NHL goal the very next game against the Red Wings, courtes [...]
What a difference a day makes. Scarcely 24 hours after a no-show, 4-2 loss to Calgary on home ice, the Penguins turned on the jets and walloped the overmatched New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center by a score of 6-1.
“Obviously this was the response we were looking for,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “We believe in our leadership group. We [...]
Including games played through Saturday, March 5, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins occupy second place in the AHL Atlantic Division with a record of 34-19-5 (73 points). They’ve scored 177 goals (fifth in the league) and allowed 144 (fourth fewest). The Baby Pens are (13-14-4) under new coach Clark Donatelli.
Dominik Simon and defenseman W [...]
Oh no. Here we go again.
Those were my thoughts last night as I watched the Rangers celebrate Chris Kreider’s second-period goal on the big-screen TV at Wright’s Gym.
Indeed, the game was following an all-too-familiar script. An on-ice version of the movie Groundhog Day, where the same scenario keeps repeating. One that’s resulted in a horrid [...]