Penguins Prospect Watch: Sprong, Blueger, Sundqvist

 

Trending Up/Trending Down Trending Up: Daniel Sprong was named the QMJHL First Star of the Week. In two games, Sprong had 5 goals and 1 assist and a plus-5 rating to earn the honors. Sprong has been on a tear of late, with 9 goals and 7 assists in his last six games. That’s expected production for a skilled junior player like Sprong who turns 20 in March. 2016-2017 Stats: 25 GP – 15 Goals – 16 Assists – 31 Points – -14 

Kasperi Kapanen off to hot start in AHL playoffs

 

A big selling point for Penguins management when it comes to selling a narrative this summer will be Kasperi Kapanen being an impact top-6 player for the Penguins next season? Whether he’s ready remains to be seen but Kapanen is off to an excellent start in the AHL playoffs. After a two goal performance in WBS Game 1 one win, Kapanen scored again tonight, giving him three goals in two playoff games.. 2014-2015 Regular Stats (WBS Penguins) 4 GP – 1 Goal – 1 Assists – 2 Points – -1 – 9 SOG 2015 Playoff Stats (WBS Penguins) 2 GP – 3 Goal – 0 Assists – 3 Points – +2 – 7 SOG 2014-2015 Stats (KALPA) 41 GP – 11 Goals – 10 Assists – 21 Points – 2

Matthew Murray’s 27-save shutout gives WBS Penguins a 2-0 series lead

 

No situation has been too big for Matthew Murray and the rookie goaltender is off to a 2-0 start in the AHL playoffs. Murray posted a 27-save shutout tonight vs Syracuse in a 4-0 Baby Penguins win. Wilkes Barre takes a commanding 2-0 series lead with the series shifting to Syracuse Wednesday night. Murray has stopped 49 of 50 shots through two playoff games. Including the regular season, Murray has 13 shutouts in 42 games this season. 2014-2015 Regular Stats (WBS Penguins): 25-10-1, 1.58 GAA, .968 Save Percentage, 12 SO 2015 Playoff Stats (WBS Penguins): 2-0-0, 0.50 GAA, .980 SV%, 1 SO

Kasperi Kapanen makes immediate impact with big night in WBS Penguins debut

 

Kasperi Kapanen scored on his first AHL shot and added a primary assist for a two point night in his WBS Penguins debut, a 3-0 Wilkes Barre win. Kapanen came through the neutral zone with blazing speed and cut to the middle, beating defenseman Adam Comrie and scoring with a beautiful goal at 4:43 of the first period. Kapanen finished the night with 1 goal, 1 assist, +1 rating and 3 shots on goal. 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins) 1 GP – 1 Goal – 1 Assists – 2 Points – +1 – 3 SOG 2014-2015 Stats (KALPA) 41 GP – 11 Goals – 10 Assists – 21 Points – 2

Matthew Murray picks up his 12 shutout of season, 9th in last 17 games

 

2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray made 30 saves on 30 shots, recording his 12h shutout of the season for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins tonight. WBS defeated Lehigh Valley 3-0, getting a two point night from Kasperi Kapanen (1G-1A) and a 30 save shutout performance from Murray. Murray has posted shutouts in back-to-back starts. He has nine shutouts in his last 17 games. 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 24-9-3, 1.56 GAA, .943 SV%, 12 shutouts

Another shutout for Matthew Murray

 

2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray made 21 saves on 21 shots, recording his 11th shutout of the season Saturday night for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins. WBS defeated Lehigh Valley 3-0, getting two goals Scott Wilson and a 21 save performance from Murray. The rookie netminder is now 22-9-1 with a 1.54 GAA, .941 save percentage and 11 shutouts. 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 23-9-1, 1.54 GAA, .941 SV%, 11 shutouts

Jayson Megna, 6 goals and 12 points in his last 13 games

 

The Penguins coaching staff has soured on Jayson Megna but the third year pro is playing the best hockey of his career of late. Megna netted his 20th goal of the season with a breakaway goal in Wilkes Barre’s 3-1 win over the Senators. His speed has been a major factor, observers say, Megna is a player the Penguins front office is pushing to get another look at the NHL level. Megna has 6 goals and 12 points in his last 13 games. 2014-2015 Stats: 53 GP – 20 Goals – 13 Assists – 33 Points – +17

Scott Wilson continues strong play in Wilkes Barre

 

2011 7th round pick Scott Wilson continued his strong play Friday night with his 16th goal of the season in Wilkes Barre’s 3-1 win over the Binghamton Senators. Wilson is up to 16 goals, 36 points and a +15 rating in 48 games this season. His ability to play with grit and skill has him rising up the organizational depth chart and observers say Wilson’s ability to create offense has been a consistent all season. He leads WBS with 125 shots. 2014-2015 Stats: 48 GP – 16 Goals – 20 Assists – 36 Points – +16

Matthew Murray sets AHL record with 10th shutout of season

 

2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray made 32 saves on 32 shots, recording his AHL rookie record 10th shutout of the season this afternoon for Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins. WBS defeated Lehigh Valley 3-0 and the Penguins were outshot 14-3 in the third period and 32-19 in the game. Murray is 21-8-3 with 10 shutouts . 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 21-8-3, 10 SO

Matthew Murray picks up his fourth straight shutout

 

2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray collected his league leading ninth shutout in WBS Penguins 3-0 win over the Monarchs this afternoon. Murray made 32 saves earning his fourth straight shutout and has now gone 245:22 without allowing a goal. According to the AHL, the record is 268:17. Nine of Murray’s 17 wins this season have now been shutouts. 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 17-8-1, 1.59 GAA, .939 Save Percentage, 9 SO