Matt Murray named AHL goaltender of the month


2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray has been named AHL goaltender of the month for February. Murray who has eight shutouts on season, allowed only one goal on 110 shots during the month of February, posting a 0.25 GAA, .991 save percentage and three shutouts. On the season he’s 16-8-2 with a 1.65 GAA, .936 save percentage and eight shutouts. Since December 28, Murray is 11-2-0 with a 0.99 GAA and .962 save percentage. 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 16-8-2, 1.65 GAA, .936 Save Percentage, 8 SO

Kasperi Kapanen, 2 points in last 14 games for Kalpa


Kasperi Kapanen got off to a strong start to the season for Kalpa but has worn down as the season progresses observers say. After posting 9 goals and 16 points in his first 19 games, Kapanen has two points over his last 14 games to go with a disappointing showing in the World Juniors. 2014-2015 Stats (KALPA) 33 GP – 10 Goals – 8 Assists – 18 Points – 0

Matthew Murray has stopped 109 of last 110 shots faced, records 7th shutout of the season


2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray continues to emerge in a big way in his first professional season with the Penguins organization, picking up his AHL leading 7th shutout with a 22 save performance in Wilkes Barre’s 2-0 win over Providence on Saturday night. The 20-year-old rookie goaltender has registered shutouts in four of his last six starts, allowing just four goals on 150 shots. He has stopped 109 of the last 110 shots he has faced. Murray’s shutout total is the most by a first-year goaltender in the American Hockey League since 2003-04 (Wade Dubielewicz, 9). 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 15-8-1, 1.72 GAA, .934 Save Percentage, 7 SO

Matthew Murray picks up AHL leading 6th shutout of the season


With great size and athleticism, 2012 3rd round pick Matthew Murray has emerged in a big way in his first professional season with the Penguins organization, picking up his AHL leading 6th shutout in Wilkes Barre’s 3-0 win over Portland on Friday night. Murray made 23 saves, improving to 14-8-1 with a 1.79 GAA, .932 save percentage. Since December 28th, Murray is 9-2-0 with a 1.17 GAA, .958 save percentage and has four shutouts during that span. 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 14-8-1, 1.79 GAA, .932 Save Percentage, 6 SO

J.S. Dea nets OT winner, averaging point per game on season


J.S. Dea a fast rising prospect in the Penguins system, netted the overtime winner and added an assist in Wilkes Barre’s 2-1 overtime win vs the Phantoms on Wednesday night. Dea scored 13 seconds into a power play, scoring at 4:58 of overtime. Dea now has 3 goals and 7 points in seven games this season, averaging a point per game. TIOPS Prospect Ranking: #10 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 7 GP – 3 Goals – 4 Assists – 7 Points – +3 – 17 SOG

Matthew Murray makes 42 saves in 2-1 OT win


Goaltender Matthew Murray made 42 saves in a 2-1 OT win over the Phantoms on Wednesday night. The teams official site called Murray “sensational” tonight. Murray is now 2-1-0 on the season with a 1.75 GAA and .939 save percentage, one shutout. TIOPS Prospect Ranking: #8 2014-2015 Stats (WBS Penguins): 2-1-0, 1.75 GAA, .939 Save Percentage, 1 SO

Kasperi Kapanen scores twice, earns games No. 1 star vs HIFK


Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals in Kalpa’s 3-2 loss to HIFK. Kapanen took home the games No. 1 star and is off to a strong start with 3 goals and 6 points in his first four games with Kalpa. Last season Kapanen had just 14 points in 47 games. TIOPS PROSPECT RANKING: #1 10/21/vs HFIK: 2 Goals, 3 Shots, 16:25 TOI 2014-2015 Stats (KALPA) 4 GP – 3 Goals – 3 Assists – 6 Points – +1 – (1 Shootout Goal) – 18:10 TOI

Derrick Pouliot (shoulder) to make debut tonight with Wilkes Barre


2012 first round pick Derrick Pouliot (shoulder) will make his professional debut tonight with the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins. “He’ll be playing tonight, that’s exiciting for us,” Penguins head coach Mike Johnston said of Pouliot. “Great to see Derrick playing a game, healthy and ready to go.” TIOPS PROSPECT RANKING: #2 2013-2014 Stats (Portland WHL): 58 GP – 17 Goals – 53 Assists – 70 Pts

Kasperi Kapanen picks up assist, scores shootout goal vs ILVES


Kasperi Kapanen has points in back to games for Kalpa to kick off the season.. Wednesday night vs ILVES, Kapanen picked up an assist and scored the game winning goal in the shootout, beating the goaltender glove side. Kalpa defeated ILVES 4-3 on Wednesday, Kapanen assisted on the game tying goal. Kapanen has points in consecutive games (shootout goals are not credited as goals). TIOPS PROSPECT RANKING: #1 10/15/vs ILVES: 1 Assist, 1 Point, +2, 19:55 TOI 2014-2015 Stats (KALPA) 2 GP – 0 Goals – 2 Assists – 2 Points – +1 – (1 Shootout Goal)

Tristan Jarry named to Subway Super Series


Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Tristan Jarry has been named to the WHL roster for the upcoming SUBWAY Super Series, the Western Hockey League announced Thursday. Jarry was one of two netminders named to the squad, which will take on Team Russia in a pair of games, along with Tri-City Americans netminder Eric Comrie. Jarry played in the 2013 SUBWAY Super Series, making 15 saves in a 4-2 WHL win in Lethbridge. Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 of the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series in Saskatoon on Monday, November 10th, and will continue the series on Tuesday, November 11th with Game 2 in Brandon TIOPS Prospect Ranking: #6 2014-2015 Stats (Edmonton WHL): 4-3-0, 2.72 GAA, .907 Save Percentage