Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – October 2018

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins finished the month of October with a 5-2-1 record. They are currently sitting at #3 in the Atlantic Division, #4 in the Eastern Conference, and #9 in the AHL with a 68.8 Points%.

The Pens have outscored their opponents 27-21. They currently sit at #14 in the AHL at 3.38 Goals For per game and #5 in the AHL at 2.63 Goals Against per game, giving them a 56.3 GF% which is #9 in the league. WBS is #21 in the league having gone 5/32 for a 15.6 PP% and are #8 having stopped 28/33 for an 84.8 PK%.

 

Goaltenders

Peters has gone 3-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA and 93.1 Sv%.

Jarry has gone 2-1-1 with a 2.72 GAA and 91.3 Sv%.

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Chicago Wolves – October 2018

The Chicago Wolves finished the month of October with a 6-2-1 record. They are currently sitting at #2 in the Central Division, #4 in the Western Conference, and #7 in the AHL with a 72.2 Points%.

The Wolves have outscored their opponents 37-26. They currently sit at #4 in the AHL at 4.11 Goals For per game and #10 in the AHL at 2.89 Goals Against per game, giving them 1 58.7 GF% which is #7 in the league. Chicago are #20 in the league having gone 7/44 for a 15.9 PP% and are #23 having stopped 35/46 for a 76.1 PK%.

 

Goaltenders

Lagace has gone 3-2-0 with a 2.26 GAA and 91.9 Sv%.

Dansk has gone 3-0-1 with a 3.16 GAA and 89.6 Sv%.

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Fort Wayne Komets 2018 Training Camp

I am quite behind here, the Fort Wayne Komets released their training camp roster a few days ago and began their on-ice practice sessions Monday October 1. They practice throughout the week and then play back to back games against the Indy Fuel, away on Friday October 5 and home on Saturday October 6.

The Opening-Day Rosters are due on Wednesday October 10, so they will need to drop down to 21 active players (and 2 Reserve) by then. The 2018-19 ECHL regular season begins Friday October 12, with Fort Wayne heads on the road to face off against Indy.

Next we will take a look at the roster full of hopefuls attending training camp. As this is the first year Fort Wayne is affiliated with the Vegas Golden Knights these are all new faces to me, even the handful of returning veterans.

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Wheeling Nailers 2018 Training Camp

I am a bit behind, the Wheeling Nailers posted their 2018 ECHL training camp rosters a few days ago and began their practice sessions on Tuesday October 2. They practice throughout the week and then play the Cincinnati Cyclones at home on Friday October 5 and then on the road Saturday October 6.

The Opening-Day Rosters are due on Wednesday October 10, so they will need to be down to 21 players by then (although they can have 2 more on Reserve and other might be on IR). The regular season begins Friday October 12, while the Nailers first game is Saturday October 13 on the road at the Norfolk Admirals.

Next we will take a look at the rosters, most of whom are new faces in the organization this year.

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Vegas Golden Knights Preseason Results

The Vegas Golden Knights have completed all of their preseason games and appear to have their roster set for the 2018-19 NHL season. So let’s take a look back and see how they performed throughout their 7 preseason matches.

 

Team Stats

Vegas went 6-1-0 through their 7 preseason games, during which they outscored their opponents 33-16 (67.3 GF%). They also outshot their opponents 210-184 (53.3 SF%) and led shot attempts 393-383 (50.6 CF%). They went 9/22 at a 40.9 PP% and stopped 22/25 for an 88.0 PK%.

They haven’t named captains yet but based on who wore an A during the preseason we can get a good idea what to expect. Bellemare and Smith both wore the A in all 4 games they played and were listed as an A in all 3 games they were scratched. Engelland also wore an A in all 4 of his games, but was not listed as an A when he was scratched. Stastny wore an A in 3 of his 5 games, but not when the 3 returning alternates from last year were in the lineup. Pacioretty wore the A in 2 of his 5 games, again when the main guys weren’t playing, but strangely was listed as a C during the 2 games he was scratched.

So those are the guys most likely to wear a letter this year, although if they do 6 alternates again they will need to pick an extra. Eakin wore an A in his lone game, Haula wore it in 1 of 4 games, while Karlsson and Marchessault each had it in 1 of 5 games. However all of those happened during the first two games when most of the regulars were scratched. So until they announce something we can only assume to know the 3 alternates and maybe 2 additionals in rotation.

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