Penguins Host Phantoms To Open 2014-15 Season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Photo credit: Mike Murray (@muzzy20)
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins open their 16th season as an American Hockey League franchise on October 11th at 7:05 p.m. against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The AHL released their schedule for the 2014-15 season at 11 a.m. ET.

The biggest changes include seeing the Phantoms 12 times in 2014-15 much like the Pens have been playing Hershey the past several seasons, six at home and six on the road. The tri-state rivalry can really begin to re-develop this season. Gone from the East Division are the Syracuse Crunch, but the Penguins still visit the War Memorial twice this season.

Although the Penguins play more games in the East Division than last season (up to 40 from 38 last season), they also play the rest of the Eastern Conference more, up eight games from 2013-14. The reason this is possible? The Penguins do not play any teams from the Western Conference this year.

Schedule Specifics

Season & Home Opener: Saturday, October 11th vs. Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. ET

Season finale: Sunday, April 19th at Lehigh Valley, 5:05 p.m. ET

Longest homestand: four games twice (from Dec. 27th to Jan. 2nd & from Feb. 11th to Feb. 21st)

Longest road trip: six games (from Feb. 28th to Mar. 8th)

Special Games: New Years Eve vs. Hershey at 3:05 p.m. ET
                          Valentines Day vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05 p.m. ET

Opponents Breakdown (By Division)

East Division (38 games)
Hershey - 12 (six home, six away)
Lehigh Valley - 12 (six home, six away)
Binghamton - 8 (four home, four away)
Norfolk - 8 (four home, four away)

Northeast Division (20 games)
Albany - 4 (two home, two away)
Bridgeport - 4 (two home, two away)
Hartford - 4 (two home, two away)
Springfield - 4 (two home, two away)
Syracuse - 4 (twp home, two away)

Atlantic Division (16 games)
Manchester - 4 (two home, two away)
Portland - 4 (two home, two away)
Providence - 2 (one home, one away)
St. John's - 4 (two home, two away)
Worcester - 2 (one home, one away)

Link to the AHL website for the full game-by-game Penguins schedule for 2014-15.


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