Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

GAMEDAY: vs. Syracuse 12/31

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Home Game: 17

AHL Game: 473

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:05 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday at home vs. the Norfolk Admirals, the Pens lost in overtime 3-2. Jayson Megna had a goal and was a +2 and was named third star of the game. For Syracuse, they coughed up a 4-0 lead to the St. John’s IceCaps and lost 5-4 in overtime. Cory Conacher and Alex Killorn both had a goal and an assist each in the loss.

Last Meeting: December 22 in Syracuse, the Pens won 3-2. Trevor Smith was named first star with the game winning goal.

Record: For WBS: 14-13-2-1 (31 pts., 4th place East Division) — For SYR: 19-7-2-3 (43 pts., 1st place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins have a winning record against the Crunch and seem to have their number. They want to close out 2012 on a winning note.

Referee(s): Jamie Koharski / Geoff Miller

Linesmen: Scott Adams / Luke Murray

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @SyracuseCrunch

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /syracusecrunch

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @PSCrunchHockey

Broadcasters: For WBS: Tom Grace @TGracePens and Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SYR: Dan D’Uva @Dan_DUva

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @Allovimo

Radio: For WBS: 102.3 The Mountain / For Syracuse: The Score 1260

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: The B-Sens host the St. John’s IceCaps in a game that has All-Star implications. The B-Sens need the Penguins to beat the Crunch to send head coach Luke Richardson to coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in Providence next month.

Next Five Games: @ BNG 1/4, WOR 1/5, @ CT 1/6, BNG 1/9, HER 1/11

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