Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Syrause 2/17

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Home Game: 26

AHL Game: 754

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 4:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Binghamton, the Penguins won 5-2. Chad Kolarik had a goal and three assists and was named first star of the game. For Syracuse, they played in Binghamton on Friday and won 7-1. J.T. Wyman had a hat trick and an assist, and also was named first star of the game.

Last Meeting: New Years Eve in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 2-1. Trevor Smith scored with :01 left to spoil Dustin Tokarski’s shutout bid.

Record: For WBS: 26-21-2-1 (55 pts., 3rd place East Division) — For SYR: 28-14-2-4 (62 pts., 2nd place East Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins can get to five points of the Crunch with a regulation win this afternoon. It’s not going to be easy, because the Crunch are a good team and were off last night while the Penguins were in Binghamton last night. Good goaltending, as they’ve had all year, and success on the power play, that they had last night should do the trick.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis

Linesmen: Scott Adams / Jud Ritter

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): Kids Day – Red Robin Penguins Kids Club Postgame Skate

Other Game to Watch: The Bears are in Rochester, capping off a three in three weekend in Western New York.

Next Five Games: @ ADK 2/22*, CT 2/23, @ BRI 2/24, NOR 2/27, HER 3/1

* – game played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

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