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GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 10/29

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Away Game: 5

AHL Game: 103

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Lats Game: Sunday at home vs. Binghamton, the Penguins won 3-2. Andrew Ebbett had a goal and an assist and was named first star of the game. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms lost in Hershey to the Bears 3-0.

Last Meeting: The Phantoms beat the Penguins on opening night on October 11 by a score of 5-2. Chris VandeVelde had two goals for the Phantoms and rookies Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary had goals for the Pens in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 4-4-0-0 (8 pts., 3rd place East Division) — For LV: 4-2-0-0 (8 pts., 2nd place East Division)

Why you should care: Tonight is about one thing for the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins. Payback. The Phantoms embarrassed the Penguins at their home opener nearly three weeks ago. The Penguins want to repay the favor in their maiden voyage to Allentown.

Referee(s): David Banfield / Mike Mullen

Linesmen: Leo Boylan / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky / @gblockus

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: I am going Western Conference tonight with Oklahoma City and Texas. The Barons beat the Stars twice this weekend. Do they pull the trifecta or do the defending champs get one back?

Next Five Games: @ NOR 10/31, @ NOR 11/1, HER 11/7, @ BNG 11/8, SYR 11/9

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 10/26

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Home Game: 4

AHL Game: 98

Who: Binghamton Senators

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 4:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last night in Hershey, the Pens lost 4-1. Jayson Megna had the only goal for the Pens in the loss. For Binghamton, they hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and lost in overtime 5-4. Derek Grant had two goals for the B-Sens late, which forced the game into overtime for Binghamton.

Record: For WBS: 3-4-0-0 (6 pts., 4th place East Division) — For BNG: 2-2-2-0 (6 pts., 3rd place East Division)

Why you should care: Pens look to close out the weekend on a wining note after last nights setback in Hershey. The Binghamton Senators, ahem, the defending East Division Champion Binghamton Senators, stand in their way.

Referee(s): Ryan Fraser / Ryan Murphy

Linesmen: Leo Boylan / Francis Trempe

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @BSens_Hockey

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /binghamtonsenators

Instagram: wbspenguins / bsens_hockey

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @PSBSens

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For BNG: Grady Whittenburg @BSensRadio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Binghamton: Oldies 96.9

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Let’s go with Worcester hosting Portland. The Sharks have been hot of late and the Pirates have been struggling.

Next Five Games: @ LV 10/29, @ NOR 10/31, @ NOR 11/1, HER 11/7, @ BNG 11/8

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 10/24

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Home Game: 3

AHL Game: 76

Who: Springfield Falcons

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Tuesday in Albany, the Penguins were shutout 4-0. Jeff Zatkoff left the game with injury. For Springfield, the Falcons were in Bridgeport Sunday and lost 4-3 in overtime. Ex-Penguin Ryan Craig had a goal in the Falcons loss.

Record: For WBS: 2-3-0-0 (4 pts., 5th place East Division) — For SPR: 1-2-1-0 (3 pts., 5th place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: Two teams set to battle out of the basement in their respective divisions. The Penguins still look for their first power play goal of the season. It’s also the homecoming of ex-Penguin Brian Gibbons. Should be an interesting matchup of two teams who are better than their records show.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Micheal Mullen

Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso / Luke Murray

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @TheFalconsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /falconsahl

Instagram: wbspenguins / falconsahl

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SPR: Andy Zilch @andy_zilch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Springfield: WHYN News Talk 560

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Hershey is in Allentown tonight taking on the Phantoms tonight. It will be the first of two meetings this weekend between the two clubs.

Next Five Games: @ HER 10/25, BNG 10/26, @ LV 10/29, @ NOR 10/31, @ NOR 11/1

GAMEDAY: @ Albany 10/21

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Away Game: 3

AHL Game: 59

Who: Albany Devils

Where: Times Union Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

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Last Game: Saturday in St. John’s, the Penguins won 4-1. Rookie Scott Wilson had a goal, and an assist and was a +2 in the contest. For Albany, they hosted Bridgeport Saturday and won 3-2. Ex-Penguin Paul Thompson had two goals and was named first star of the game.

Record: For WBS: 2-2-0-0 (4 pts., 4th place East Division) — For ALB: 2-0-0-1 (5 pts., 3rd place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: Should be an interesting game tonight. The Penguins are coming off of a great weekend in St. John’s and the Devils are undefeated in the AHL with hot scorer and ex-Penguin Paul Thompson waiting for Wilkes-Barre’s arrival.

Referee(s): Keith Kaval / David Banfield

Linesmen: Mike Emanatian / Frank Murphy

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AlbanyDevils

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /albanydevils

Instagram: wbspenguins / albanydevils

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky@Pete_Dougherty and @Bill_Cain_

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For ALB: Josh Heller @Josh_Heller

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @trace_1114

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Albany: 104.5 The Team

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Binghamton is in St. John’s tonight. How will the IceCaps fare with more East Division opposition heading their way tonight?

Next Five Games: SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25, BNG 10/26, @ LV 10/29, @ NOR 10/31

GAMEDAY: @ St. John’s 10/18

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Away Game: 2

AHL Game: 50

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night in St. John’s the Pens won 2-1. Reid McNeill scored in overtime to give the Penguins the win. Scott Kosmachuk scored for St. John’s.

Record: For WBS: 1-2-0-0 (2 pts., 5th place East Division) — For STJ: 1-1-2-0 (3 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — UPDATE!

Why you should care: The Penguins showed yesterday that they can in fact win hockey games. They now look for the sweep tonight in St. John’s to cap off a perfect weekend.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Justin Day / Jim Vail

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky@telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Manchester is in Norfolk this weekend. The Admirals eliminated the Monarchs last Spring in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Next Five Games: @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25, BNG 10/26, @ LV 10/29

* – game played in Newfoundland, Canada, which is 90 minutes ahead of Wilkes-Barre time.

GAMEDAY: @ St. John’s 10/17

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Away Game: 1

AHL Game: 38

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 4-1 to the Manchester Monarchs. J-S Dea scored his first professional goal and the only goal for the Penguins in the loss. For the IceCaps, they were in Bridgeport on Sunday and lost 6-3. Eric O’Dell had two goals and an assist in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 0-2-0-0 (0 pts., 5th place East Division) — For STJ: 1-1-1-0 (3 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins take to the road in search of their first win of the 2014-15 season on the site where their 2013-14 season ended. Expect a better effort than what you saw this past weekend in Wilkes-Barre.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Joe Maynard / Jim Vail

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky@telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms home opener is tonight against the team that replaced them in Glens Falls, the Adirondack Flames.

Next Five Games: @ STJ 10/18, @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25, BNG 10/26

* – game played in Newfoundland, Canada, which is 90 minutes ahead of Wilkes-Barre time.

GAMEDAY: vs. Manchester 10/12

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Home Game: 2

AHL Game: 24

Who: Manchester Monarchs

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 4:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last night vs. Lehigh Valley in the home opener, the Penguins lost 5-2. Rookies Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary had the goals for the Pens in the loss. For Manchester, this is their first game of the 2014-15 season.

Record: For WBS: 0-1-0-0 (0 pts., 4th place East Division) — For MCH: This is their first game.

Why you should care: Pens look to shake off a bad performance last night vs. the Phantoms quick against the defending Eastern Conference regular season champion Manchester Monarchs. More of the same from last night will spell bad things for the Penguins this afternoon.

Referee(s): Darcy Burchell / Ryan Fraser

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Matt McNulty

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay@MonarchsHockey

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /MonarchsHockey

Instagram: wbspenguins / monarchshockey

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / MCH: Ken Cail @kenmonarchs

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For MCH: WGIR 610 AM

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: St. John’s edged the new look Bridgeport Sound Tigers last night, the two rematch today.

Next Five Games: @ STJ 10/17, @ STJ 10/18, @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25

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