Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Norfolk 1/24

Away Game: 21

AHL Game: 632

Who: Norfolk Admirals

Where: Norfolk Scope

When: 7:15 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night, the Penguins beat the Admirals 4-2. Andrew Ebbett scored two goals for Wilkes-Barre in his return to the lineup since November.

Record: For WBS: 22-17-1-3 (48 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For NOR: 16-22-2-2 (36 pts., 5th place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins look to close out the weekend with a sweep of the Admirals. Last night was far from a cakewalk for the Pens and you know that the Admirals will be out for revenge and wanting to split the weekend.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin

Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @NorfolkAdmirals /
@AdsGameUpdates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /NorfolkAdmirals

Instagram: wbspenguins / NorfolkAdmirals

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For NOR: Pete Michaud @AdmiralsVoice

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @BeneathScope / @ShawnDulin

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Norfolk: AM 1650 WHKT

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey, a point ahead of the Penguins for first in the division, host the Binghamton Senators.

Next Five Games: @ SPR 1/30, LV 1/31, SPR 2/3, @ HER 2/7, @ BRI 2/8

GAMEDAY: @ Norfolk 1/23

Away Game: 20

AHL Game: 618

Who: Norfolk Admirals

Where: Norfolk Scope

When: 7:30 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens beat the St. John’s IceCaps 5-1. Conor Sheary had two goals and was named first star of the game. For Norfolk, they hosted the Charlotte Checkers Wednesday and won 3-2 in overtime. Josh Manson scored the overtime winner with a second left on the clock.

Last Meeting: Friday, January 9 the Penguins were shutout by the Admirals 2-0. Jason LaBarbera had a 27 save shutout

Record: For WBS: 21-17-1-3 (46 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For NOR: 16-21-2-2 (36 pts., 5th place East Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins six game losing streak started right around the last time these two teams met two weeks ago. Does that trend continue tonight into this weekend in Virginia?

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin

Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @NorfolkAdmirals /
@AdsGameUpdates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /NorfolkAdmirals

Instagram: wbspenguins / NorfolkAdmirals

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For NOR: Pete Michaud @AdmiralsVoice

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @BeneathScope / @ShawnDulin

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Norfolk: AM 1650 WHKT

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: The Toronto Marlies are in Hamilton in a key North Division matchup against the Bulldogs.

Next Five Games: @ NOR 1/24, @ SPR 1/30, LV 1/31, SPR 2/3, @ HER 2/7

GAMEDAY: vs. St. John’s 1/21

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Home Game: 23

AHL Game: 608

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Providence, the Penguins lost 5-4. Scott Wilson scored two goals and added an assist. For St. John’s, they hosted the Portland Pirates on Saturday and won 3-2 in overtime. Carl Klingberg netted the overtime game winner.

Last Meeting: November 29 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 1-0. Matt Murray had a 22 save shutout and J-S Dea had the goal for the Penguins in the win.

Record: For WBS: 20-17-1-3 (44 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For STJ: 17-19-5-1 (40 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Alright. Penguins are not hitting the panic button yet, but if they go another game and come away with no points, they are going to start looking for the directions to the panic button. St. John’s plays better than their record indicates.

Referee(s): Cameron Voss / Pierre Lambert

Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Francis Trempe

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

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: The Phantoms host the East Division leading Hershey Bears at the PPL Center in Allentown.

Next Five Games: @ NOR 1/23, @ NOR 1/24, @ SPR 1/30, LV 1/31, SPR 2/3

GAMEDAY: @ Providence 1/18

2012_PRO

Away Game: 19

AHL Game: 597

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center

When: 3:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Worcester, the Penguins were shutout by the Sharks 4-0. The P-Bruins were in Manchester last night and lost in overtime 2-1. Brian Ferlin scored the only goal for the Bruins in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 20-16-1-3 (44 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For PRO: 18-16-5-1 (42 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins have gotten by with subpar efforts for long enough and managed to stay ahead of the East Division. But they have been passed by the Hershey Bears and now have to keep pace. Last night was last night, today is a new day. The Penguins are in Providence facing off against the equally struggling Bruins. Be the better team should be the theme this afternoon.

Referee(s): Jon McIsaac / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Todd Whittemore / Brian MacDonald

Twitter: @WBSPenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AHLBruins

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /providencebruins

Instagram: wbspenguins / ahlbruins

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky / @MarkDivver

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / PRO: Nick Gagalis @NickGagalis

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Providence: WNRI 1380 AM

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley travels to Hershey today for an important East Division matchup that will have implications on the Penguins no matter what.

Next Five Games: STJ 1/21, @ NOR 1/23, @ NOR 1/24, @ SPR 1/30, LV 1/31

GAMEDAY: @ Worcester 1/17

Away Game: 18

AHL Game: 591

Who: Worcester Sharks

Where: DCU Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Saturday in Syracuse, the Penguins lost 4-3. Jayson Megna scored two goals in the loss. For Worcester, the Sharks hosted the Manchester Monarchs last night and won in the shootout 5-4. The Sharks battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits against the Atlantic Division leading Monarchs.

Record: For WBS: 20-15-1-3 (44 pts., 1st place East Division) — For WOR: 18-14-3-2 (41 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins should have an advantage tonight in Worcester with this being their first game this week and the Sharks playing two tough battles with division leading Manchester. Last night’s contest ended after 10 o’clock. But don’t expect it to be. Worcester is all of a sudden really hot team and the Penguins come in with question marks given losses in the last four contests. Should make for an interesting night.

Referee(s): Jonathan Alarie

Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons / Brandon Gawryletz

Twitter: @WBSPenguins / @WBSGameDay // @WorcesterSharks / @SharksAHLInGame

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /WorcesterSharks

Instagram: wbspenguins / worcestersharks

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / WOR: Eric Lindquist

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @210Darryl

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Worcester: WTAG AM 580 / 94.9 FM

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley hosts Binghamton tonight. Two teams going in opposite directions.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 1/18, STJ 1/21, @ NOR 1/23, @ NOR 1/24, @ SPR 1/30

GAMEDAY: @ Syracuse 1/10

Away Game: 17

AHL Game: 547

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home, the Pens were shutout 2-0. For Syracuse, the Crunch lost in Hartford in overtime 3-2. Five different Crunch players recorded a point.

Last Meeting: November 15 in Wilkes-Barre, the Crunch won 3-2. Yanni Gourde had two goals for the Crunch.

Record: For WBS: 20-14-1-3 (44 pts., 1st place East Division) — For SYR: 22-9-5-0 (49 pts., 2nd place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: You’d think a team that has a 22-9-5-0 record would be a first place team, right? Not Syracuse. They play in the ever competitive Northeast Division where right now, the Springfield Falcons reign supreme. The Crunch are just three points behind the Falcons for the division lead and want to keep pace. Enter the Penguins who have lost three straight looking to salvage a weekend and stay ahead of the East Division for one more weekend. Expect a competitive contest.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Jonathan Alarie

Linesmen: Fraser McIntyre / Jeff Walker

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @SyracuseCrunch

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /syracusecrunch

Instagram: wbspenguins / officialsyracusecrunch

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @syrhockey

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

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @Allovimo

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Syracuse: ESPN Radio Central New York

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey hosts Norfolk for the first of two games this weekend.

Next Five Games: @ WOR 1/17, @ PRO 1/18, STJ 1/21, @ NOR 1/23, @ NOR 1/24

GAMEDAY: vs. Norfolk 1/9

vs. 

Home Game: 22

AHL Game: 535

Who: Norfolk Admirals

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens were defeated by the Admirals 2-1. J-S had the lone goal for the Penguins in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 20-13-1-3 (44 pts., 1st place East Division) — For NOR: 13-19-1-2 (29 pts., 5th place East Division)

Why you should care: Revenge will be on the minds of the Penguins tonight as they rematch against this Admirals team. To a man, every Penguins player knew that they didn’t give their best effort on Tuesday, so expect better things tonight.

Referee(s): Fred Leblanc

Linesmen: Tom George / Matt McNulty

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @NorfolkAdmirals
@AdsGameUpdates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /NorfolkAdmirals

Instagram: wbspenguins / NorfolkAdmirals

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For NOR: Pete Michaud @AdmiralsVoice

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @BeneathTheScope / @ShawnDulin

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Norfolk: AM 1650 WHKT

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): Fan Friday $14 Lower Level Tickets / $2 Beers

Other Game to Watch: Have to go Hershey vs. Albany up in New York tonight.

Next Five Games: @ SYR 1/10, @ WOR 1/17, @ PRO 1/18, STJ 1/21, @ NOR 1/23

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