Chirps from Center Ice

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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Bridgeport 3/1

 

Away Game: 27

AHL Game: 836

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Webster Bank Arena

When: 3:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Hartford, the Pens won 3-2 in overtime. Andrew Ebbett did the overtime honors. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers were in Springfield and were shutout 3-0.

Last Meeting: February 8 in Bridgeport, the Pens won 3-1. Three different Penguins scored goals and goaltender Matt Murray stopped 36 of 37 shots to pick up first star honors.

Record: For WBS: 31-18-2-4 (68 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For BRI: 21-28-5-1 (48 pts., 5th place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: So the Penguins go 7-0-1-1 in the month of February. That’s great, but this is March now. Expect a hungry Sound Tigers team that will be looking to play spoiler on a Penguins team flying high off of a fantastic month.

Referee(s): Cameron Voss / Geno Binda

Linesmen: Mike Baker / Brent Colby

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheSoundTigers

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /soundtigers

Instagram: wbspenguins / thesoundtigers

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky / @fornabaioctp

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For BRI: Phil Giubileo @philgpbp

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For BRI: I don’t think Sound Tigers games are on radio. Here’s the link to AHL Live where you could here the game if you want to.

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Teams ahead of and behind the Penguins lock up later this afternoon in Hershey. The Bears host the Phantoms at 5.

Next Five Games: @ MCH 3/6, @ MCH 3/7, @ SPR 3/8, HER 3/11, HER 3/14

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 2/28

hartford wolf pack

Away Game: 26

AHL Game: 824

Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 7:00 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Hartford, the Pens won 4-1. Andrew Ebbett notched his 100th and 101st AHL goals in the win. For the Wolf Pack, they were in Manchester last night and lost 4-2. Steve Spinell and Tyler Brown scored for the Wolf Pack in the loss.

Last Meeting: Was this past Sunday. The Penguins Bobby Farnham left the game after a vicious open ice hit from Hartford’s Dylan McIrlath.

Record: For WBS: 30-18-2-4 (66 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HFD: 30-18-4-3 (67 pts., 3rd place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins rematch with the Wolf Pack looking to sweep Hartford in the Connecticut capital on Saturday night. The Wolfpack are just a point ahead of the Pens in the race for fourth in the Conference. It will take another team effort if the Pens want to leave Hartford with another two points towards the playoff push.

Referee(s): Evgeny Romasko

Linesmen: Paul Simeon / Derek Wahl

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WolfPackAHL

Facebook:  /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /HartfordWolfPack

Instagram: wbspenguins / hartford_wolfpack

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky@HowlingsToday

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For HFD: Bob Crawford / @HawkCrawford

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Hartford: Fox Sports Radio 1410

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Springfield finishes off a two game home series with tomorrow’s opponent, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tonight in Massachusetts.

Next Five Games: @ BRI 3/1, @ MCH 3/6, @ MCH 3/7, @ SPR 3/8, HER 3/11

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 2/22

hartford wolf pack

Away Game: 25

AHL Game: 794

Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 3:00 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night vs. Providence at home, the Penguins won 2-0. Matt Murray had a 22 save shutout, his seventh of the season. For Hartford, the Wolf Pack were in Allentown last night and beat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-4 in overtime. Oscar Lindberg scored the game winning goal and also had and assist.

Record: For WBS: 29-18-2-4 (64 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HFD: 30-16-4-3 (67 pts., 2nd place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins embark on a six game road trip that begins Sunday in Hartford. The Wolf Pack are a sneaky good team and the last team the Penguins haven’t faced yet in the Eastern Conference. Hartford is coming off of two overtime wins (they also won 3-2 in overtime Friday in Springfield) so will the Wolf Pack have anything left in the tank today or will they gut out a win against the Penguins?

Referee(s): Peter MacDougall / Jamie Koharski

Linesmen: Mike Baker / Paul Simeon

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WolfPackAHL

Facebook:  /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /HartfordWolfPack

Instagram: wbspenguins / hartford_wolfpack

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky@HowlingsToday

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For HFD: Bob Crawford / @HawkCrawford

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Hartford: Fox Sports Radio 1410

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey hosts Providence a bit later at 5 p.m. The Bruins will be looking to rebound from the 2-0 setback the Penguins dealt them last night.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 2/28, @ BRI 3/1, @ MCH 3/6, @ MCH 3/7, @ SPR 3/8

GAMEDAY: vs. Providence 2/21

vs. 2012_PRO

Home Game: 29

AHL Game: 790

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last Saturday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins lost in a shootout 5-4. Brian Dumoulin had two assists, good for second star honors. For Providence, they were in Allentown last night and beat the Phantoms 5-1. Colin Stuart and Ryan Spooner each had two goals in the win.

Last Meeting: January 18 in Providence, the Penguins lost 5-4. Alexander Khokhlachev scored a goal with 1:29 left in regulation to break a 4-4 deadlock. Carter Rowney had a goal and two assists and Scott Wilson had two goals and an assist in the losing effort.

Record: For WBS: 28-18-2-4 (62 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For PRO: 27-19-6-1 (61 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Saturday night game at home in front of a sold out crowd and a game on TV. Big home game for the Penguins who want to start the weekend off on the right foot after a full week off and week of practice. Providence comes in battling for a playoff spot and I shouldn’t have to remind you about the recent playoff history between these teams.

Referee(s): Ryan Hersey

Linesmen: Luke Murray / Jud Ritter

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 / MyNetworkTV (local in Wilkes-Barre)

Promotion(s): Military Appreciation Night / Jayson Megna Bobblehead, courtesy of Jeep

Other Game to Watch: The Penguins haven’t played the Hartford Wolf Pack yet, but they do tomorrow. The Wolf Pack are in Allentown tonight taking on the Phantoms. Hartford is a sneaky good team.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 2/22, @ HFD 2/28, @ BRI 3/1, @ MCH 3/6, @ MCH 3/7

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 2/14

vs. lv-white

Home Game: 28

AHL Game: 744

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home vs. the Portland Pirates, the Penguins won 3-0. Matt Murray had a 23 save shutout and Scott Wilson scored to power play goals. For the Phantoms, they lost 3-2 at home vs. Binghamton. Nick Cousins had a goal and an assist in the losing effort.

Last Meeting: January 31 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 6-2. After being up 2-0, the Phantoms rattled off six straight goals to win. Andrew Ebbett and Scott Wilson both had two assists each.

Record: For WBS: 28-18-2-3 (61 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For LV: 22-21-4-1 (49 pts., 3rd place East Division)

Why you should care: The implosion the Penguins had the last time these two teams met is still fresh in the minds. Wilkes-Barre is obviously looking to erase that memory with a strong effort tonight.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Ryan Fraser

Linesmen: Leo Boylan / John Grandt

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

Promotion(s): Pink in the Rink / Penguins Poster, courtesy of McCarthy Tire

Other Game to Watch: The Bears host last nights opponent, the Portland Pirates. Can the Pirates bounce back or will it be another Bears win?

Next Five Games: PRO 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ HFD 2/28, @ BRI 3/1, @ MCH 3/6

GAMEDAY: vs. Portland 2/13

vs. 2012_POR

Home Game: 27

AHL Game: 733

Who: Portland Pirates

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday at home vs. Binghamton, the Pens won 4-1. Dominik Uher scored two first period goals and was named first star of the game. For Portland, the Pirates were shutout 1-0 by the St. John’s IceCaps in Newfoundland.

Last Meeting: November 19 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 2-0. Jeff Zatkoff had a 23 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 27-18-2-3 (59 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For POR: 26-19-3-0 (55 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins want to keep it rolling tonight against the Pirates, who have proven that they can score goals (having beaten St. John’s last Friday 8-1) and looking to stay above the cut line in the Eastern Conference. Another thing to look for is who starts in goal tonight. Does Hynes go back to Zatkoff and start Murray Saturday against the Phantoms?

Referee(s): Geno Binda

Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Luke Murray

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @portlandpirates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /PortlandPirates

Instagram: wbspenguins / piratesahl

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @Chris_MHJ

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / POR: Jeff Mannix @JeffMannix

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Portland: News Talk 1310 WLOB

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): Eyewitness News Fan Fridays and $2 beers.

Other Game to Watch: Big things going down in the Midwest Division tonight. Leader Milwaukee hosts pursuer Rockford, with five points separating the two.

Next Five Games: LV 2/14, PRO 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ HFD 2/28, @ BRI 3/1

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 2/11

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Home Game: 26

AHL Game: 720

Who: Binghamton Senators

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Bridgeport, the Pens won 3-1. Carter Rowney and Jayson Megna each had a goal and an assist and Matt Murray stopped 36 of 37 shots. For Binghamton, they were in Utica Sunday and lost 7-4. Ryan Dzingel had two goals.

Last Meeting: January 2 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-0. Matt Murray had a 30 save shutout and Nick Drazenovic had two goals and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 26-18-2-3 (57 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For BNG: 18-22-5-1 (42 pts., 5th place East Division)

Why you should care: This is a trap game for the Penguins. A mid-week home game against a team that has lost six of their last seven games. Wilkes-Barre needs to come out with the same ferocity it did in games this weekend against Hershey and Bridgeport if they want to come out on top tonight.

Referee(s): David Banfield / Pierre Lambert

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @BSens_Hockey

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /binghamtonsenators

Instagram: wbspenguins / bsens_hockey

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @PSBMatt

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: Light night in the AHL. Let’s go with Milwaukee traveling to Chicago. The Admirals are the Midwest Division leader with a game in hand on second place Rockford looking for separation.

Next Five Games: POR 2/13, LV 2/14, PRO 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ HFD 2/28

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