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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Binghamton 12/20

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Away Game: 14

AHL Game: 418

Who: Binghamton Senators

Where: Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last night at home against Albany, the Pens lost 4-2. Conor Sheary and Derrick Pouliot scored in the losing effort. For Binghamton, the B-Sens lost 6-5 to the Springfield Falcons. Binghamton was up 4-1 at one point. Defenseman Danny New had a goal and an assist for Bingo in the loss.

Last Meeting: November 8 in Binghamton, the Pens won 6-4. Bryan Rust had two goals in the win.

Record: For WBS: 16-10-1-2 (35 pts., 1st place East Division) — For BNG: 12-12-2-1 (27 pts., 4th place East Division)

Why you should care: Both teams coming off bad losses last night. Binghamton is slipping, having lost three straight and the Penguins are dealing with slight adversity looking awful on the penalty kill last night against Albany. It may be a game of who wants it more.

Referee(s): Geno Binda

Linesmen: Peter Feola / John Everett

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @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

Other Game to Watch: Springfield, the team that beat this Binghamton team last night in comeback fashion, is in Hershey tonight facing off against the Bears.

Next Five Games: @ BNG 12/26, BRI 12/27, NOR 12/28, HER 12/31, BNG 1/2

GAMEDAY: vs. Albany 12/19

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Home Game: 16

AHL Game: 416

Who: Albany Devils

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Sunday at home vs. Hershey, the Pens won 3-2 in overtime. The Pens scored two goals in :38 and then Adam Payerl scored the game winner in overtime. For Albany, the Devils hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Atlantic City and won in overtime 4-3. Tim Sestito netted the game winner for the Devils.

Last Meeting: November 21 in Albany, the Penguins won 5-1. Josh Archibald, Scott Wilson and Jayson Megna each had a goal and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 16-9-1-2 (35 pts., 1st place East Division) — For ALB: 12-9-1-4 (29 pts., 4th place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: Devils always give the Penguins fits. Can the Penguins continue their great record on Fridays?

Referee(s): Pierre Lambert

Linesmen: Francis Trempe / Luke Murray

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

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Springfield is in Binghamton tonight. The Penguins travel to Binghamton tomorrow.

Next Five Games: @ BNG 12/20, @ BNG 12/26, BRI 12/27, NOR 12/28, HER 12/31

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 12/14

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Home Game: 15

AHL Game: 393

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 4:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last night in Allentown against the Phantoms, the Pens lost in a shootout 2-1. J-S Dea had the only goal for the Pens in the loss. For Hershey, reigning AHL Player of the Week Chirs Conner stayed hot with a goal and three assists as the Bears defeated the Binghamton Senators by a score of 5-2.

Last Meeting: Last Sunday in Hershey, the Pens won 3-2. Derrick Pouliot had two goals for the Pens in the win.

Record: For WBS: 15-9-1-2 (33 pts., 1st place East Division) — For HER: 14-10-1-1 (30 pts., 2nd place East Division)

Why you should care: If the Penguins can close out the weekend with against Hershey today, it would bloat the lead over the Bears to five points. A loss would mean a point separates the Penguins and Bears for the division lead.

Referee(s): Kendrick Nicholson / Evgeny Romasko

Linesmen: Leo Boylan / Ryan Knapp

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @timleone

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Albany hosts Lehigh Valley in Atlantic City today.

Next Five Games: ALB 12/19, @ BNG 12/20, @ BNG 12/26, BRI 12/27, NOR 12/28

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 12/13

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Away Game: 13

AHL Game: 379

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Lats Game: Last night at home vs. Bridgeport, the Pens won 4-1. They scored two power play goals. Bryan Rust had two goals. For Lehigh Valley, they lost last night in Binghamton 3-1. Zack Stortini scored the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.

Last Meeting: December 5 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-1. Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals.

Record: For WBS: 15-9-1-1 (32 pts., 1st place East Division) — For LV: 10-10-2-1 (23 pts., 4th place East Division)

Why you should care: Trap game for the Penguins. They eked out a win in Hershey Sunday against the Bears in Hershey that snapped an eight game losing streak and put the Pens atop the East Division again. They handled the Sound Tigers top ranked power play and scored two goals on the man advantage themselves. If the Penguins think they can sleepwalk through this game in Allentown tonight against the Phantoms, they will be in for a surprise.

Referee(s): Ryan Fraser

Linesmen: Bob Fyrer / 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: Binghamton and Hershey are playing in Hershey for second place in the division, essentially. The B-Sens trail the Bears for second by just a point.

Next Five Games: HER 12/14, ALB 12/19, @ BNG 12/20, @ BNG 12/26, BRI 12/27

GAMEDAY: vs. Bridgeport 12/12

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Home Game: 14

AHL Game: 376

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Sunday in Hershey, the Penguins won 3-2. Derrick Pouliot had two goals and John Hynes won his 200th game. For Bridgeport, they hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday and lost 5-3. Ex-Penguin Harry Zolnierczyk had a goal. Aaron Ness had two assists.

Record: For WBS: 14-9-1-1 (30 pts., 1st place East Division) — For BRI: 12-9-2-1 (27 pts., 5th place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: It’s another important weekend for the Penguins coming up and Wilkes-Barre cannot underestimate this Sound Tigers team coming in tonight. They need the same effort from last weekend if they want to get by Bridgeport tonight.

Referee(s): Darcy Burchell

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Matt McNulty

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

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Syracuse ended Springfield’s 11 game winning streak Wednesday, now the Crunch are home to take on the Hershey Bears.

Next Five Games: @ LV 12/13, HER 12/14, ALB 12/19, @ BNG 12/20, @ BNG 12/26

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 12/7

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Away Game: 12

AHL Game: 344

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 5:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night in Wilkes-Barre, the Bears won 2-1. Chris Conner had both goals for the Bears and Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 13-9-1-1 (28 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HER: 13-8-1-1 (28 pts., 1st place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins have lost eight straight in Hershey. That trend ends today with a mix of the offense showed Friday against Lehigh Valley and the discipline exhibited last night against these same Bears.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Tim Mayer

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Bill Lyons

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @timleone

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: I like Chicago and San Antonio. Both teams are second in their divisions and would like to move up to that top spot.

Next Five Games: BRI 12/12, @ LV 12/13, HER 12/14, ALB 12/19, @ BNG 12/20

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 12/6

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Home Game: 13

AHL Game: 339

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home vs. Lehigh Valley, the Pens won 5-1. Tom Kostopoulos had two goals and was named first star of the game. For Hershey, the Bears hosted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and won 6-3. Stan Galiev scored the first two goals of the game for the Bears.

Last Meeting: Thanksgiving Eve in Hershey, the Pens lost in a shootout, 2-1. Brian Dumoulin had a last minute, extra attacker goal that guaranteed the Penguins at least a point.

Record: For WBS: 13-8-1-1 (28 pts., 1st place East Division) — For HER: 12-8-1-1 (26 pts., 2nd place East Division)

Why you should care: Last night the Penguins impressed with a lineup bereft of the leading scorers and won in impressive fashion with arguably their best game of the year played to date. A duplication of the process is going to be needed this night vs. the rival Bears who are just two points off the East Division lead Wilkes-Barre owns.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Tom George / Luke Murray

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @timleone

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live and WQMY MyNetwork TV (local in Wilkes-Barre)

Promotion(s): Nut Cracker

Other Game to Watch: Oklahoma City is in Milwaukee tonight. The Barons have been the surprise team in the Western Conference.

Next Five Games: @ HER 12/7, BRI 12/12, @ LV 12/13, HER 12/14, ALB 12/19

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