Chirps from Center Ice

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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: vs. Bridgeport 2/6

 

vs.     bri14

Home Game: 23

AHL Game: 686

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Bridgeport, the Pens won 4-3 in overtime. Carter Rowney capped off his three point night with the game winning power play goal. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last night and won 6-3. Bracken Kearns had a hat trick.

Last Meeting: October 18 in Bridgeport, the Pens won 5-1. Tristan Jarry stopped 35 of 36 shots to pick up his first professional win as a goaltender.

Record: For WBS: 30-13-1-1 (62 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)  — For BRI: 24-19-2-1 (51 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Expect Tristan Jarry tonight as the Pens are coming off of a road win and a night where Matt Murray saw 45 shots. The Sound Tigers are coming in on a five game winning streak and the Pens are just getting off of a four game losing streak. If the Penguins are going to win tonight, they will need another strong performance in goal and offensive help from a Carter ROwney or maybe an Anton Zlobin type player.

Referee(s): Jamie Koharski / Peter MacDougall

Linesmen: Jason Mandroc / Matt McNulty

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheSoundTigers

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /soundtigers

Instagram: wbspenguins / thesoundtigers

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @fornabaioctp

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For BRI: Paul Ryan @PaulRyanPaul

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): Pink in the Rink | McCarthy Tire All-Star Poster

Other Game to Watch: Every team in the AHL in in action tonight for the first time this season. The game on my radar though is Lehigh Valley at Hershey. The Phantoms have won five of their last six and the Bears are on a ten game point streak.

Next Five Games: @ UTI 2/9, @ HFD 2/12, POR 2/13, POR 2/14, @ TOR 2/19

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 2/5

@     spr14

Away Game: 23

AHL Game: 669

Who: Springfield Falcons

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Saturday at home against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Penguins lost 5-3. Scott Wilson had two goals. For Springfield, they beat the Portland Pirates at home 6-2. Corey Potter had two goals and two assists and was named first star of the game.

Last Meeting: January 2 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 4-1. Carter Rowney had two assists.

 Record: For WBS: 29-13-1-1 (60 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SPR: 17-22-2-3 (39 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The sliding Penguins are headed to the place where they have had the most success of recent against a team they are 3-0 against this season. Wilkes-Barre is 3-0 in their last three at the MassMutual Center. The Penguins are probably going to be without the services of Dominik Simon, Dominik Uher or Sahir Gill tonight or this weekend. That is significant firepower out of the lineup tonight for the slumping Penguins who have dropped three straight and are backing up towards the rest of the division. A full, sixty minute effort is going to be key tonight.

Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Michael Mullen

Linesmen: Chris Low / Paul Simeon

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @TheFalconsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /falconsahl

Instagram: wbspenguins / falconsahl

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso 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

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport hosts Lehigh Valley. These two teams are hot right now.

Next Five Games: BRI 2/6, @ UTI 2/9, @ HFD 2/12, POR 2/13, POR 2/14

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 1/30

vs.     lv14

Home Game: 22

AHL Game: 656

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night in Allentown, the Pens lost 4-3 in overtime. Cole Bardreau scored two goals in the third period for the Phantoms who came into the period down 2-0. Kael Mouillierat for the Pen was named third star of the game with a goal and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 29-12-1-1 (60 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 21-21-2-1 (45 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins played better in the first period of last nights game than they did in all of Wednesday’s lost to Hartford, but looked lifeless in the third period against the Phantoms yesterday and it cost them. Wilkes-Barre will need a full 60 minute effort tonight if they want to send what is likely to be a sellout crowd home happy.

Referee(s): Olivier Gouin

Linesmen: Bill Lyons / Luke Murray

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

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 / MyNetwork TV (local in Wilkes-Barre)

Promotion(s): John Slaney Hall of Fame Night | Throwback Jersey Auction

Other Game to Watch: I’m giving you two. The Portland Pirates are at last place Springfield tonight and the Hershey Bears host the Syracuse Crunch as those two teams payoff a back end of a home and home series themselves. The Pirates and Bears are dangerously close to the top spot in the Atlantic Division.

Next Five Games: @ SPR 2/5, BRI 2/6, @ UTI 2/9, @ HFD 2/12, POR 2/13

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 1/29

@     lv14

Away Game: 22

AHL Game: 635

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Hartford, the Pens lost 3-1. Niclas Andersen scored the only goal for Wilkes-Barre. For Lehigh Valley, they hosted the Binghamton Senators and won 6-3. Colin McDonald had a five point night (3-2-5)

Last Meeting: January 8 in Allentown, the Penguins won 4-3. Josh Archibald had two goals.

Record: For WBS: 29-12-0-1 (59 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 20-21-2-1 (43 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The injection of Scott Wilson and Conor Sheary should help the Penguins tonight who come into this matchup against the Phantoms who have lost 4 of the last 5. I’d put a penny on Tristan Jarry starting in goal tonight. Jarry won the only game in this mini-slump the Penguins are on.

Referee(s): Peter Tarnaris

Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso / Jason Mandroc

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

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: Can Hartford win nine in a row? They host in state rival Bridgeport at home tonight.

Next Five Games: LV 1/30, @ SPR 2/5, BRI 2/6, @ UTI 2/9, @ HFD 2/12

GAMEDAY: vs. Hartford 1/27

vs.     hfd

Home Game: 21

AHL Game: 628

Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Providence, the Penguins lost 5-2. J-S Dea and Josh Archibald had goals. For Hartford, they won their seventh game in a row Sunday when they hosted the Portland Pirates. Magnus Hellberg stopped 30 of 31 shots.

Last Meeting: January 3 in Hartford, the Pens won 3-2. Casey Desmith picked up his first professional win by stopping 22 of 24 shots sent his way.

Record: For WBS: 29-11-0-1 (59 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HFD: 21-19-2-0 (44 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins will be looking to end the Wolf Pack’s seven game winning streak. Hartford is on a roll right now and the Penguins are missing key pieces that have gotten them to the top of the Atlantic Division.

Referee(s): Francois St. Laurent / Tom Chmielewski

Linesmen: Francois Dusserueault / Bob Goodman

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WolfPackAHL

Facebook:  /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /HartfordWolfPack

Instagram: wbspenguins / hartford_wolfpack

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso 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

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Toronto is in Grand Rapids tonight. The best team in the East travels to Michigan tonight to face off against a Grand Rapids team that was setting the AHL ablaze but all of a sudden are on a two game losing streak.

Next Five Games: @ LV 1/29, vs. LV 1/30, @ SPR 2/5, BRI 2/6, @ UTI 2/9

GAMEDAY: @ Providence 1/24

@     15PRO

Away Game: 21

AHL Game: 614

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center

When: 3:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Portland, the Pens won 5-0. They connected three times on the power play and Tristan Jarry collected his third shutout of the season with a 34 save shutout. For Providence, the Bruins lost in overtime 5-4 to the Springfield Falcons. Colton Hargrove had a pair of goals for the Bruins in the loss.

Last Meeting: November 27 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-0. Matt Murray had a 29 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 29-10-0-1 (59 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For PRO: 18-15-8-1 (45 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins look for a winning weekend when they take on the Providence Bruins who are bolstered by Frank Vatrano who has lit the AHL on fire and a Bruins team who will be scathing mad after getting beat in overtime by a last place Springfield team. The Penguins can expect the best from Providence and the Bruins will be expecting the best from Wilkes-Barre.

Referee(s): David Banfield / Olivier Gouin

Linesmen: Brenden Blanchard / Todd Whittemore

Twitter: @WBSPenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AHLBruins

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /providencebruins

Instagram: wbspenguins / ahlbruins

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso 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: There isn’t any snow in Texas, so the San Antonio Rampage host the Texas Stars today at 5 Wilkes-Barre time.

Next Five Games: HFD 1/27, @ LV 1/29, vs. LV 1/30, @ SPR 2/5, BRI 2/6

GAMEDAY: @ Portland 1/23

@     por15_200

Away Game: 20

AHL Game: 604

Who: Portland Pirates

Where: Cross Insurance Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night, the Pens lost 2-1. Clark Seymour scored the only goal and Mike McKenna stopped 38 of 39 shots for first star honors.

Record: For WBS: 28-10-0-1 (57 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For POR: 24-13-1-0 (49 pts., 2nd Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins knew they were the better team for portions of last nights frustrating setback buy had no answer for McKenna. They need to be even better tonight as they look to avenge last nights loss and stop this all of a sudden two game losing streak.

Referee(s): Andrew Thackaberry

Linesmen: Alex Stagnone / Jared Waitt

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @portlandpirates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /PortlandPirates

Instagram: wbspenguins / piratesahl

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @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

Other Game to Watch: Utica in Toronto is sneaky good tonight.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 1/24, HFD 1/27, @ LV 1/29, vs. LV 1/30, @ SPR 2/5

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