Chirps from Center Ice

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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 3/22

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Away Game: 32

AHL Game: 961

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 5:05 p.m.

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Lats Game: Last night at home vs. Binghamton, the Pens lost 4-3. Taylor Chorney had three assists, a career high for the Penguins defenseman. For Lehigh Valley, they were in Worcester last night and lost 6-1. Brandon Manning had the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.

Last Meeting: February 14 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 5-4 in a shootout. Brian Dumoulin had two assists and was named second star of the game.

Record: For WBS: 36-21-3-4 (79 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For LV: 29-26-6-1 (65 pts., 3rd place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins are cold right now. They look to get hot again against a struggling Phantoms team that matches up really well against them. Wilkes-Barre almost needs to win this game in hand that they have on the Bears if they have any hopes of catching the Bears for the division lead.

Referee(s): Trevor Hanson

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Scott Pomento

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 like Hartford at Albany. The Wolf Pack are a playoff team looking to make a run while the Devils are on the outside looking in.

Next Five Games: @ BNG 3/27, @ LV 3/28, HFD 4/1, WOR 4/3, LV 4/4

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 3/21

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Home Game: 33

AHL Game: 955

Who: Binghamton Senators

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last night in Syracuse, the Pens lost 2-1 in overtime. Tom Kostopoulos had the only goal for the Penguins in the loss. For Binghamton, the B-Sens hosted Norfolk last night and won 4-3. Shane Prince scored two goals for the home team in the win.

Last Meeting: February 11 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 4-1. Dominik Uher had a big night, with two goals, an assist and a +3 in the win.

Record: For WBS: 36-20-3-4 (79 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For BNG: 27-28-7-1 (62 pts., 5th place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins seem like they have some kind of nasty funk around them, having lost two games now to teams in Hartford and Syracuse that they should have won if they put the same effort together against Hershey. Binghamton isn’t going to make playoffs this year and the Penguins are in the thick of it with Hershey for the divisional race, so the B-Sens could be the cure that ail Wilkes-Barre.

Referee(s): Jonathan Alarie / Nic Leduc

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / 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 and MyNetork TV in Wilkes-Barre as well as Pittsburgh.

Promotion(s): Garden Flag

Other Game to Watch: Every team in the AHL hits the ice today. The game that piques my interest is Lehigh Valley in Worcester. Two teams battling for a playoff berth, currently outside looking in. The Penguins battle the Phantoms tomorrow in Allentown.

Next Five Games: @ LV 3/22, @ BNG 3/27, @ LV 3/28, HFD 4/1, WOR 4/3

GAMEDAY: @ Syracuse 3/20

Away Game: 31

AHL Game: 938

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

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Last Game: Sunday at home against Hartford, the Penguins lost 5-2. Josh Archibald and Jayson Megna scored goals in the loss. For Syracuse, the Crunch were in Bridgeport on Sunday and won 2-0. Kristers Gudlevskis had a 29 save shutout.

Last Meeting: January 10 in Syracuse, the Penguins lost 4-3. Jayson Megna had two goals in the losing effort.

Record: For WBS: 36-20-2-4 (78 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For SYR: 36-17-8-0 (80 pts., 1st place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: Important games for both teams tonight. Penguins want to shake off the bad performance Sunday against Hartford. Syracuse wants to stay ahead of the charging Wolf Pack and has its own push for the playoffs as well. Expect an even, competitive matchup.

Referee(s): Cameron Voss / Nic Leduc

Linesmen: Tim Kotyra / Fraser McIntyre

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: The Bears are in Portland for the first of two this weekend. Portland has won seven straight and has points in its last eight games.

Next Five Games: BNG 3/21, @ LV 3/22, @ BNG 3/27, @ LV 3/28, HFD 4/1

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 3/14

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Home Game: 31

AHL Game: 913

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins scored three third period goals en route to a 5-3 win over Hershey. Several players had two point games. For Hershey, the Bears were in Binghamton Friday and won 2-1. Hershey scored two quick first period goals and held on from there.

Record: For WBS: 35-19-2-4 (76 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HER: 37-17-5-2 (81 pts., 1st place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins rematch against the Bears, who played last night in Binghamton and won. While Wilkes-Barre can’t overtake the Bears for first in the division this weekend, a regulation win tonight would keep the heat on the Bears and would be ideal for the Penguins if they are going to win the East Division.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis

Linesmen: Leo Boylan / 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 / WQMY-TV in Wilkes-Barre, simulcast in Pittsburgh.

Promotion(s): Player Bobblehead, courtesy of Dodge Ram

Other Game to Watch: Keep tabs on Hartford at Binghamton. B-Sens have been hot lately and you know they will be looking to rebound from last nights setback. Wolf Pack are in Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon.

Next Five Games: HFD 3/15, @ SYR 3/20, BNG 3/21, @ LV 3/22, @ BNG 3/27

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 3/11

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Home Game: 30

AHL Game: 890

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Springfield, Matt Murray shattered the all-time shutout streak with 304:11 of shutout hockey. The Penguins beat the Falcons 4-1. For Hershey, they hosted the Portland Pirates Sunday and lost 5-1. Stan Galiev scored the only goal for the Bears in the loss.

Last Meeting: February 7 in Hershey, the Pens lost 4-3 in overtime. Wilkes-Barre scored three straight goals before Bears D Mike Moore scored at 3:24 of overtime.

Record: For WBS: 34-19-2-4 (74 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HER: 36-16-5-2 (79 pts., 1st place East Division)

Why you should care: These two teams are as evenly matched as two teams can be. They both haven’t lost much recently (Bears: 17-3-1-1 Penguins: 14-2-1-1) and have goaltenders (Philipp Grubauer and Matt Murray) who are premier AHL goaltenders. They both don’t like each other and this matchup has divisional championship implications.

Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Jud Ritter

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: Lake Erie has been on a bit of a surge. The Monsters are in Texas taking on the defending champion Stars tonight.

Next Five Games: HER 3/14, HFD 3/15, @ SYR 3/20, BNG 3/21, @ LV 3/22

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 3/8

Away Game: 30

AHL Game: 879

Who: Springfield Falcons

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 3:00 p.m.

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Last Game: Yesterday afternoon in Manchester, the Penguins won 3-0. Tom Kuhnhackl had a shorthanded goal, Matt Murray recorded his fourth consecutive Penguins shutout, setting a team record, and ninth overall shutout of the season. For Springfield, they were in Providence last night and lost 4-1. Michael Chaput scored the only goal for the Falcons in the loss.

Last Meeting: February 3 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins shutout the Falcons 4-0. Andrew Ebbett had two goals. Matt Murray had a 28 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 33-19-2-4 (72 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For SPR: 32-21-6-0 (70 pts., 2nd place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: Matt Murray is about 23 minutes away from AHL history. If history is any indicator based off of his play and the Penguins play against Springfield this season, not allowing the Falcons to score a single goal in three prior meetings, Murray should coast to AHL history. But this is an important game for the Falcons as well, who are in the thick of it in the playoff race and beak and beak with the Penguins for the fourth spot in the standings.

Referee(s): Tom Chmielewski / Darcy Burchell 

Linesmen: Frank Murphy / Derek Wahl

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

Other Game to Watch: Portland is trying to make a push into playoffs, but they are in Hershey this afternoon where the Bears are stellar at home. Should be an interesting one.

Next Five Games: HER 3/11, HER 3/14, HFD 3/15, @ SYR 3/20, BNG 3/21

GAMEDAY: @ Manchester 3/6

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Away Game: 28

AHL Game: 852

Who: Manchester Monarchs

Where: Verizon Wireless Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

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Last Game: Sunday in Bridgeport, the Penguins won 7-0. Josh Archibald had two goals in his return from the ECHL. Matt Murray picked up his league leading eighth shutout of the season….For Manchester, they shutout the Worcester Sharks 2-0 Sunday. Patrik Bartosak had a 29 save shutout.

Last Meeting: November 22 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 3-2. J-S Dea and Conor Sheary notched goals for the Penguins in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 32-18-2-4 (70 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For MCH: 34-14-5-2 (75 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins face an important weekend that begins with a short two game set in New Hampshire against the Monarchs, who have been the class of the Eastern Conference all season long. This will be a good litmus test for the Penguins to see how they stack up against some of the AHL’s elite.

Referee(s): Geno Binda

Linesmen: Joe Andrews / Alex Stagnone

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

Other Game to Watch: I like Albany and St. John’s in Newfoundland. These are two teams that want back in to the playoff discussion and will try to use each other to take advantage.

Next Five Games: @ MCH 3/7, @ SPR 3/8, HER 3/11, HER 3/14, HFD 3/15

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