Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Portland 12/8


Home Game: 13

AHL Game: 331

Who: Portland Pirates

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night vs. Hershey, the Pens lost 5-4 in overtime. Eric Tangradi scored his team leading 10th goal of the season in the OT loss. For Portland, they were in Binghamton last night and lost 6-1. Brendan Shinnimin had the lone goal for the Pirates in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 13-7-1-0 (27 pts., 3rd place East Division) For POR: 10-10-1-1 (22 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Both teams are coming off of tough losses last night. Each team will be looking to take advantage of the other. Also, Penguins head coach John Hynes is still searching for the win that puts him as the all time winningest coach in WBS Penguins history.

Referee(s): David Banfield / Chris Cozzan

Linesmen: Matt McNulty `/ Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @portlandpirates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /PortlandPirates

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @Chris_MHJ

Broadcasters: WBS: Tom Grace @TGracePens and Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / POR: Jeff Mannix @jeffmannix

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: 102.3 The Mountain / For Portland: News Talk 1310 WLOB

Television: AHL Live / My Network TV (WQMY-TV) in Wilkes-Barre.

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Can the B-Sens make it ten in a row? If they beat the defending champion Norfolk Admirals they will. The two teams square off in the Southern Tier of New York.

Next Five Games: @ ALB 12/12, BNG 12/14, @ SYR 12/13, @ BNG 12/19, @ SYR 12/22

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