Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Syracuse 12/15

Away Game: 11

AHL Game: 379

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter

When: 7:30 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home the Pens lost to Binghamton 3-1. Trevor Smith scored the only goal for the Pens in the loss. Syracuse was in Glens Falls and won 3-0. Riku Helenius pitched a 21 save shutout in the Crunch victory.

Last Meeting: November 30 in Wilkes-Barre the Pens beat the Crunch 5-3. Riley Holzapfel had a goal and two assists and was named first star of the game.

Record: For WBS:  (13-9-1-1, 28 pts., 3rd place East Division) — For SYR: 16-6-1-2 (35 pts., 1st place East Division)

Why you should care: Pens looking to break out of this funk they are in. They seem to have Syracuse’s number this year although the Crunch remain a dangerous team. Pens need to play almost a perfect sixty minutes of hockey to be in it at the end.

Referee(s): Jeff Smith / Jarrod Ragusin

Linesmen: John Everett / Brian Lemon

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @SyracuseCrunch

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /syracusecrunch

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @PSCrunchHockey

Broadcasters: For WBS: Tom Grace @TGracePens and Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SYR: Dan D’Uva @Dan_DUva

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @Allovimo

Radio: For WBS: 102.3 The Mountain / For Syracuse: The Score 1260

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Worcester takes on the Bears in Hershey. Two teams who are even points wise (27) – the Bears are creeping up on the Penguins in the points department.

Next Five Games: @ BNG 12/19, @ SYR 12/22, @ HER 12/26, HER 12/27, NOR 12/29

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