Away Game: 14
AHL Game: 426
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 7:00 p.m. EST
Last Game: Saturday in Syracuse, the Pens beat the Crunch 3-2. It was head coach John Hynes’ 116th career victory, good for tops among WBS head coaches. For Hershey, they lost 1-0 at home last Saturday vs. the Springfield Falcons.
Last Meeting: December 7 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost in overtime 5-4. Benn Ferriero and Eric Tangrai both had a goal and an assist each, while Kevin marshall netted the game winner for the Bears.
Record: For WBS: 14-11-1-1 (30 pts., 3rd place East Division) For HER: 14-13-1-1 (30 pts., 4th place East Division)
Why you should care: Penguins come off the Christmas break with two games against their biggest division rival who are also tied with them in points. The Pens will need to play a sound sixty minutes in order to come away with the win tonight.
Referee(s): David Banfield
Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jud Ritter
Twitter: @wbspenguins / @TheHersheyBears
Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears
Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @timleone
Broadcasters: WBS: Tom Grace @TGracePens and Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio and Randy “Rock” Johnson @RRJ_Hockey
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @SweetestHockey
Radio: For WBS: 102.3 The Mountain / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Syracuse is in Binghamton tonight in a battle of the two top teams in the East Division who both don’t like each other.
Next Five Games: HER 12/27, NOR 12/29, SYR 12/31, @ BNG 1/4, WOR 1/5