Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Manchester 2/1


Home Game: 23

AHL Game: 651

Who: Manchester Monarchs

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday in Toronto, the Penguins won 3-1. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 27 of 28. For Manchester, they were in Portland Saturday and lost 3-1. All-Star Tyler Toffoli scored the only goal for the Monarchs in the loss.

Last Meeting: November 2 in Manchester, the Penguins won 3-0. Jeff Zatkoff stopped all 33 shots faced and was named first star of the game.

Record: For WBS: 21-18-2-1 (45 pts., 3rd place East Division) For MCH: 21-19-2-2 (46 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: It’s your first chance to see All-Star Chad Kolarik, NHL defenseman Mark Eaton and Tom Kostopoulos, playing his 1,000th regular season. It’s basically a new look Penguins team, trending is what looks like the right direction.

Referee(s): Jon McIsaac

Linesmen: Leo Boylan / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @MonarchsHockey

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /MonarchsHockey

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie 

Broadcasters: WBS: Tom Grace @TGracePens and Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / MCH: Ken Cail

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: 102.3 The Mountain / For MCH: Monarchs Webcast

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): Football Friday – McCarthy Tire All-Star Poster (first 5,000 fans)

Other Game to Watch: Syracuse is in Springfield, which is a battle of two of the Eastern Conferences best teams.

Next Five Games: ADK 2/2, @ HER 2/3, @ NOR 2/8, @ NOR 2/9, BNG 2/12

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