Home Game: 23
AHL Game: 651
Who: Manchester Monarchs
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m. EST
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