Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 2/3

Away Game: 21

AHL Game: 663

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 2:00 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home vs. Adirondack, the Pens won 3-0. Brad Thiessen stopped all 20 shots faced. For Hershey, they hosted Manchester last night and won 2-1. Mike Carman assisted on both Bears goals.

Last Meeting: January 20 in the Outdoor Classic at Hersheypark Stadium, the Pens defeated the Bears 2-1 in overtime. Paul Thompson netted the game winner and Jeff Zatkoff stopped 24 of 25.

Record: For WBS: 23-18-2-1 (49 pts., 3rd place East Division) For HER: 21-19-2-2 (46 pts., 4th place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins can finish off a perfect weekend with another solid effort today in Hershey. Bears put up 44 shots last night. It will be a good test of where the Penguins defense is and for that matter where the goaltending stands today, if anything.

Referee(s): Trevor Hanson / Jon McIsaac

Linesmen: Tom George / Leo Boylan

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: Not much of a choice this afternoon, as Rockford visits Houston in the only other game on the schedule for this Super Bowl Sunday.

Next Five Games: @ NOR 2/8, @ NOR 2/9, BNG 2/12, NOR 2/15, @ BNG 2/16

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