Chirps from Center Ice

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

Thursday Transitions

Just a few newsy things going on that I wanted to touch on at near or surrounding the Penguins as a whole now or at some point in the future….

— The Phantoms are moving to Allentown, PA this Fall and the Abbotsford Heat who are vacating British Colombia at the end of the season may be headed to the Phantoms old stomping grounds in the Adirondacks, according to this report.

— The Wheeling Nailers have their next opponent lined up. It’s the Greenville Road Warriors, coming off of a six game series with the Kalamazoo Wings. The series between the Nailers and Warriors begins Saturday in Wheeling.

— The brain trust on Coal Street has a new playoff blog that you can check out in the Quest for Calder. They have a bunch of multimedia things there including SendToNews clips of after practice and game interviews with coaches and players. Definitely worth taking a look at.

In case you were wondering, there hasn’t been an announcement from the League on any supplemental discipline to Binghamton defenseman Mark Borowiecki on his boarding penalty to Anton Zlobin. Zlobin left the game after the hit and did not return. Borowiecki was assessed just a 2:00 minor and that was it. Do the Penguins send tape to the league? If they do, is there a suspension coming? It’s rare that you see suspensions with this type of circumstance in the regular season. I’d be shocked if Borowiecki was suspended, honestly.

Game 4 setup hits the blog Friday at 3 p.m. You have to think that the Penguins want to come out with the killer instinct put the B-Sens away tomorrow. My initial guess is that the longer the game remains close, the more it benefits the Senators. Who knows though, because the series has remained close since the first puck drop last Friday. The Penguins have seen leads evaporate in the third period against Binghamton twice now. Who knows? All I know is that while I do enjoy the drive and my time in and around BInghamton, I am not planning on nor would I look forward to, a trip up there Monday for a deciding Game 5.

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