Chirps from Center Ice

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

Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 1: Providence Bruins

vs. 2012_PRO

Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 1 — Providence Bruins

AHL Game: J1

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Series: Tied 0-0 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Season Series: Jan 17: WBS 1 @ PRO 5 — Jan 19: WBS 5 @ PRO 1 — Feb 22: PRO 4 @ WBS 3 (SO) — Mar 26: PRO 2 @ WBS 1

Top Four Scorers for the Penguins vs. the Bruins: 1. Spencer Machacek (7 GP, 5-1-6, +3) 2. Nick Drazenovic (4 GP, 1-2-3, even) 2. Tom Kostopoulos (4 GP, 1-2-3, +1) 4. Cominik Uher (3 GP, 1-2-3, +3) (note: Mahachek’s production vs. PRO includes six games played with Springfield before his trade to Wilkes-Barre)

Top Four Scorers for the Bruins vs. the Penguins: 1. Craig Cunningham (4 GP, 3-2-5, -3) 2. Alexander Khokhlachev (4 GP, 2-2-4, +1) 3. Justin Florek (4 GP, 2-1-3, -1) 4. Zach Trotman (2 GP, 1-2-3, +3)

How the P-Bruins got here: They defeated the Springfield Falcons in five games, winning games 4 and 5 by a score of 6-3.

How the Penguins got here: They defeated the Binghamton Senators in four games.

What to Watch For: Special teams. Both squads have been vanilla on the power play / penalty kill so far. The first team to gain an advantage in this category gains advantage in the series.

Referee(s): Trevor Hanson / Dave Lewis

Linesmen: Bob Fyrer / Francis Trempe

Twitter: @WBSPenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AHLBruins

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /providencebruins

Instagram: wbspenguins / ahlbruins

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @MarkDivver

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / PRO: Nick Gagalis @NickGagalis

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: SportsHub 102.3 / For Providence: WNRI 1380 AM

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 2?: Tomorrow night at 7:05 in Wilkes-Barre.

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