Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 11/26

Away Game: 11

AHL Game: 269

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday at home vs. Manchester, the Pens lost 3-2. J-S Dea and Conor Sheary both notched power play goals in the defeat. For Hershey, the Bears were shut out at home against the St. John’s IceCaps by a score of 2-0.

Last Meeting: November 16 in Hershey, the Bears won 3-2. Jayson Megna had both goals for the Penguins in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 11-8-1-0 (23 pts., 1st place East Division) — For HER: 9-7-1-1 (20 pts., 2nd place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins and Bears meet on a Thanksgiving Eve game important to both teams. The bears want to beat the Penguins and draw within a point of the East Division lead with two games in hand. The Penguins would like to win tonight because that increases the lead over Hershey to five points and takes the games in hand equation out of the picture. And it’s always nice to beat the Bears.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Olivier Gouin

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Scott Pomento

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @timleone

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: I am going out West with Iowa visiting Rockford. Since firing their coach, the Wild have improved vastly. Rockford is one of the hottest teams in the AHL. Should be a good measuring stick game for Iowa.

Next Five Games: STJ 11/29, LV 12/5, HER 12/6, @ HER 12/7, BRI 12/12

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