Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 12/13

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Away Game: 13

AHL Game: 379

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Lats Game: Last night at home vs. Bridgeport, the Pens won 4-1. They scored two power play goals. Bryan Rust had two goals. For Lehigh Valley, they lost last night in Binghamton 3-1. Zack Stortini scored the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.

Last Meeting: December 5 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-1. Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals.

Record: For WBS: 15-9-1-1 (32 pts., 1st place East Division) — For LV: 10-10-2-1 (23 pts., 4th place East Division)

Why you should care: Trap game for the Penguins. They eked out a win in Hershey Sunday against the Bears in Hershey that snapped an eight game losing streak and put the Pens atop the East Division again. They handled the Sound Tigers top ranked power play and scored two goals on the man advantage themselves. If the Penguins think they can sleepwalk through this game in Allentown tonight against the Phantoms, they will be in for a surprise.

Referee(s): Ryan Fraser

Linesmen: Bob Fyrer / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky / @gblockus

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Binghamton and Hershey are playing in Hershey for second place in the division, essentially. The B-Sens trail the Bears for second by just a point.

Next Five Games: HER 12/14, ALB 12/19, @ BNG 12/20, @ BNG 12/26, BRI 12/27

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