Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 1/30

Away Game: 22

AHL Game: 652

Who: Springfield Falcons

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday in Norfolk, the Penguins won in overtime 3-2. Tom Kostopoulos scored the overtime game winning goal. For Springfield, the Falcons hosted the Providence Bruins last Saturday and lost 2-1. Micheal Chaput scored the only goal for Springfield in the loss.

Last Meeting: October 24 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-0. Matt Murray had a 21 save shutout and Bryan Rust had two goals and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 23-17-1-3 (50 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For SPR: 26-13-4-0 (56 pts., 2nd place Northeast Division)

Why you should care: We have two second place teams here that have been on top of their respective divisions for the majority of the season. Both teams are eager to get back to the top and want to take the right first step.

Referee(s): T. J. Luxmore

Linesmen: Paul Simeon / Chris Low

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @TheFalconsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /falconsahl

Instagram: wbspenguins / falconsahl

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SPR: Andy Zilch @andy_zilch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Springfield: WHYN News Talk 560

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: It is going to be a theme here as we head to the final stretch of the season. Hershey is in Allentown tonight taking on the Phantoms tonight. Both teams have games in hand on the Penguins.

Next Five Games: LV 1/31, SPR 2/3, @ HER 2/7, @ BRI 2/8, BNG 2/11

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