Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 2/7

Away Game: 23

AHL Game: 697

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Tuesday at home vs. Springfield, the Penguins won 5-0. Matt Murray collected his fifth shutout of the season, third against Springfield, with a 28 save shutout. For the Bears, they were in Binghamton last night and won 3-2. Ex-Penguin Chris Conner had two goals for the Bears.

Last Meeting: January 3 in Hershey, the Pens lost in a shootout 2-1. Matia Marcantuoni scored the only goal for the Penguins in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 25-18-1-3 (54 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HER: 26-13-4-2 (58 pts., 1st place East Division)

Why you should care: The Bears have points in their last eight games. They are playing like an East Division leader and are, rightfully. The Penguins need to win head-to-head games against Hershey if they have any chance of looking to re-take first in the East, just with all the games in hand Hershey seems to have on Wilkes-Barre. Will be a great test for the Penguins tonight in Hershey against the Bears.

Referee(s): Jamie Koharski

Linesmen: Tom George / Jud Ritter

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: Tomorrow’s opponent, Bridgeport, hosts in state rival Hartford.

Next Five Games: @ BRI 2/8, BNG 2/11, POR 2/13, LV 2/14, PRO 2/21

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