Away Game: 28
AHL Game: 852
Who: Manchester Monarchs
Where: Verizon Wireless Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday in Bridgeport, the Penguins won 7-0. Josh Archibald had two goals in his return from the ECHL. Matt Murray picked up his league leading eighth shutout of the season….For Manchester, they shutout the Worcester Sharks 2-0 Sunday. Patrik Bartosak had a 29 save shutout.
Last Meeting: November 22 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 3-2. J-S Dea and Conor Sheary notched goals for the Penguins in the loss.
Record: For WBS: 32-18-2-4 (70 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For MCH: 34-14-5-2 (75 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Penguins face an important weekend that begins with a short two game set in New Hampshire against the Monarchs, who have been the class of the Eastern Conference all season long. This will be a good litmus test for the Penguins to see how they stack up against some of the AHL’s elite.
Referee(s): Geno Binda
Linesmen: Joe Andrews / Alex Stagnone
Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @MonarchsHockey
Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /MonarchsHockey
Instagram: wbspenguins / monarchshockey
Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky
Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / MCH: Ken Cail @kenmonarchs
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For MCH: WGIR 610 AM
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: I like Albany and St. John’s in Newfoundland. These are two teams that want back in to the playoff discussion and will try to use each other to take advantage.
Next Five Games: @ MCH 3/7, @ SPR 3/8, HER 3/11, HER 3/14, HFD 3/15