Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Portland 4/11

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AwayGame: 36

AHL Game: 1082

Who: Portland Pirates

Where: Cross Insurance Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday in Allentown vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Penguins won 3-0 and punched their ticket to the Calder Cup Playoffs for the thirteenth season in a row. Matt Murray made 30 saves for his AHL leading 12th shutout of the season and Kasperi Kapanen made his AHL debut with a goal and an assist. For Portland, the Pirates were in Manchester last night and lost 3-2 in a shootout. Mike McKenna stopped 29 of 31 for third star honors.

Last Meeting: February 13 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-0. Matt Murray had a 23 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 41-23-3-4 (89 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For POR: 37-25-7-2 (83 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins sewed up the playoff spot Wednesday but they still have work to do if they want to enjoy home ice in the first round of the playoffs in a few weeks. Portland is going to give them a fight because the Pirates are fighting for their playoff lives also.

Referee(s): Darcy Burchell

Linesmen: Jeremy Lovett / Landon Bathe

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @portlandpirates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /PortlandPirates

Instagram: wbspenguins / piratesahl

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @Chris_MHJ

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / POR: Jeff Mannix @JeffMannix

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Portland: News Talk 1310 WLOB

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Providence travels to Worcester tonight in a game that has playoff implications for both teams.

Remaining Games: @ POR 4/12, ALB 4/17, NOR 4/18, @ LV 4/19

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