Chirps from Center Ice

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

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 1: Syracuse Crunch

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Eastern Conference Quarterfinal — Game 1

AHL Game: D1

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Series: Tied 0-0 (Best of Five)

Media Kit

Season Series: Nov. 9: SYR 4 @ WBS 5 (OT) — Nov. 15: SYR 3 @ WBS 2 — Jan. 10: WBS 3 @ SYR 4 — Mar. 20: WBS 1 @ SYR 2 (OT)

Top four scorers for the Penguins vs. the Crunch: 1. Jayson Megna (4 GP, 4-0-4, even) – 2. Beau Bennett (1 GP, 0-4-4, +1) – 3. Brian Dumoulin (4 GP, 0-4-4, -1) – 4. Andrew Ebbett (2 GP, 1-2-3, +1)

Top four scorers for the Crunch vs. the Penguins: 1. Yanni Gourde (4 GP, 3-2-5, +4) – 2. Jonathan Marchessault (4 GP, 1-4-5, -1) – 3. Nikita Nesterov (2 GP, 0-3-3, +2) – 4. Tanner Richard (4 GP, 2-0-2, +4)

What to watch for: First Period. Could define game and may define series. If the Crunch come out of first ahead by multiple goals, may mean that the Penguins are in for more of a fight than they thought.

Referee(s): Kendrick Nicholson / Dave Lewis

Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @SyracuseCrunch

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /syracusecrunch

Instagram: wbspenguins / officialsyracusecrunch

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky // @syrhockey

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SYR: Dan D’Uva @Dan_DUva

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @Allovimo

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Syracuse: ESPN Radio Central New York

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 2?: Saturday night, tomorrow, in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05

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