Home Game: 12
AHL Game: 319
Who: Hartford Wolf Pack
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night vs. Lehigh Valley the Penguins were dealt their first loss on home ice all season with a 3-1 setback to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Conor Sheary had a first period goal. For Hartford, they hosted Hershey last night and won 4-3 in a shootout. Chad Nehring had a goal and an assist for second star honors.
Last Meeting: November 15 in Hartford, the Penguins were down 5-1 after 20 minutes but stormed back for five straight goals before winning in overtime 7-6 in an improbable comeback. Scott Wilson was named first star with two goals and an assist. One of those goals was the overtime game winner.
Record: For WBS: 16-3-0-0 (32 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HFD: 9-11-2-0 (20 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins, by their standards, had a terrible game last night against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Look for them to come out with vim and vigor against a Hartford team that has won just two of their last five games.
Referee(s): Tim Mayer / Michael Mullen
Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Luke Murray
Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WolfPackAHL
Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /HartfordWolfPack
Instagram: wbspenguins / hartford_wolfpack
Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @HowlingsToday
Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For HFD: Bob Crawford / @HawkCrawford
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Hartford: Fox Sports Radio 1410
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): Team Photo presented by Bayard Printing, Times Tribune & Citizens Voice | Teddy Bear Toss #1
Other Game to Watch: I like Lake Erie and Grand Rapids tonight. Two teams at the top of the Central Division in a nice Saturday night match-up in Michigan.
Next Five Games: @ HER 12/6, SYR 12/9, @ LV 12/11, ALB 12/12, @ LV 12/16