Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Albany 12/12

vs.     alb

Home Game: 14

AHL Game: 360

Who: Albany Devils

Where: Times Union Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Allentown, the Penguins beat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-0. Matt Murray had a 23 save shutout and Dominik Simon and Scott Wilson both had a pair of goals. For Albany, the Devils won their seventh straight game, beating the Syracuse Crunch 3-1. The Devils have not lost since losing to the Penguins…

Last Meeting: 5-3 on November 21 in Albany. Scott Wilson had two goals and Tristan Jarry stopped 25 of 28.

Record: For WBS: 18-5-0-0 (36 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For ALB: 16-4-3-0 (35 pts., 2nd place North Division)

Why you should care: This is going to be a good game. I get the sense that this may be an instant classic between these two teams. The Devils have never won more than five games in a row as a team and have the look this season of a contender. I don’t think there is any doubt that the Penguins are a force, so I expect this game to be a closely contested one for all sixty minutes, if not beyond.

Referee(s): Peter Tarnaris

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jim Harper

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AlbanyDevils

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /albanydevils

Instagram: wbspenguins / albanydevils

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @Pete_Dougherty and @Bill_Cain_

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For ALB: Josh Heller @Josh_Heller

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @trace_1114

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Albany: 104.5 The Team

Television: AHL Live / WQMY-TV in Wilkes-Barre market

Promotion(s): Holiday Celebration | Ugly Christmas Sweater Auction | Teddy Bear Toss #2

Other Game to Watch: Grand Rapids in Rockford out West. The Griffins have won nine in a row and are looking for ten at the home of the IceHogs.

Next Five Games: @ LV 12/16, TOR 12/18, @ SYR 12/19, @ HER 12/26, vs. LV 12/27

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