Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 12/16

@     lv14

Away Game: 11

AHL Game: 373

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday at home against the Albany Devils, the Penguins won 4-0. Rookie goaltender Tristan Jarry had a 22 save shutout for his first as a professional. Kevin Porter had two goals. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms beat the Springfield Falcons 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday. Andrew MacDonald had two goals.

Last Meeting: Last Friday in Allentown the Pens won 4-0. Matt Murray had 23 saves for another shutout.

Record: For WBS: 19-5-0-0 (38 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 13-13-1-0 (27 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: It will be a bit of a new look for the Penguins with Steve Oleksy out of the lineup and Conor Sheary, Kevin Porter and Matt Murray on recall to Pittsburgh. The Phantoms will be out to avenge their 4-0 shutout to the Penguins last Friday.

Referee(s): Cameron Voss

Linesmen: Tom George / Matt McNulty

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Rochester and Utica have been on the rise in the North Division of late and the two teams clash tonight in Utica.

Next Five Games: TOR 12/18, @ SYR 12/19, @ HER 12/26, LV 12/27, SYR 12/31

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