Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Syracuse 12/31

vs.     syr14_200

Home Game: 17

AHL Game: 462

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday at home vs the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Penguins were shutout for their second consecutive game by a score of 3-0. For Syracuse, they were in Hershey Tuesday and won 3-1. Tye McGinn had a pair of goals in the win.

Last Meeting: December 19 in Syracuse, the Penguins won 3-0. Brian Foster collected his first AHL shutout with 30 saves.

Record: For WBS: 21-7-0-1 (43 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SYR: 13-12-4-1 (31 pts., 5th place North Division)

Why you should care: When the Penguins were coming off a bad loss to Toronto the night before, the cure for what ailed the Penguins was in the form of the Syracuse Crunch. It’s the Crunch again tonight. Is that enough to get the Pens back on track? Hardly. Wilkes-Barre will need to play a full 60 minutes and get contributions from everyone in every situation if they want to be successful tonight.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Mark Lemelin

Linesmen: Jason Mandroc / Luke Murray

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @SyracuseCrunch

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /syracusecrunch

Instagram: wbspenguins / officialsyracusecrunch

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @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

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Milwaukee is in Grand Rapids tonight in a matchup of Central Division heavyweights.

Next Five Games: SPR 1/2, @ HFD 1/3, BNG 1/5, @ LV 1/8, UTI 1/9

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