Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 1/3


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Away Game: 16

AHL Game: 480

Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 3:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home versus Springfield, the Penguins won 4-1. It was Clark Donatello’s first AHL coaching win. For Hartford, they lost 4-3 to Albany at home. Chad Nehring had a goal and an assist in the loss.

Last Meeting: December 5 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 3-1. Magnus Hellberg stopped 28 of 29 shots to earn first star honors.

Record: For WBS: 22-8-0-1 (45 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HFD: 14-17-2-0 (30 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins are going to be without the services of Matt Murray today, fresh from re-assignment from Pittsburgh and given a much needed rest. How will the Penguins play with either Casey DeSmith or Brian Foster in net this afternoon?

Referee(s): Tom Chmielewski

Linesmen: Glen Cooke / Brent Colby

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

Other Game to Watch: Last night second place in the Atlantic Division Portland beat Lehigh Valley in overtime. The two teams rematch today up in Maine.

Next Five Games: BNG 1/5, @ LV 1/8, UTI 1/9, @ STJ 1/12, @ STJ 1/13

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