Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Utica 1/9

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Home Game: 20

AHL Game: 521

Who: Utica Comets

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Allentown, the Pens beat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-3. All seven goals were scored in the first period with Josh Archibald scoring two of them. For Utica, they were in Binghamton and lost 6-3. John Kurtz scored a goal and was one of only two Comets players with a positive +/-.

Record: For WBS: 25-8-0-1 (51 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For UTI: 16-13-3-2 (37 pts.,  place North Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins welcome in the defending Western Conference Champion Utica Comets in for the first meeting in two seasons. It’s expected that Tristan Jarry gets the start in net tonight for the Penguins in his first game back since December 16. Comets are coming in having lost four in a row.

Referee(s): Jake Brenk / Ryan Murphy

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Scott Pimento

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @UticaComets / @CometsInGame

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /UticaComets

Instagram: wbspenguins / uticacomets

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @CometsTales and @OD_Birnell

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / UTI: Brendan Burke @brendanmburke

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CometsArmy

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Utica: 94.9 K-Rock

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: How about Bridgeport taking the trip about 50 miles North to the Connecticut capital in Hartford taking on the Wolf Pack?

Next Five Games: @ STJ 1/12, @ STJ 1/13, @ SYR 1/16, @ POR 1/22, @ POR 1/23

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