Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Portland 1/22

@     por15_200

AwayGame: 19

AHL Game: 591

Who: Portland Pirates

Where: Cross Insurance Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Saturday in Syracuse, the Pens lost 4-2. J-S Dea and Josh Archibald had goals. For the Pirates, they beat Providence 2-1 on Sunday. Sam Brittain stopped 45 of 46 shots.

Record: For WBS: 28-9-0-1 (57 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For POR: 23-13-1-0 (47 pts., 2nd Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Important test for both teams tonight. The Penguins are the powerhouse team in the division. The Pirates have been on the rise of the past few weeks and are ready to take on the Penguins for two games this weekend. Should be a great contest.

Referee(s): Olivier Gouin / David Banfield

Linesmen: Joe Ross / Steven Waters

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @portlandpirates

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /PortlandPirates

Instagram: wbspenguins / piratesahl

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky // @Chris_MHJ

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / POR: Jeff Mannix @JeffMannix

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Portland: News Talk 1310 WLOB

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: San Jose is in Ontario later on and Barracuda Head Coach Roy Sommer is looking to tie Bun Cook for all time wins in the AHL. His team is trying to knock off the Reign from the Pacific Division lead.

Next Five Games: @ POR 1/23, @ PRO 1/24, HFD 1/27, @ LV 1/29, vs. LV 1/30

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