Home Game: 24
AHL Game: 723
Who: Portland Pirates
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night in Hartford, the Pens won 3-1. Kael Mouillierat had a goal and an assist in the contest. For Hartford, they were in Allentown last night against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and won 3-1. Goaltender Mike McKenna stopped 45 of 46 Phantoms shots. McKenna also had two assists.
Last Meeting: January 23 in Portland, the Penguins won 5-0. Tristan Jarry picked up the shutout with a 34 save shutout. Will O’Neill had two assists. Both Scott Wilson and Tom Sestito both had a goal and an assist in the game.
Record: For WBS: 32-14-1-1 (66 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For POR: 27-18-1-0 (55 pts., 3rd Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Pens welcome in the Portland Pirates for the first of two this weekend. Pirates are riding high after a great win yesterday as are the Penguins. Wilkes-Barre will need to maximize home ice advantage in front of a sold out crowd on television on a Saturday if they want to make it three out of four wins.
Referee(s): Terry Koharski
Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Jud Ritter
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 / MyNetwork TV local in Wilkes-Barre and also in Pittsburgh.
Promotion(s): Military Appreciation, presented by Metlife | Camo Jersey Auction
Other Game to Watch: I like the Grand Rapids / Iowa rematch tonight. Iowa beat Grand Rapids 4-2 last night.
Next Five Games: @ PRO 1/24, HFD 1/27, @ LV 1/29, vs. LV 1/30, @ SPR 2/5