Away Game: 28
AHL Game: 793
Who: Portland Pirates
Where: Cross Insurance Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Tuesday at home against Hershey, the Penguins lost 4-1. Carter Rowney scored the only goal for the Pens in the loss. For Portland, the Pirates were in Hartford Wednesday and beat the Wolf Pack 1-0. Sena Acolytes scored the only goal in the contest and Mike McKenna had a 35 save shutout.
Last Meeting: February 14 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost in overtime 3-2 to the Pirates. Will O’Neill had a goal and an assist in that game.
Record: For WBS: 32-16-4-1 (69 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For POR: 30-20-2-0 (62 pts., 3rd Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins simply need to win. Standing in their way is a Portland Pirates team that is third in the division and looking to get by the Bears in second and the Penguins in first. Wilkes-Barre should be bolstered by the return of Oskar Sundqvist, who was returned from his NHL recall by Pittsburgh Thursday.
Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Jamie Koharski
Linesmen: Joe Ross / Brendan Blanchard
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: Toronto hosts Hershey tonight. This matchup should be a great test for both clubs.
Next Five Games: @ SPR 2/27, @ PRO 2/28, @ LV 3/4, @ HER 3/5, HER 3/6