Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Portland 2/26

@     por15_200

Away Game: 28

AHL Game: 793

Who: Portland Pirates

Where: Cross Insurance Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

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

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