Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 4/9

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Away Game: 36

AHL Game: 1059

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home against the Phantoms, the Pens lost 4-0. For Hershey, the Bears hosted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and won 5-1. Aaron Ness was named first start of the game with a goal and two assists.

Last Meeting: March 20 in Hershey, the Penguins won 6-5 in overtime. Will O’Neill scored the overtime game winning goal for the Pens in the comeback win.

Record: For WBS: 41-25-4-1 (87 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 40-19-5-7 (92 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins need to shake off the funk that has seen them lose three straight and see two opponents score hat tricks on them in the last three games. In order to do that, they need to do so in the den of their biggest rival. A win puts the Penguins in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Bears won’t make it easy.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin

Linesmen: Scott Pomento / Tom DellaFranco

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky // @davesottile

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Every team in action tonight, but the one that matters most to the Pens is the rematch between Hartford and Springfield. A Wolf Pack loss puts the Pens and maybe a few teams in the playoffs.

Remaining Games: HER 4/10, @ LV 4/15, PRO 4/16, @ HER 4/17

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