Chirps from Center Ice

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Atlantic Division Final Game 1: Hershey Bears

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Atlantic Division Final — Game 1

AHL Game: I1

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Series: Tied 0-0 (Best of Seven)

Media Kit

 

Season Series: Nov. 13: HER 0 @ WBS 7 — Nov. 28: HER 2 @ WBS 3 — Dec. 6: WBS 1 @ HER 4 — Dec. 26: WBS 0 @ HER 5 — Feb. 23: HER 4 @ WBS 1 — Mar. 5: WBS 2 @ HER 6 — Mar. 6: HER 4 @ WBS 5 — Mar 19: HER 1 @ WBS 4 — Mar. 20: WBS 5 @ HER 5 (OT) — Apr. 9: WBS 4 @ HER 3 — Apr. 10: HER 5 @ WBS 3 — Apr. 17: WBS 1 @ HER 2 (SO)

Top four scorers for the Penguins vs. the Bears: 1. Dustin Jeffrey* (11 GP, 6-8-14, +4) — 2. Carter Rowney (12 GP, 6-6-12, +7) — 3. Tom Kostopoulos (11 GP, 2-7-9, +6) — 4. Dominik Simon (12 GP, 5-2-7, +7)

To four scorers for the Bears vs. the Penguins: 1. Chris Bourque (10 GP, 3-8-11, +3) — 2. Carter Camper (12 GP, 2-6-8, -6) — 3. Zach Sill (11 GP, 2-6-8, +3) — 4. Sean Collins (12 GP, 1-7-8, -1)

How the Bears got here: The defeated the Portland Pirates in five games.

How the Penguins got here: They swept the Providence Bruins in three games.

What to watch for: A quick start for the rested Penguins. Jump all over the Bears, go up two or more goals after the first period and grind Hershey down and steal home ice in the first game of the series. Wilkes-Barre will need to accomplish this without Steve Oleksy and Tom Sestito, who were recalled to Pittsburgh Tuesday afternoon.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Evgeny Romasko

Linesmen: Devin Berg / Francois Dussureault

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky

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

When is Game 2?: Friday at 7 in Hershey.

* – Dustin Jeffrey only played 7 for WBS against Hershey this season and 4 with his old team Springfield. With Wilkes-Barre against Hershey Jeffrey recorded 5-5-10 and a +3

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