Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 12/10

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Home Game: 12

AHL Game: 348

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game /Last Meeting: Last night in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens laid an egg and lost 5-2. Jake Guentzel figured in on both goals for the Pens, setting up a J-S Dea goal and scoring on a power play in the other. Zach Sill, Zach Sanford and Nathan Walker all had a goal and an assist for the Bears in the win.

Record: For WBS: 14-5-3-0 (31 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 14-4-4-1 (33 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Expect a different tone set by the Penguins in this game tonight. Wilkes-Barre was flaccid in a 5-2 blowout loss by its biggest rival on home ice last night. Lineup changes were set coming into the weekend, but don’t be surprised to see a shocking scratch tonight, perhaps on defense. Pens need this one or could lose touch with Hershey who has been on a tear of late, points in their last 10 games.

Referee(s): Tim Mayer / Tom Chmielewski

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Ryan Knapp

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart // HER: Zack Fisch @zackfisch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

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

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Immediate game of interest is the rematch between Rochester and Lehigh Valley tonight in Allentown. Another poor showing by the Penguins coupled by a sweep of the Amerks by the Phantoms could leave the Penguins in third place or worse depending on the other game that I will keep an eye on, the Sound Tigers in Binghamton.

Next Five Games: @ BRI 12/11, @ HFD 12/14, RCH 12/16, SPR 12/17, @ BNG 12/26

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