Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 12/17

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Home Game: 14

AHL Game: 390

Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night vs. Rochester, the Penguins won 4-1. Casey DeSmith improved to 7-0-2 on the season and Lukas Bengtsson picked up his first North American goal in the third period. For Springfield, they hosted Binghamton last night and won 3-1. Reto Berra stopped 35 of 36 shots and Greg McKegg figured in on every Thunderbird goal with two goals and an assist.

Last Meeting: October 29 in Springfield, the Penguins lost in overtime 2-1. Reid McNeill scored a goal but Chase Balisy scored in overtime to give the Thunderbirds the win.

Record: For WBS: 18-5-3-0 (39 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SPR: 11-9-3-2 (27 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Seems like the Pens are beating everyone these days, but they have yet to beat the Thunderbirds. Wilkes-Barre will need their best if they want to get to the Christmas break with five wins in a row.

Referee(s): Ryan Hersey / Chris Ciamaga

Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Ryan Knapp

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @thunderbirdsahl

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /thunderbirdsahl

Instagram: wbspenguins / thunderbirdsahl

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For SPR: Ryan Smith @RyanSmithHockey

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Springfield: WHYN News Talk 560

Television: AHL Live and on WYOU-TV

Promotion(s): Happy Holidays, Ugly Christmas Jersey Auction, Tobyhanna Army Depot Teddy Bear Toss

Other Game to Watch: Providence brings their 13 game point streak to Allentown as they visit the Lehigh Valley Phantoms tonight.

Next Five Games: @ BNG 12/26, SPR 12/27, PRO 12/30, @ BNG 12/31, HFD 1/3

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