Away Game: 23
AHL Game: 625
Who: Utica Comets
Where: Utica Memorial Auditorium
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Wednesday at home against the Syracuse Crunch, the Penguins won 3-2 in overtime on David Warsofsky’s shot with 1.2 left in overtime. For Utica, the Comets lost in overtime to the Springfield Thunderbirds 2-1. Pascal Pelletier scored for Utica and Richard Bachman stopped 22 of 24 shots.
Record: For WBS: 31-9-3-0 (65 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For UTI: 18-16-6-1 (43 pts., 4th place North Division)
Why you should care: Utica is 8-1-1-0 in their last ten games and have for all intents and purposes turned things around and gotten back into the playoff discussion in the North Division. This is not a team that the Penguins want to take lightly in an environment which sells out every night.
Referee(s): Terry Koharski / Tim Mayer
Linesmen: Francois Dussureault /Andy Petrus
Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @UticaComets
Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /UticaComets
Instagram: wbspenguins / uticacomets
Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @CometsTales and @OD_Birnell
Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart / UTI: Andy Zilch @Andy_Zilch
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CometsArmy
Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Utica: 94.9 K-Rock
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Battle of the Bears tonight in Providence. Hershey visits Rhode Island to take on the Bruins.
Next Five Games: @ BNG 1/28, STJ 2/3, LV 2/4, STJ 2/8, HER 2/10