Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. St. John’s 2/3

vs.     stj15_200

Home Game: 21

AHL Game: 655

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Saturday in Binghamton, the Penguins won 6-2. Tom Kostopoulos scored his 500th AHL point in the win. For the IceCaps, they hosted the Toronto Marlies on last Saturday and were shutout 4-0.

Last Meeting: December 4 in St. John’s the Penguins lost 3-2 in overtime. Oskar Sundqvist and Chad Ruhwedel scored for the Pens in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 33-9-3-0 (69 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For STJ: 20-18-5-1 (46 pts., 3rd place North Division)

Why you should care: Much different IceCaps team from the one we saw in December. This team is a playoff team right now and has been one of the better teams in the North Division for a while now. The Penguins will need a full 60 minute effort tonight if they want to get their unofficial start of the second half of the season off on the right foot.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski / Peter Tarnaris

Linesmen: Matt McNulty / J.P. Waleski

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky // @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS  and @_NickHart / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): WBRE Fan Friday ($14 Tickets), McCarthy Tire All-Star Poster (First 5,000), Postgame Autographs, $2 Draft Beers (6-7:30 p.m.)

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley travels to Albany to take on the Devils. Albany is second in the North, a strong team, and should put up a good fight against tomorrow’s opponent for teh Penguins.

Next Five Games: LV 2/4, STJ 2/8, HER 2/10, BNG 2/11, LV 2/14

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