Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. St. John’s 2/8

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Home Game: 23

AHL Game: 683

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

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Last Game: Last Saturday at home against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Penguins embarrassed the Phantoms and beat them 7-1. Tom Kostopoulos played in his 600th Wilkes-Barre game and scored twice. Josh Archibald also scored twice. For St. John’s they were in Hershey on Sunday and lost 3-2. Josiah Didier and Chris Terry scored goals for the IceCaps in the loss.

Last Meeting: Last Friday in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 5-2. Daniel Carr scored twice for the IceCaps. Ethan Prow collected his first AHL goal and Derrick Pouliot added the other goal.

Record: For WBS: 34-10-3-0 (71 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For STJ: 21-20-5-1 (48 pts., 4th place North Division)

Why you should care: Expect the Penguins to have a better effort than last Friday’s clunker against this same team they are facing tonight. They showed Sturday that when firing on all cylinders they can run with any tea in the league. Expect retribution tonight when the Penguins and St John’s meet for the last time this season.

Referee(s): Stephen Thomson / Chris Pontes

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TomVenesky // @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): None

Other Game to Watch: After getting thoroughly thrashed by the Penguins Saturday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms return to the ice and host the Binghamton Senators.

Next Five Games: HER 2/10, BNG 2/11, LV 2/14, @ ALB 2/17, HER 2/18

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