Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs Hershey 2/10

vs.     her14_200

Home Game: 24

AHL Game: 697

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday at home the Penguins were shut out 4-0 by the St. John’s IceCaps. For Hershey, the Bears last played Sunday and hosted the same IceCaps team and beat them 3-2. Vitek Vanecek stopped 28 of 30 to be named third star of the game.

Last Meeting: January 21 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-1. Casey DeSmith stopped 20 of 21 shots and Ryan Haggerty scored two goals to earn first star honors.

Record: For WBS: 34-11-3-0 (71 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 24-13-7-3 (58 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Two team with a lot to prove tonight. Can the Penguins shake off what was a poor performance Wednesday against St. John’s and can the Bears keep the momentum they have been building these last few weeks and get back into solid playoff contention?

Referee(s): David Banfield / Chris Pontes

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Jason Mandroc

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TomVenesky

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): WBRE Fan Friday ($14 Tickets), March Magnetic Schedule (First 5,000), Postgame Autographs, $2 Draft Beers (6-7:30 p.m.)

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport is in Providence taking on the Bruins. Sound Tigers have been on a run here of late so the matchup with the P-Bruins should prove to be a good test.

Next Five Games: BNG 2/11, LV 2/14, @ ALB 2/17, HER 2/18, @ PRO 2/19

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