Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Albany 2/17

@     alb

Away Game: 25

AHL Game: 731

Who: Albany Devils

Where: Times Union Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Tuesday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins won 5-1. Oskar Sundqvist scored twice as the Penguins opened up an 11 point leadon the second place Phantoms. For Albany, the Devils hosted the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday and won 6-1. Six different Devils scored.

Last Meeting: October 26 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-1. Josh Archibald, Jake Guentzel and Chad Ruhwedel all scored for the Penguins and Tristan Jarry stopped 19 of 20 to pick up the win. Nick Lappin scored for the Devils. Albany was previously undefeated coming into that game.

Record: For WBS: 37-11-3-0 (77 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For ALB: 29-21-1-1 (59 pts., 2nd place North Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins begin their seven game road trip tonight in Albany against a Devils team which has been pushing Syracuse for the top spot in the North Division. Look for Albany to push the Penguins tonight. Wilkes-Barre will be without the servises of Garrett Wilson, who is out with an upper body injury suffered Tuesday in the game against the Phantoms.

Referee(s): Tom Chmielewski / Chris Brown

Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Frank Murphy

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AlbanyDevils

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /albanydevils

Instagram: wbspenguins / albanydevils

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @Pete_Dougherty

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart / For ALB: Josh Heller @Josh_Heller

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @trace_1114

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Albany: 104.5 The Team

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey visits Providence twice this weekend. Bears need a big weekend to get back into the playoff picture.

Next Five Games: @ SPR 2/18, @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25, @ HER 3/4

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