Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 3/17

@     lv14

Away Game: 31

AHL Game: 906

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Barry Goers’ two assists earned him first star honors as the Penguins beat the Providence Bruins 3-2 at home last Saturday. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms coughed up a 4-3 lead late in the third Wednesday at home against two man short Syracuse and lost 5-4 in overtime. Danick Martel scored twice.

Last Meeting: March 8 in Wilkes-Barre, Lehigh Valley goaltender Alex Lyon stopped all 31 shots faced as the Phantoms shut out the Penguins 3-0.

Record: For WBS: 41-17-3-0 (85 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 39-18-4-0 (82 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: If the Penguins are to win the division this season, it is going to come at the expense of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms whom they must fend off here in the final stretch of the season where they play the Phantoms six more times starting tonight in Allentown.

Referee(s): Cameron Voss

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Jason Mandroc

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @KRAM209

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Providence in the other key battle in the division among playoff contending teams.

Next Five Games: LV 3/18, HFD 3/21, @ SYR 3/24, LV 3/25, UTI 3/26

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