Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 3/31

@     spr16_200

Away Game: 34

AHL Game: 1002

Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Sunday at home against Utica, the Penguins won 2-1. Dominik Simon’s third period goal and Casey DeSmith’s 45 saves were enough of the Penguins to squeak past the Comets. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds were defeated Wednesday by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2. Adam Wilcox took the loss in net, stopping 25 of 28 shots.

Last Meeting: February 18 in Springfield, the Thunderbirds beat the Penguins 2-1. David Warsofsky scored the goal for the Penguins in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 46-18-3-0 (95 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SPR: 27-30-9-2 (65 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins look to sew up a spot to the Calder Cup Playoffs and it starts tonight in Springfield. The Penguins received reinforcements in the form of the aforementioned Warsofsky, Oskar Sundqvist and Josh Archibald from Pittsburgh ad Garrett Wilson will be available coming of of his injury. Adam Wilcox for Springfield was recalled to NHL Florida Thursday.

Referee(s): Keith Kaval / Andrew Wilk

Linesmen: Brent Colby / Luke Galvin

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @thunderbirdsahl

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /thunderbirdsahl

Instagram: wbspenguins / thunderbirdsahl

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SPR: Ryan Smith @RyanSmithHockey

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Springfield: WHYN News Talk 560

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Allentown to pay another visit to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The result of this game will affect the Penguins either way. Ideally, you just want the game to finish in regulation.

Next Five Games: LV 4/1, UTI 4/2, @ LV 4/7, @ HFD 4/8, @ PRO 4/9

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