Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 4/7

@     lv14

Away Game: 35

AHL Game: 1043

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday at home against Utica, the Penguins lost their first shootout of the year 3-2. Oskar Sundqvist’s power play goal with under a minute left in regulation ensured that the Penguins got at least the point necessary to force overtime. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms hosted the Hershey Bears on Wednesday and lost 3-2 in overtime. Taylor Leier and  Colin McDonald scored for the Phantoms in the loss.

Last Meeting: April 1 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins shutout Lehigh Valley 3-0. It was the first regulation professional shutout for Casey DeSmith, who stopped all 26 shots sent his way.

Record: For WBS: 47-19-3-1 (98 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 44-22-5-0 (93 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: It’s a logjam from second place on back in the Atlantic Division between four teams. It’s an extremely important weekend for the Phantoms who are being chased by the Bruins, Sound Tigers and Bears. Lehigh Valley needs a win here to keep the heat on the Penguins for the first spot in the Atlantic and to further cement their own playoff status as the Penguins were the only Eastern Conference team who was guaranteed a berth in the playoffs.

Referee(s): David Banfield / Stephen Thomson

Linesmen: Tim Lyons / Bill Lyons

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 a battle of the number three and four teams in the Atlantic Division.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 4/8, @ PRO 4/9, LV 4/12, HER 4/14, BRI 4/15

One response to “GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 4/7

  1. cyguyjg April 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I remember Dave Gove. He was one of the more popular players and deservedly so. Saddened to learn of his untimely passing.

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