Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 4/8

@     hfd

Away Game: 36

AHL Game: 1056

Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Lehigh Valley, the Pens beat the Phantoms 3-0. It was the third consecutive shutout for Wilkes-Barre over Lehigh Valley. Tristan Jarry stopped all 21 shot sent his way. Oskar Sundqvist had two goals. For Hartford, the Wolf Pack hosted Springfield and won 4-3. Four different Wolf Pack players scored for Hartford. Marek Hrivik scored a goal and had an assist.

Last Meeting: March 21 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-2. Ryan Haggerty connected with two goals and Tom Kostopoulos notched two assists.

Record: For WBS: 48-19-3-1 (100 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)  — For HFD: 24-41-4-2 (54 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins look to continue to keep the weekend going with another strong outing against Hartford, whom the Penguins have had a lot of success against this season. Let second on back in the Atlantic work itself out, Wilkes-Barre should be focused on wrapping up the division here in Hartford or getting dangerously close to it.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski / Chris Brown

Linesmen: Glen Cooke / Derek Wahl

Twitter: @wbspenguins  and @WBSGameDay / @WolfPackAHL

Facebook:  /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /HartfordWolfPack

Instagram: wbspenguins / hartford_wolfpack

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky 

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart // For HFD: Bob Crawford  @HawkCrawford

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Hartford: Fox Sports Radio 1410

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: The Hershey Bears visit the Toronto Marlies tonight in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals from last season. The Bears need all the wins they can get if they want to get back into the playoff discussion here in the Atlantic.

Remaining Games: @ PRO 4/9, LV 4/12, HER 4/14, BRI 4/15

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