Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Milwaukee 12/1


Who: Milwaukee Admirals

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Syracuse, the Penguins put up a valiant effort in the third period, but couldn’t overcome the two goals that the Crunch scored in the second period and lost 4-3. Freddie Tiffels scored his first AHL goal of his career. For Milwaukee, the Admirals were in Des Moines, Iowa taking on the Iowa Wild on Tuesday and won 4-2. Goaltender Anders Lindback stopped 40 of 42 shots and was named first star of the game. Mark Zengerle also added a goal and had two assists.

Record: For WBS: 12-4-0-1 (25 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) // For MIL: 11-8-0-0 (22 pts., 2nd place Central Division)

Referee(s): Cameron Voss / Beaudry Halkidis

Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Tom DellaFranco

Why You Should Care: Penguins face an unfamiliar foe from the Western Conference in the Milwaukee Admirals. The Penguins will have a new tandem in goal tonight with Casey DeSmith getting called up Tuesday. Sean Maguire was recalled, then Colin Smith yo-yo’ed to Wheeling and back, then Maguire got sick necessitating the Pens to sign Anthony Peters to a PTO Friday morning. The goaltending situation is in flux, putting it mildly.

Promotion(s): WBRE Fan Friday ($14 Tickets), Postgame Autographs, $2 Draft Beers (6-7:30 p.m.) / Bayard – Times Tribune – Citizens Voice Team Photo Giveaway.

Other Game to Watch: Springfield visits Charlotte tonight in a matchup against two teams that have been trending upwards of late.

Next Five Games: RCH 12/2, @ HER 12/3, @ LV 12/6, CHA 12/8, @ HER 12/10

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