Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Charlotte 12/8


Who: Charlotte Checkers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday in Allentown, the Penguins were shutout 5-0 by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. For Charlotte, the Checkers hosted the Springfield Thunderbirds on Sunday and won 4-3. Aleksi Saarela had a goal and an assist for first star honors.

Last Meeting: October 7 in the home opener for the Penguins, the Checkers won 5-2. Daniel Sprong and Thomas DiPauli scored for the Penguin in the loss but Warren Foegele scored two shorthanded goals.

Record: For WBS: 13-6-1-1 (28 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) // For CHA: 14-8-0-1 (29 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Jeremy Tufts / Reid Anderson

Linesmen: James Tobias / Scott Pomento

Why You Should Care: Penguins come into tonight’s contest against Charlotte dropping 5 of their last 6 games. The Penguins have also given up 7 shorthanded goals this season. Warren Foegele scored two of those on the Penguins home opener October 7. In order for the Penguins to win this game, they may need to employ the KISS method.

Promotion(s): Coat Drive / WBRE Fan Friday ($14 Tickets), Postgame Autographs, $2 Draft Beers (6-7:30 p.m.)

Other Game to Watch: The Syracuse Crunch have won seven games in a row and take this streak into Binghamton tonight as the Devils are waiting to play the upset after their big overtime win over the Laval Rocket Wednesday.

Next Five Games: @ HER 12/10, SPR 12/13, @ HFD 12/15, @ BRI 12/16, BNG 12/22

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