Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 12/10


Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 5:00 p.m.

Last Game: Friday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens hosted the Charlotte Checkers and lost 2-1. Daniel Sprong scored a third period power play goal. Sean Maguire took the loss, stopping 28 of 30 shots. For Hershey, the Bears hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on the backend of a home and home with the Phantoms and ….

Last Meeting: Last Sunday in Hershey, the Penguins lost in overtime 4-3. After Tom Sestito scored with just about five minutes to go in the third which would tie the game and force overtime, Chris Bourque’s overtime power play goal would send the Bears home with the full two points.

Record: For WBS: 13-7-1-1 (28 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 12-11-0-3 (27 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Reid Anderson / Jeremy Tufts

Linesmen: Colin Gates / Bill Lyons

Why You Should Care: Will teh day off the Pens had last night matter against the Bears at home who are playing their third game in as many days? The Pens need a better start that they had in the first period Friday against Charlotte. The start may determine the winner here this evening in Hershey.

Other Game to Watch: Springfield visits Hartford today in a matchup of the two teams at the bottom of the Atlantic Division looking to dig their way out.

Next Five Games: SPR 12/13, @ HFD 12/15, @ BRI 12/16, BNG 12/22, LV 12/23

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