Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley


Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Binghamton, the Pens won in overtime 4-3. Teddy Blueger scored the first and last goals of the game. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms played Wednesday at home against the Hartford Wolf Pack and lost 5-4 in overtime. Oskar Lindblom had a goal and an assist good for second star honors.

Last Meeting: December 6 in Allentown, the Pens were shutout 5-0. Dustin Tokarski had a 39 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 16-8-2-1 (35 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) // For LV: 18-9-2-2 (40 pts., 40 place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): David Banfield / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Luke Murray / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Pens look to make it a perfect weekend with a win later on against the Phantoms. Casey DeSmith will get the start, with Michael Leighton getting the start yesterday. Expect a hotly contested affair with these two in-state rivals.

Promotion(s): Festivus Celebration, Jersey Auction / Penguins Team Card Strip #3

Other Game to Watch: Utica and Syracuse air their grievances and participate in feats of strength tonight in Syracuse.

Next Five Games: LV 12/27, HFD 12/29, @ HER 12/30, BRI 1/3, SPR 1/5

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