Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 12/30

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Pens won 5-1. Daniel Sprong had a hat trick and Anthony Peters stopped 27 of 28 shots. For Hershey, the Bears were in Springfield last night and won 4-2. Chris Bourque assisted on three Bears goals and was named first star of the game.

Last Meeting: December 10 in Hershey, the Pens won 4-1. Colin Smith had two assists and Sean Maguire stopped 18 of 19 shots.

Record: For WBS: 17-10-2-1 (37 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 15-16-0-3 (33 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Peter Schlittenhardt / Mathieu Menniti

Linesmen: Colin Gates / Bill Lyons

Why You Should Care: Bears have struggled of late. Don’t let that Springfield score from last night fool you, the Thunderbirds have been bad. The Penguins also have been playing some bad hockey of late but have some momentum coming into tonight after playing a good Hartford team. Anthony Peters gets the start tonight again for the Penguins, who will be looking to replicate the same thing I said in this same spot Friday against Hartford; insulate Peters and jump out to a big lead. Can they do it two nights in a row?

Other Game to Watch: Charlotte got dunked on by the Phantoms last night, the two teams rematch tonight in Allentown.

Next Five Games: BRI 1/3, SPR 1/5, BEL 1/6, @ BEL 1/12, @ LAV 1/13

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