Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 1/5

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Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Bridgeport, the Penguins won 3-2 in overtime. Wilkes-Barre battled back from a 2-0 deficit to start the third and tied it late on a Greg McKegg power play goal and Teddy Blueger scored the overtime game winner to win it for the Pens. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds beat the Hartford Wolf Pack in the Connecticut capital Saturday 5-4. Ex-Penguin Bobby Farnham had a pair of goals for the Thunderbirds in the win.

Last Meeting: December 13 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won 6-3. The Penguins used three goals in the third period to propel past the Thunderbirds.

Record: For WBS: 19-10-2-1 (41 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) // For BRI: 14-19-1-1 (30 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Reid Anderson / Cameron Voss

Linesmen: James Tobias / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Can the Penguins keep the streak going against Springfield? The Pens will be looking for carbon copies of the last three games, keeping them close and trying to stay perfect on the penalty kill, to propel them past Springfield today.

Promotion(s): WBRE Fan Friday ($14 Tickets), Postgame Autographs, $2 Draft Beers (6-7:30 p.m.) / PA Lottery Giveaway (Fans 18 and older)

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley visits Toronto. The Phantoms are looking to keep the heat on first place Providence.

Next Five Games: BEL 1/6, @ BEL 1/12, @ LAV 1/13, LV 1/17, @ PRO 1/19

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