Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Laval 1/13

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Who: Laval Rocket

Where: Place Bell

When: 4:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Belleville, the Pens won 6-2. Ryan Haggerty led the way with his first ever hat trick, the Pens won their sixth straight game and Anthony Peters won his fourth straight for the Pens. For Laval, the Rocket hosted Hartford and won 4-2. Adam Cracknell and a pair of goals and Matt Taormina had a goal and an assist.

Last Meeting: October 20 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 6-5 in overtime on a Teddy Blueger overtime goal that gave the Pens the win. Daniel Sprong had a hat trick and an assist in the game. Four rocket players had multiple point games.

Record: For WBS: 22-10-2-5 (47 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) // For LAV: 16-17-5-2 (39 pts., 5th place North Division)

Referee(s): Furman South / Mitch Dunning

Linesmen: Pierre-Luc Huot / Francis Trempe

Why You Should Care: Penguins look to make it seven straight in Laval. In order to do so, they will need to replicate a lot of things that got them to six wins in a row. Expect Anthony Peters to get the start for the Penguins again and all four lines rolling looking to get the offense going.

Other Game to Watch: Toronto and Charlotte tangle for Game 2 in North Carolina. Last night the Marlies got the better of the Checkers by a 4-1 score.

Next Five Games: LV 1/17, @ PRO 1/19, @ HFD 1/21, @ HER 1/24, @ LV 1/26

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