Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 1/17

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Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday in Laval, the Penguins won 4-3 bolstered by Andrey Pedan’s first ever professional hat trick. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms beat the Hershey Bears on Sunday 2-1 in overtime thanks to T.J. Brennan’s overtime goal at 44 seconds.

Last Meeting: December 27 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 5-4. That was the last time that the Penguins lost a game, seven games ago. Garret Wilson and gage Quinney both had a goal and an assist in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 23-10-2-1 (49 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) // For LV: 23-12-2-3 (51 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Brandon Schrader / Reid Anderson

Linesmen: Libor Suchanek / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Battle of the top two teams in the Atlantic Division here in Wilkes-Barre tonight. The Penguins will be gunning for their eighth straight game while the Phantoms will be looking for another win against the Penguins. Should be a hotly contested, competitive game, as is always the case with these two great rivals.

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Springfield, winners of four straight, host Hershey, who are 0-1-2 in their last three games and looking to get their week started off on the right foot.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 1/19, @ HFD 1/21, @ HER 1/24, @ LV 1/26, BNG 1/27

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