Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Utica 2/17

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Who: Utica Comets

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Rochester, the Penguins were throated by the Americans 12-3. Rochester scored six power play goals. Cody Wydo, Greg McKegg and Jarrett Burton scored for the Penguins in the loss. For Utica, the Comets hosted the Binghamton Devils and won 3-1. Richard Bachman stopped 23 of 24 shots to pick up the win and first star honors.

Record: For WBS: 30-14-3-1 (64 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For UTI: 27-14-6-4 64 pts., 3rd place North Division)

Referee(s): Peter MacDougall / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Tom George / Jason Mandroc

Why You Should Care: Penguins need amnesia from last night’s whooping quickly and have to regroup against a surging Utica team. Unlike last night with the Americans who lost five straight coming in, the Comets have not lost in their last 14 games (11-0-2-1) and are 8-0-1-1 in their last ten. Wilkes-Barre knows what it is up against tonight and has to come out ready if they want to take down the beast known as the Utica Comets.

Promotion(s): METLife Military Appreciation Night – Camo Jersey Auction

Other Game to Watch: With the Penguins in second place now with four games in hand on the first place team in Lehigh Valley, it bears watching what the Phantoms are up to. They host the Hartford Wolf Pack tonight.

Next Five Games: @ LV 2/18, vs. RFD 2/23, @ SYR 2/24, vs. HER 2/25, @ GR 3/2

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