Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Providence 3/28

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Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday at home against Bridgeport, the Penguins lost 6-3. J-S Dea, Andrey Pedan and Chris Summers all scored in the losing effort. For Providence, the Bruins hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday and beat them 6-1. Peter Cehlarik and Joona Koppanen both scored twice, Jordan Binnington stopped 18 of 19 Lehigh Valley shots.

Last Meeting: February 11 in Providence, the Penguins won 3-2 in a shootout. Gage Quinney and Jarred Tinordi scored in regulation. J-S Dea scored in the shootout and Casey DeSmith stopped 32 of 24 shots including all three shooters in the shootout round to pick up the win.

Record: For WBS: 38-20-6-2 (84 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) // For PRO: 40-21-3-2 (85 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Guillaume Labonte / Evgenii Romasko

Linesmen: Tom George / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: This is likely a preview of the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. At this point in the season, both teams are looking to reduce their magic number and jockey for home ice in Round 1. Penguins need a better start and effort from Sunday. Bruins are second in the Atlantic and looking to stay there.

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport hosts Hershey. A Sound Tigers loss improves the magic numbers of the Penguins and Bruins even further.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 3/30, vs. PRO 3/31, vs. HER 4/3, vs. BRI 4/6, vs. BNG 4/7

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