Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 3/30

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Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 7:15 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Providence, the Penguins won 5-2. Daniel Sprong had a pair of goals in the win. Tristan Jarry stopped 27 of 29. For Hartford, the Wolf Pack hosted the Springfield Thunderbirds Wednesday and won in the shootout 4-3. Three different Wolf Pack scored, Scott Kosmachuk was the only shooter to score in the shootout round.

Last Meeting: March 17 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 4-1. Daniel Sprong scored for the Penguins, Chris Nell stopped 30 of 31 Penguins shots.

Record: For WBS: 39-20-6-2 (86 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For HFD: 31-30-5-3 (70 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Peter Tarnaris / Chris Waterstradt

Linesmen: Brent Colby / Glen Cooke

Why You Should Care: Hartford has nothing left to play for other than to give teams trying to cinch up a playoff spot fits. The Penguins magic number is 7 coming into play today, and while the Pens have had great success in Hartford (10-1-1-0 in the past five years) they will need the same effort they had Wednesday against Providence if they want to get the magic number lower.

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Springfield. Penguins magic number can go lower with a Sound Tigers loss of any kind.

Next Five Games: vs. PRO 3/31, vs. HER 4/3, vs. BRI 4/6, vs. BNG 4/7, @ BRI 4/8

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