Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Providence 3/31

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Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Hartford, the Pens fell behind 3-1 to storm back and win in overtime 4-3 on Daniel Sprong’s shot in the final minute. Micheal Leighton improved to 4-0 for Wilkes-Barre in net. For Providence, the Bruins lost 2-0 in Allentown on Friday.

Last Meeting: March 28 in Wilkes-Barre or this past Wednesday, the Penguins won 5-2. Daniel Sprong scored twice, earning first star honors.

Record: For WBS: 40-20-6-2 (88 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For PRO: 40-23-3-2 (85 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Olivier Gouin / Mathieu Menniti

Linesmen: Jason Mandroc / Luke Murray

Why You Should Care: Penguins can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win of any kind and a loss of any kind by Bridgeport. They also could go up five games on Providence with what will be seven games to play once things are settled tonight. It’s a big game, on may fronts for the Penguins.

Promotion(s): Girl Scout Day

Other Game to Watch: Only one that matters for the Penguins. Bridgeport visits Hartford. If the Sound Tigers win, the Pens cannot clinch no matter what they do.

Next Five Games: vs. HER 4/3, vs. BRI 4/6, vs. BNG 4/7, @ BRI 4/8, @ SPR 4/13

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