Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 4/3

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Providence, the Penguins lost 3-1. They went 0-for-5 on the power play. J-S Dea scored the only goal for the Pens in the loss. For Hershey, the Bears hosted Laval on Saturday and won 6-3. Mathias Bau had a pair of goals. Dustin Gazley and Wayne Simpson each had a goal and an assist.

Last Meeting: March 18 in Wilkes-Barre the Penguins won 6-4. Thomas DiPauli had two goals. Tom Kostopoulos had three assists. Jonas Siegenthaler had a pair of goals for the Bears and Wayne Simpson had three assists.

Record: For WBS: 40-21-6-2 (88 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 29-33-4-5 (67 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Keith Kaval / Peter MacDougall

Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Tom DellaFranco

Why You Should Care: Penguins need to button up a lot of areas if they want to have a deep run in the playoffs. Against a team that is well out of it in Hershey is good place to start. Despite the fact that the Bears will not be participating in the postseason, the competitive juices will be flowing and Wilkes-Barre could and should use this to work on a lot of deficient areas.

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley travels to Charlotte in a preview of what could be a first round matchup against the Checkers.

Next Five Games: vs. BRI 4/6, vs. BNG 4/7, @ BRI 4/8, @ SPR 4/13, @ LV 4/14

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