Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 10/26


Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last Saturday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins lost 6-3. Sam Miletic had two first period goals before it all fell apart on the Penguins. For Hershey, the Bears faced the Charlotte Checkers in Charlotte last Saturday and shut them out 2-0. Vitek Vanecek had a 25 save shutout.

Last Meeting: October 17 at home, the Penguins lost 3-2 despite putting up 42 shots at Vitek Vanecek. He stopped 40 of them. Tobias Lindberg and Garrett Wilson scored for the Pens but Jayson Megna for the Bears scored 2:11 after Wilson in what held up as the game winner. Tristan Jarry took the loss in his season debut, he stopped 25 shots.

Record: For WBS: 4-2-0-0 (8 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 2-5-0-1 (5 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Brandon Blandina / Jason Williams

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Penguins play a home and home set this weekend against a hot Hershey Bears team that has 5 out of 6 points in their last three games. Wilkes-Barre will need to find a way to solve expected starting goaltender and reigning AHL Player of the Week Vitek Vanecek if they wish to have any success this weekend. Big test lies ahead.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is new and improved and a lot cheaper.

Promotion(s): Halloween / Postgame Autographs / $2 Beers till 7:30

Other Game to Watch: Colorado travels to Iowa. The Eagles have won four straight while Tim Army’s Iowa Wild dropped two against the Texas Stars last week and are looking to kick off their weekend on a winning note.

Next Five Games: @ HER 10/27, vs. HFD 11/2, vs. HFD 11/3, @ BRI 11/4, @ PRO 11/9

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