Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 11/14

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Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 10:35 a.m.

Last Game: Sunday in Providence, the Penguins were shellacked by the Providence Bruins 5-2. Anthony Angello and Derek Grant scored third period goals for the Pens in the loss. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds were in Hershey on Saturday and lost 3-2. Jayce Hawryluk and Thomas Schemitsch scored goals for Springfield in the loss.

Last Meeting: On opening night, October 6 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-2 in a shootout. Zach Aston-Reese scored a regulation goal and the only goal in the shootout.

Record: For WBS: 7-5-1-1 (16 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 7-3-0-2 (16 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Mitch Dunning / Beaudry Halkidis

Linesmen: Kyle Richetelle / Paul Simeon

Why You Should Care: Penguins are in a bit of uncharted territory here. They play a 10:30 a.m. weekday game against Springfield, capping off a five game road trip. How do they come out this morning? How do they start? What lineup changes are made? Springfield will be in the same boat, losing their last three straight games. Should be an interesting game to pay attention to this morning.`

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Believe it or not but the Penguins and Thunderbirds aren’t the only AHL teams playing morning games today. Bridgeport travels north to Hartford today to take on the Wolf Pack. The Sound Tigers are hot and are second in the Atlantic.

Next Five Games: vs. CHA 11/16, vs. CHA 11/17, @ SPR 11/23, vs. HER 11/24, vs. PRO 11/25

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