Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Charlotte 11/16


Who: Charlotte Checkers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday morning in Springfield, Tristan Jarry became the fourteenth AHL goaltender to score a goal as the penguins beat the Thunderbirds 5-1. For Charlotte, the Checkers were in Allentown on Wednesday and lost 3-2 in overtime. Andrew Poturalski and Julien Gauthier scored goals for the Checkers in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 8-5-1-1 (18 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For CHA 11-3-1-0 (23 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Referee(s): Olivier Gouin / Michael Markovic

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Penguins face a big test with the Charlotte Checkers coming in. The Checkers are the AHL’s best team and are looking to separate themselves finally from the rest of the Atlantic Division. The Penguins, on the other hand, sit just five points out of first place and want to tighten that gap up considerably this weekend.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Springfield have lost four straight. Can they right the ship at home against the North Division leader Rochester Americans?

Promotion(s): Fans ages 21 and over can enjoy select draft beers for just $2 from 6-7:30pm, courtesy of the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition.And everyone is invited to stick around after the game for our Citizens Voice / Scranton Times Tribune postgame autograph session, featuring a pair of Penguins players.

Next Five Games: vs. CHA 11/17, @ SPR 11/23, vs. HER 11/24, vs. PRO 11/25, @ HER 11/28

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