Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Cleveland 12/7

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Who: Cleveland Monsters

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday in Toronto, the Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period but here defeated by the Toronto Marlies 7-4. J-S Dea had a pair of assists in the loss. For Cleveland, the Monsters were in Allentown on Wednesday and defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-1. Sonny Milano led the attack for the Monsters with a goal and two assists.

Last Meeting: October 13 in Cleveland, the Penguins won 4-1. Garrett Wilson had two assists and Anthony Peters stopped 32 of 33 shots. Kevin Stenlund scores for the Monsters.

Record: For WBS: 9-10-3-1 (22 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division) // For CLE: 12-8-3-0 (27 pts., 2nd place North Division)

Referees: Alex Ross / Chris Waterstradt

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: The Penguins need to snap out of the funk that they are in or else the season will get away from them in a hurry. It starts this weekend against a team they had early success with in Cleveland. The Monsters have been a good team all season and the Penguins seemed to have peaked in that weekend in Cleveland and it has been a struggle since. Look for the Pens will be keeping things simple against Cleveland tonight.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY — Enjoy great hockey at a great price with $14 lower bowl tickets, courtesy of our friends at Eyewitness News. Fans ages 21 and over can enjoy select draft beers for just $2 from 6-7:30pm 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.

Other Game to Watch: Providence, on a tear of recent, heads to Rochester for a Friday night matchup in Western New York against the Americans.

Next Five Games: vs. BRI 12/8, @ HER 12/9, @ SPR 12/12, vs. LV 12/15, @ BRI 12/16

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