Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 12/12

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Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday in Hershey, the Pens go down 4-1 and storm back and win 5-4 in a shootout. Ethan Prow scored in regulation to tie it, John Muse stopped nine shooters and Joseph Cramarossa scored in the bottom of the ninth to win it for the Pens. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds defeated the Binghamton Devils 5-1. Five different Thunderbirds scored and Michael Hutchinson stopped 42 of 43 shots.

Last Meeting: November 23 in Springfield, the Pens lost 4-3 in overtime. Ethan Prow had a goal and an assist in the loss but Jacob MacDonald scored an overtime power play goal to win it for the Thunderbirds.

Record: For WBS: 12-10-3-1 (28 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 13-7-2-2 (30 pts., 3rd place North Division)

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Geoff Miller

Linesmen: Robert St. Lawrence / Kevin Briganti

Why You Should Care: Penguins look to continue the momentum off of the perfect weekend that they had against Cleveland, Bridgeport and Hershey. It won’t be easy against a tough opponent in Springfield. What lineup does Wilkes-Barre bring? Does new acquisition Ben Sexton play? Does John Muse start in goal? Springfield has scored a power play goal in every contest against the Pens so far this season. Does the streak continue?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Colorado and Tucson is the game tonight. Eagles are fun upstarts, the Roadrunners are a very tough opponent and have been the class of the Pacific for a few years now.

Next Five Games: vs. LV 12/15, @ BRI 12/16, vs. BRI 12/19, @ HER 12/21, @ SYR 12/22

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