Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 12/15


Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday in Springfield, the Penguins won 2-1 in a shootout. Adam Johnson scored a goal in regualtion and also in the shootout. Tristan Jarry returned from Pittsburgh and stopped 34 shots. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms hosted the Belleville Senators on Friday night and won 4-1. Carsen Twarynski had a pair of goal, Chris Conner had two assists and Carter Hart stopped 25 of 26 shots.

Last Meeting: October 20 in Wilkes-Barre, the Phantoms won 6-3. German Rubtsov scored two goals for the Phantoms. Sam Miletic scored tow goals for the Penguins. Both players are currently injured and will not play tonight.

Record: For WBS: 13-10-3-1 (30 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For LV: 15-8-1-1 (32 pts., 3rd place North Division)

Referees: Andrew Bruggeman / Alex Normandin

Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Jason Mandroc

Why You Should Care: Penguins should have the upper hand tonight with being well rested after being off Friday and with Lehigh Valley missing key forwards up front. However, that doesn’t automatically guarantee two points for the Pens Wilkes-Barre will need to do exactly what they did in the last four games that they have now won, in a row, to get them past a very good Lehigh Valley team.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): For Season Ticket Holders: Your glove voucher. Support the Tobyhanna Teddy Bear Toss  by bringing a new, unwrapped, stuffed animal to the game and toss it onto the ice after the Penguins first goal.  All toys will be collected and distributed to children in need throughout northeast Pennsylvania.

Other Game to Watch: Springfield visits Bridgeport in a game among two very good Atlantic Division teams.

Next Five Games: @ BRI 12/16, vs. BRI 12/19, @ HER 12/21, @ SYR 12/22, vs. LV 12/26

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