Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 12/21

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Bridgeport, the Penguins came back from a two goal deficit to defeat the Sound Tigers 4-3 in overtime. Ethan Prow scored two power play goals and Kevin Czuczman scored the game winner. For Hershey, they were shutout in Allentown 5-0 by the Phantoms and had just 18 shots.

Last Meeting: November 24 in Wilkes-Barre, the Bears won 3-2. Ryan Haggerty had two assists, Jayson Megna scored for the Bears and Vitek Vanacek stopped 25 of 27 Penguins shots.

Record: For WBS: 15-11-3-1 (34 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 11-16-0-2 (24 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Guillaume Labonte / Mike Dietrich

Linesmen: Colin Gates / Scott Pomento

Why You Should Care: Penguins are coming off of an emotional, hard fought comeback against the Sound Tigers on Wednesday and need to re-focus against a Hershey team that got smoked Wednesday in Allentown. Bears are struggling and will be looking to get back into the win column against the Penguins.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Tonight’s game will also be broadcast on Facebook Watch.

Other Game to Watch: Charlotte hosts Bridgeport in a battle of the top two teams in the Atlantic Division.

Next Five Games: @ SYR 12/22, vs. LV 12/26, vs. HER 12/28, @ LV 12/29, @ BNG 12/31

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