Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 12/28

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday against Lehigh Valley, the Pens lost 5-3. The Phantoms scored four unanswered goals in the third to win. Ben Sexton had a pair of goals for Wilkes-Barre in the loss. For Hershey, the Bears were last in action last Saturday against the Phantoms at home and lost 6-1. Riley Barber had the only goal for the Bears.

Last Meeting: December 21 in Hershey, the Pens lost 3-2. Teddy Blueger and J-S Dea scored for the Pens and Mike Sgarbossa had a goal and an assist for the Bears in the win.

Record: For WBS: 15-13-4-1 (35 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 12-17-0-2 (26 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Dan Kelly / Olivier Gouin

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Tyler Loftus

Why You Should Care: Penguins are coming off a bad, bad loss Wednesday against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms who scored four goals on the Pens and won going away late. Hershey is coming in more rested than the Pens who played Wednesday and ready to get after one of their rivals. Pens need wins to keep pace and have to forget about Wednesday and focus on the task at hand 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: Springfield hosts Bridgeport. Sound Tigers have been trending up while Springfield has been pretty neutral.

Next Five Games: @ LV 12/29, @ BNG 12/31, vs. GR 1/4, vs. MIL 1/5, @ CHA 1/11

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