Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Rochester 1/18

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Who: Rochester Americans

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last Saturday in Charlotte, the Penguins lost 5-3. Jeff Taylor, Ethan Prow and Cam Brown had goals for the Pens in the loss. For Rochester, the Amerks beat the Toronto Marlies 5-1. CJ Smith had a hat trick and an assist in the win.

Last Meeting: November 30 in Rochester, the Penguins lost 1-0. Victor Olofsson had the games only goal and John Muse stopped 29 of 30 shots.

Record: For WBS: 19-16-4-1 (43 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For RCH: 23-13-2-0 (48 pts., 1st place North Division)

Referees: Beaudry Halkidis / Andrew Wilk

Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Matt McNulty

Why You Should Care: Penguins return home to face off against a quality opponent in the Rochester Americans, who are in a three way battle with the Utica Comets and the Syracuse Crunch in the North Division. The Americans will serve as a stiff test for a Penguins team that split with the Charlotte Checkers, the best team in the AHL, last weekend.

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 travels to Providence in a very important Atlantic Division matchup.

Next Five Games: vs. HER 1/19, vs. LV 1/21, @ BRI 1/23, @ BNG 1/26, vs. CLE 2/1

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