Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 1/19


Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 3:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night against Rochester, the Penguins lost 5-4. Anthony Angello scored a pair of goals in the loss. For Hershey, the Bears were in Binghamton on Wednesday and won 1-0 in overtime. Ryan Sproul scored the game winner and Ilya Samsonov has a 16 save shutout.

Last Meeting: December 28 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 5-1. Joseph Cramarossa scored the only goal for the Pens in the loss. Five different Bears scored and Vitek Vanecek stopped 22 of 23 Penguins shots.

Record: For WBS: 19-17-4-1 (43 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 18-20-0-2 (38 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Alex Garon / Michael Sheehan

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Bob Goodman

Why You Should Care: Penguins need this one this afternoon against a Hershey team which has won three straight and have the Penguins number. It’s that simple.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Springfield travels to Hartford in another important divisional game for the Thunderbirds.

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

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