Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Cleveland 2/1


Who: Cleveland Monsters

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last Saturday in Binghamton, the Penguins won 5-4 in overtime. The recently recalled Teddy Blueger scored the overtime game winner, Adam Johnson had a goal and two assists. For Cleveland, the Monsters beat the Chicago Wolves at home last Saturday in overtime 4-3 with ex-Penguin Mark Letestu scoring the overtime game winning goal at :42.

Last Meeting: December 7 in Wilkes-Barre, John Muse had a 32 save shutout as the Penguins beat the Monsters 1-0. Ryan Haggerty scored for the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 22-18-4-1 (49 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For CLE: 21-17-4-1 (47 pts., 5th place North Division)

Referees: Brandon Schrader / Ryan Jenken

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / Jason Mandroc

Why You Should Care: Penguins are coming out of the All-Star break after winning three straight games to get there. How do they fare against a team that have a 3-0 record against without their leading scorer Teddy Blueger? Pens still need wins in order to keep up in an ultra competitive Atlantic Division so they cannot be complacent tonight against the Monsters.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY / McCARTHY TIRE ALL-STAR POSTER — 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. All fans in attendance will receive a special poster featuring the Penguins participant(s) in the AHL All-Star Classic.*

Other Game to Watch: Red hot Providence heads to Charlotte to take on the league leading Checkers.

Next Five Games: vs. BRI 2/2, @ RFD 2/6, @ MIL 2/8, @ GR 2/9, @ HER 2/13

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