Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Utica 2/16


Who: Utica Comets

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday in Hershey, the Pens took a 2-1 lead into the third period but were bested by the Bears 4-3 in a shootout loss. Ryan Haggerty had a goal and an assist in the loss. For Utica, the Comets hosted the Laval Rocket on Wednesday and won 4-1. Ex-Penguin Michael Leighton stopped 20 of 21 shots to pick up the win.

Record: For WBS: 24-21-4-2 (54 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For UTI: 27-19-4-2 (60 pts., 3rd place North Division)

Referees: Tim Mayer / Peter Schlittenhardt

Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Luke Murray

Why You Should Care: Pens need wins but don’t expect Utica to come in and just give it to them. The Comets are fight to hold on to their playoff spot in a very competitive North Division and are pushing for first place. Both teams are well rested having not played tonight, so it should be a very good, competitive hockey game tonight in front of a packed audience.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): METLIFE PRESENTS MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT — Help us pay tribute to the men and women who keep our country safe.  There will be military displays courtesy of the Tobyhanna Army Depot, and the Penguins will be wearing their special camouflage jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the game.*

Tonight is also the Penguins blanket giveaway for season ticket members. Don’t forget your vouchers!

Other Game to Watch: Hershey and Lehigh Valley start their mini two game series tonight in Hershey. Best outcome from a Penguin perspective is a split, since both teams are at or near fourth place.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 2/17, vs. HER 2/22, vs. RFD 2/24, @ PRO 3/1, @ HFD 3/2

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