Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 2/22

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday in Hartford, the Pens blew a three goal lead in the third period, but overcame that and won in overtime on Adam Johnson’s goal and Wilkes-Barre won 5-4. For Hershey, the Bears beat Lehigh Valley Sunday in Allentown 4-3. It was the fifteenth straight game that the Bears recorded at least a point, getting Hershey up to third in the Atlantic Division.

Last Meeting: February 13 in Hershey, the Penguins lost 4-3 in a shootout. Ryan Haggerty had a goal and an assist for the Pens and so did Nathan Walker for the Bears.

Record: For WBS: 25-21-5-2 (57 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 29-20-0-3 (61 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Andrew Bruggeman / Corey Syvret

Linesmen: Patrick Hanrahan / Bill Lyons

Why You Should Care: Very, very important game for the Penguins who can draw to two points behind the Bears with a regulation win tonight and close the gap on fourth place in the playoff push. Smart, effective plays with the puck, limit on mistakes and we will see what happens tonight in Wilkes-Barre.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is new and improved and a lot cheaper. Also, tonight’s game is the featured Facebook Watch game this week in the AHL.

Promotion(s): EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAYEnjoy 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: Fourth place providence hosts second place Bridgeport.

Next Five Games: vs. RFD 2/24, @ PRO 3/1, @ HFD 3/2, vs. LV 3/6, vs. HFD 3/8

* – promotion information courtesy of wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule

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