Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Rockford 2/24

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Who: Rockford IceHogs

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 3:05 p.m.

Last Game: Friday at home against Hershey, Ryan Haggerty scored two goals but it was all the offense the Penguins could muster in a 4-2 loss to the Hershey Bears. For Rockford, the IceHogs were in Hershey last night and lost in a shootout 3-2. Anton Forsberg stopped 24 of 26 Bears shots.

Last Meeting: February 6 in Rockford, the Pens lost 2-1. Jarrett Burton scored the only goal for the Pens in the defeat and Anton Forsberg stopped 45 of 46 Wilkes-Barre shots for first star honors for the IceHogs.

Record: For WBS: 25-22-5-2 (57 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For RFD: 26-21-3-6 (61 pts., 4th place Central Division) 

Referees: Brandon Blandina / Dan Kelly

Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: Like last Sunday in Hartford, the Penguins simply must find a way to win this game against Rockford in regulation or overtime. They need to keep pace and slipped Friday.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): KIDS FREE SUNDAY — Fans ages 14 and younger can get into the game for FREE when accompanied by a paying adult (one free kids ticket per paid adult ticket). Bring along your skates for our postgame skating session on the arena ice.*

Other Game to Watch: Hershey travels up to second place Bridgeport this afternoon in a huge contest that may have seeding implications in the Atlantic Division race.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 3/1, @ HFD 3/2, vs. LV 3/6, vs. HFD 3/8, vs. SYR 3/9

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

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