Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 3/19

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Who: Hershey Bears

 Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday at home against Toronto, the Penguins lost 4-2. Jimmy Hayes and Jarrett Burton scored goals for the Pens in the loss. For Hershey, the Bears defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday 5-1. Mike Sgarbossa had a goal and three assists, Riley Barber had a pair of goals and an assist. Ilya Samsonov stopped 18 of 19 shots.

Last Meeting: February 22 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 4-2. The Bears scored three third period goals.

Record: For WBS: 30-24-6-3 (69 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 35-22-3-4 (77 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Furman South / Jordan Deckard

Linesmen: Tom George / Tom DellaFranco

Why You Should Care: Gotta make this game in hand on Providence and Lehigh Valley count. This past Sunday was a let down, losing 4-2. The Penguins have to win this game if they want to be considered a contender for a playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. A tough task against a Hershey team that has had the Pens number lies ahead.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Charlotte hosts Syracuse in what very well may be an Eastern Conference Finals matchup.

Next Five Games: vs. LV 3/22, @ LV 3/23, vs. SPR 3/24, vs. PRO 3/27, vs. SPR 3/30

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