Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 3/24


Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

 Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Allentown, the Penguins won 5-4. Sam Lafferty had a hat trick and an assist, Ryan Haggerty scored the game winning goal in overtime. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds hosted the Laval Rocket Saturday and lost 3-2 in overtime. Ex-Penguin J-S Dea figured into both goals, scoring one and assisting on another for the Thunderbirds in the loss.

Last Meeting: These two teams haven’t played each other since December 12, a game that the Penguins won 2-1 in a shootout. All three Penguins scored in the shootout round.

Record: For WBS: 31-25-7-3 (72 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 28-26-8-5 (69 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Tim Mayer / Guillaume Labonte

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Bill Lyons

Why You Should Care: Same verse as yesterday against the Phantoms, another must win game for the Penguins tonight who burn off their game in hand on the Providence Bruins. They can cut the deficit to five with a win this afternoon against the Thunderbirds. Springfield won’t make it easy. Both teams are playing their third game of the weekend.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): KIDS FREE SUNDAY / TUX’S BIRTHDAY — Celebrate the big bird’s birthday with Tux and some of his furry friends. 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).  NO POSTGAME SKATING SESSION THIS SUNDAY.*

Other Game to Watch: Hershey, on the same point total as Providence, rematch against the Cleveland Monsters who beat the Bears Saturday night.

Next Five Games: vs. PRO 3/27, vs. SPR 3/30, vs. BRI 4/2, vs. BNG 4/5, @ LV 4/6

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