Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 3/30


Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

 Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Providence, the Penguins won 2-0. Tristan Jarry made 23 saves to pick up his first shutout of the season. For Springfield, they were in Binghamton last night and lost 4-3 in overtime. Blaine Byron had a pair of goals in the loss.

Last Meeting: This past Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won 3-2. Ex-Penguin J-S Dea supplied all the offense for the visitors and Joseph Cramarossa’s late goal gave the Penguins the full regulation two points. John Muse picked up the win in net for Wilkes-Barre.

Record: For WBS: 33-25-7-3 (76 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 28-27-9-5 (70 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Dan Kelly / Anthony Tapper

Linesmen: Jim Harper / Tyler Loftus

Why You Should Care: Pens still need points as they are outside still looking in the playoff picture. Big two points comes tonight with the only weekend action coming against Springfield. Wilkes-Barre needs and is expected to have their full effort tonight in order to beat the Thunderbirds.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is new and improved and a lot cheaper. Also, tonight’s game will be televised locally on WBRE-NBC.

Promotion(s): STAR WARS NIGHT / BOY SCOUT NIGHT — It will be a night of intergalactic fun when the Penguins host their fourth annual Star Wars night. The players will be wearing specially produced Star Wars jerseys for the game, featuring a unique clone design with the team’s familiar yellow triangle crest. The jersey was designed by Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the head of Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC.  The jerseys will be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting the Allied Services Foundation. We’ll also be welcoming Boy Scouts from across NEPA on the night. A special package gets scouts a ticket to the game and special scout patch.*

Other Game to Watch: Hershey hosts Providence in the biggest game of the weekend in the Atlantic Division. As a Penguins fan, cheer for a regulation decision either way.

Next Five Games: vs. BRI 4/2, vs. BNG 4/5, @ LV 4/6, @ LV 4/7, @ UTI 4/12

* – promo information credit to

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