Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 11/13

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Syracuse, the Pens won 2-0. Zach Trotman scored a third period shorthanded goal and Casey DeSmith posted a 35 save shutout. For Hershey, the Bears won a shootout Sunday ta home against Lehigh Valley 3-2. Mike Sgarbossa scored a highlight reel goal in the top of the fourth round. Vitek Vanecek stopped all four Phantoms shooters and had 25 saves in the game.

Last Meeting: October 13 in Hershey, the Bears posted a 5-1 win. Niclas Almari scored a garbage time power play goal to spoil Pheonix Copley’s shutout bid. Hershey scored twice on the power play and Travis Boyd had two goals and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 7-5-1-1 (16 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 7-5-2-1 (17 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Beau Halkidis / Peter Schlittenhardt

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / Luke Muuary

Why You Should Care: Two different teams since the last meeting. The Penguins penalty killing unit isn’t a punchline to a joke anymore and Wilkes-Barre has clamped down defensively and only allowed one goal in the last two games. Should be an interesting setup with the dynamic forward group the Bears boast here on a Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever.

Promotion(s): None.

Other Game to Watch: Belleville heads to Laval in a battle of two very improved teams in the North Division.

Next Five Games: vs. SPR 11/15, vs. LV 11/16, @ SPR 11/22, vs. CHA 11/23, vs. LV 11/27

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