Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 11/16


Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Springfield the Penguins won 4-1. Andrew Agozzino scored a pair of first period goals, the penalty kill was a perfect 7-for-7 and Casey DeSmith had 41 saves in net. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms were in Binghamton last night and lost 3-1. Andy Welinski scored the only goal for Lehigh Valley on the power play.

Last Meeting: November 6 in Allentown, the Pens lost 4-2. Kyle Criscuolo had a pair of goals and an assist for the Phantoms. Ryan Haggerty and Jake Lucchini scored for the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 9-5-1-1 (20 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For LV: 6-4-1-4 (17 pts., 6t place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Terry Koharski / Alex Normandin

Linesmen: Julian Fournier / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: Can the Penguins continue the stingy play? Don’t expect Casey DeSmith tonight after a shutout Wednesday and 41 saves last night, it’s Dustin Tokarski’s time in net tonight. Lehigh Valley will be stewing over the one goal they put up in a bad display last night in Binghamton and won’t need any reason to get up for this rivalry game.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Promotion(s): We’ll be celebrating ‘The King’ on Saturday the16th with ELVIS NIGHT, featuring local tribute artist Jimmy T.  The Exeter native will be performing on the ice during the first intermission and taking photos with fans, all while spreading the word about kidney donations.  Jimmy is himself looking for a donor, and you can find out how you can help him find a match at the game.*

Other Game to Watch: Grand Rapids and Rockford sported nearly equal records coming into the weekend and these Central Division foes square off tonight in Rockford.

Next Five Games: @ SPR 11/22, vs. CHA 11/23, vs. LV 11/27, @ LV 11/29, vs. BRI 11/30

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