Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 12/8

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 5:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against the Texas Stars, the Penguins lost 5-3. Wilkes-Barre connected on a pair of back to back power play goals but could not hold on. Sam Miletic had a goal and an assist in the loss. For Hershey, the Bears were in a weekend home and home against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and won 1-0 at home Saturday. Mike Sgarbossa scored, Vitek Vanecek stopped 32 shots.

Last Meeting: Wednesday, November 13 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins and Bears played 65 minutes of scoreless hockey and with was Wilkes-Barre that won in a shootout 1-0. Stefan Noesen scored the only goal in the shootout in the first round.

Record: For WBS: 13-8-2-1 (29 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 11-9-2-3 (27 pts, 5th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Michael Markovic

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Tyler Loftus

Why You Should Care: Hard fought weekend comes to a close for both teams today in Hershey. The Bears are coming off of a contentious home and home series with Lehigh Valley which included a lot of penalty minutes. They may not have anything left emotionally for a Penguins team who got knocked around by a Texas Stars team who had just one road win all season coming into Friday’s contest. It should be another good one between these two rivals.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Three games in the AHL this afternoon. Us, a game out west and Hartford visiting Providence in a pivotal game for the Wolf Pack who can tie the Bruins in points at the top of the division with a win.

Next Five Games: @ ROC 12/11, @ CLE 12/13, @ CLE 12/14, vs. PRO 12/18, vs. PRO 12/20

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