Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 1/4

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Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night against Hershey at home, the Penguins lost 6-2. Andrew Agozzino scored both of the goals for the Penguins in the loss. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds were in Utica last night and won 3-2. Owen Tippett’s goal with two seconds left in the second period stood up as the game winner.

Last Meeting: This past Tuesday in a New Years Eve matinee, the Penguins lost in a shootout 5-4 to the Thunderbirds. Highly contentious game that saw ex-Penguin Ryan Haggerty score a goal and Anthony Angello had a pair of assists.

Record: For WBS: 17-13-3-2 ( pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 19-16-2-0 (40 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Furman South / Jesse Gour

Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Patrick Dapuzzo

Why You Should Care: It has to be a better effort tonight than it was Friday against the Bears. Wilkes-Barre started strongly but faded badly last night and they got obliterated. Springfield beat a good Utica club and are on a hot streak after beating the Penguins on New Years Eve and would like to take this opportunity to create some separation between them and the Penguins for that four seed.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Utica, tops in the North Division, visits tops in the Atlantic Hartford in a battle between two of the better teams in their respective divisions.

Promotion(s): NICKELODEON NIGHT FEATURING SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS — Are you ready kids?  The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be hosting Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Come on out and celebrate your favorite aquatic sponge and his friends from Bikini Bottom as the Penguins battle with the Springfield Thunderbirds at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. We’ll have all kinds of seaworthy activities during the evening, including SpongeBob SquarePants trivia and costume contests.  Plus the first 2,500 fans through the door will receive a special SpongeBob SquarePants Penguins collectible pin. The Penguins will also be wearing special SpongeBob SquarePants themed jerseys during warm ups, which will be auctioned off by the Penguins GOALS Foundation to benefit Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital / Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.*

Next Five Games: vs. CHA 1/8, vs. HER 1/10, vs. HFD 1/11, @ TEX 1/15, @ TEX 1/17

* – promo information credit to http://www.wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule/

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