Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Charlotte 1/8


Who: Charlotte Checkers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Springfield, the Penguins lost 6-3. Adam Johnson and Sam Miletic each had a goal and an assist in the loss. For Charlotte, the Checkers were in Providence Sunday and won 4-1. Jacob Pritchard scored a pair of goals, Anton Forsberg stooped 26 of 27 and the Checkers have won five straight.

Last Meeting: November 23 in Wilkes-Barre, the  Penguins lost 1-0. Chase Priskie’s third period power play goal stood up as the game winner for Charlotte, Alex Nedeljkovic had  22 saves for the shutout win.

Record: For WBS: 17-14-3-2 (39 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For CHA: 18-13-3-0 (39 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Brandon Schrader / Tim Mayer

Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Penguins need a good sixty minutes here tonight against the defending champs who are nipping at their heels here just outside of the playoff race. Charlotte proves as a tough, worthy challenge.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Hershey hosts Hartford in the premier matchup on Wednesday evening.

Promotion(s): None

Next Five Games: vs. HER 1/10, vs. HFD 1/11, @ TEX 1/15, @ TEX 1/17, @ SA 1/18

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