Chirps from Center Ice

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 2/8



Who: Lehigh Valley Phnatoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Hershey, the Penguins lost 3-0. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms hosted Springfield and won 4-1. Four different Phantoms scored, the Phantoms scored a power play goal and J-F Berube stopped 24 shots.

Last Meeting: January 31 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 4-1. Jake Lucchini had a pair of goals and Casey DeSmith stopped 29 shots. Andy Andreoff scored the only goal for the visitors.

Record: For WBS: 24-17-3-5 (56 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For LV: 20-22-1-5 (46 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Peter Schlittenhardt

Linesmen: Patrick Dapuzzo / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Penguins need a good effort here in front of what likely is going to be a sold out crowd against the Phantoms who are awful on the road. Last night they ran into a hot goalie who shut them down. Tonight they need to adjust and shut the Phantoms down as don’t look now, but are starting to slowly turn things around.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever. / Tonight’s game will also be televised locally on WBRE.

Promotion(s): MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT, PRESENTED BY METLIFE — The Penguins will pay tribute to those keeping us safe once again on Military Appreciation Night, Presented by MetLife.  The Penguins will be wearing special camo sweaters, which will be auction off during the game, and military displays will be set up around the arena.

Other Game to Watch: Battle of second place Western Conference teams takes place in Iowa as second in the Pacific Stockton visit the second in the Central Iowa tonight in Des Moines.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 2/12, @ PRO 2/14, @ BRI 2/15, vs. HER 2/21, @ HFD 2/22

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