Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 4/11

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 3:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Binghamton, the Penguins on 5-4 in overtime. Cam Lee scored his first pro goal, Jordy Bellerive scored in overtime to win it. For Hershey, the Bears had their game scheduled Saturday against Lehigh Valley postponed because of COVID issues. The Bears were last on the ice Wednesday against the Devils and won 3-2. Nine different Bears scored a point.

Last Meeting: March 28 in Hershey, the Bears won 3-1. Matt Moulson’s goal late in the third was enough to carry the Bears to the win. Tim Schaller scored for the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 7-7-3-2 (19 pts.) — For HER: 13-5-2-0 (28 pts.)

Referees: Jordan Deckard / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Colin Gates / Bill Lyons

Why You Should Care: Pens showed grit and determination last night against the Devils and won in comeback fashion. What will today bring?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. LV 4/16, @ SYR 4/17, @ HER 4/24, vs. HER 4/25, vs. LV 4/28

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 4/10

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Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last Saturday in Allentown, the Pens lost 5-4 in a shootout. Drew O’Connor had a goal and an assist. For Binghamton, the Devils hosted Hershey on Wednesday and lost 3-2. Travis St. Denis had a goal and 16 PIMs.

Last Meeting: March 31 in Newark, the Pens ended a long losing streak with a 3-2 win. Alex D’Orio stopped 22 shots and P-O Joseph had two assists.

Record: For WBS: 6-7-3-2 (17 pts.) — For BNG: 4-9-4-1 (13 pts.)

Referees: Reid Anderson / Jim Curtin

Linesmen: Patrick Dapuzzo / Bob Goodman

Why You Should Care: The Penguins return to home ice against a team they have had some good success against. Should be a good one this late afternoon.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16, @ SYR 4/17, @ HER 4/24, vs. HER 4/25

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 4/3

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday in Newark vs. Binghamton, the Penguins won 3-2 in overtime. Jordy Bellerive scored the game winning goal. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms won 4-1 Wednesday. Tyson Foersteer had two goals and two assists.

Last Meeting: Sunday March 21 in Allentown, the Penguins lost in overtime to the Phantoms 5-4. Jordy Bellerive had a goal and an assist, but Tanner Laczynski had a pair of goals with the most important one coming in overtime to beat the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 6-7-3-1 (16 pts.) — For LV: 11-3-2-0 (24 pts.)

Referees: Mason Riley / Corey Syvret

Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: Penguins weren’t perfect Wednesday in Newark, but they forced Binghamton into mistakes and made them pay. They will need to capitalize on the opportunities given to them today against the very good Phantoms team. Can they? Will they? That’s why they play the games.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16, @ SYR 4/17, @ HER 4/24

GAMEDAY: @ Binghamton 3/31

Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: RWJ Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark, NJ

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: This past Sunday in Hershey, the Pens lost 3-1. Tim Schaller scored the only goal for the Penguins. For the Devils, they last played Saturday in Allentown and lost 6-3. Ben Thomson had a pair of goals for Binghamton in the loss.

Last Meeting: March 6 in Binghamton Newark, the Penguins went down 3-0 and stormed back to win 6-3. Cam Lee had three assists. Jon Gruden had a goal and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 5-7-3-1 (14 pts.) — For BNG: 3-7-3-1 (10 pts.)

Referees: Brandon Blandina / Peter Schlittenhardt

Linesmen: Patrick Dapuzzo / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: The last great success the Penguins had came here, the last time these two teams played. It’s been bad since. Can the Pens find some magic and get out of Newark with two points?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ LV 4/3, vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16, @ SYR 4/17

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 3/28

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 1:00 p.m.

Last Game / Last Meeting: These two teams played Friday in Wilkes-Barre and the Bears won 3-1. Alex D’Orio performed admirably in his AHL season debut, stopping 23 shots. Matt Moulson’s power play goal in the third gave the Bears the lead for good.

Record: For WBS: 5-6-3-1 (14 pts.) — For HER: 10-4-2-0 (22 pts.)

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Beau Halkidis

Linesmen: Colin Gates / Richard Jondo

Why You Should Care: Pens showed promise Friday. Can they get over the hump this afternoon in Hershey?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ BNG 3/31, @ LV 4/3, vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 3/26

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Syracuse, the Pens went down 6-0 in the first fourteen minutes, never recovered and lost 6-3. Tim Schaller and Josh Currie both had a goal and a pair of assists. For Hershey, the Bears were in Allentown on Wednesday and won 6-2. Brian Pinho had a pair of goals and an assist. Somehow the Bears only has 17 shots on goal.

Last Meeting: February 24 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won 4-2. Radim Zohorna (currently with Pittsburgh) had a pair of goals and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 5-5-3-1 (14 pts.) — For HER: 9-4-2-0 (20 pts.)

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Rob Hennessey

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / John Rey

Why You Should Care: Well, last game was a total disaster. Can it get better? Will it get worse? Can the Penguins find a way to get a regulation win, something they haven’t done in the last five games, against Hershey?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ HER 3/28, @ BNG 3/31, @ LV 4/3, vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11

GAMEDAY: vs. Syracuse 3/24

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Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday in Allentown, the Pens came back from a 3-1 deficit to take a lead but ultimately saw the Phantoms tie it and later win it in overtime 5-4. Jordy Bellerive had a goal and an assist for the Pens in the loss. For Syracuse, the Crunch played in the Penguins….

Last Meeting: Which was this past Friday. The Crunch won 5-2. Chris Gibson made 39 saves. Tim Schaller for the Pens had a goal and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 5-4-2-1 (13 pts.) — For SYR: 5-5-1-0 (11 pts.)

Referees: Mike Dietrich / Patrick Hanrahan

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Bill Lyons

Why You Should Care: The Penguins seem like they have an overtime problem and a Syracuse problem. How can the Pens solve the Crunch once and for all? Find out tonight!

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. HER 3/26, @ HER 3/28, @ BNG 3/31, @ LV 4/3, vs. BNG 4/10