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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ St. John’s 12/4

@     stj15_200

Away Game: 11

AHL Game: 309

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 4:00 p.m. Newfoundland time, 2:30 p.m. Wilkes-Barre time.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night in St. John’s, the Penguins won 6-2. Kevin Porter had a goal and two assists, Tom Kostopoulos had three assists as the Penguins struck three times on the power play to win. Sven Andrighetto assisted on both IceCaps goals.

Record: For WBS: 14-4-2-0 (30 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For STJ: 11-11-1-0 (23 pts., 4th place North Division)

Why you should care: Rematch on The Rock for these two teams. You should see some shuffling at forward and on defense for the Penguins and expect Casey DeSmith to get the nod today for Wilkes-Barre. The IceCaps started strong in the first period then faded after the Pens struck on the power play late. St. John’s is hard to beat twice at home.

Referee(s): Troy Murray / Andrew Wilk

Linesmen: Sheldon Keough / Brian Lambert

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky // @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS  and @_NickHart / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley travels to Bridgeport to take on the Sound Tigers who are on a tear as of recent and are a very strong, underrated team.

Next Five Games: HER 12/9, HER 12/10, @ BRI 12/11, @ HFD 12/14, RCH 12/16

GAMEDAY: @ St. John’s 12/3

@     stj15_200

Away Game: 10

AHL Game: 298

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 4:00 p.m. Newfoundland time, 2:30 p.m. Wilkes-Barre time.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last Saturday at home against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Penguins picked up their first shutout of the season with a 1-0 win. Tristan Jarry stopped all 24 shots faced and J.S. Dea scored the only goal for the Penguins in the win. For St. John’s, the IceCaps hosted the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday and won 3-2 in a shootout. Markus Eisenschmid had a goal and an assist and Yann Danis stopped everything in the shootout round.

Record: For WBS: 13-4-2-0 (28 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For STJ: 11-10-1-0 (23 pts., 4th place North Division)

Why you should care: Should be a good weekend tilt. IceCaps have been floundering around as a would be contender in the North Division. This is going to be a great test for them as well as the Penguins who should be well rested after not playing for an entire week.

Referee(s): Troy Murray / Andrew Wilk

Linesmen: Darryl Butt / Jim Vail

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky // @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS  and @_NickHart / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey beat Lehigh Valley last night in Allentown 4-3. The Phantoms are looking for revenge tonight in Hershey when they take on the Bears.

Next Five Games: @ STJ 12/4, HER 12/9, HER 12/10, @ BRI 12/11, @ HFD 12/14

GAMEDAY: vs. Bridgeport 11/26

vs.     bri14

Home Game: 10

AHL Game: 262

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night in Bridgeport, the Pens lost 3-2 in overtime. Eamon McAdam stopped 33 of 35 and stifled the Penguins at times. Josh Archibald tied the game late in the third, but it was Connor Jones’ overtime goal that won it for the Sound Tigers.

Record: For WBS: 12-4-2-0 (26 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)  — For BRI: 12-5-0-0 (24 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Pens will need to score the first goal tonight in the rematch if they want to have success tonight. They chased Bridgeport all night last night when the Sound Tigers struck just a minute into the game.

Referee(s): Stephen Reneau

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Bob Goodman

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheSoundTigers

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /soundtigers

Instagram: wbspenguins / thesoundtigers

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @fornabaioctp

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For BRI: Alan Fuehring @AlanFuehring

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For BRI: I don’t think Sound Tigers games are on radio. Here’s the link to Mixlr where you could here the Sound Tigers call if you want to.

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Springfield and Hershey rematch tonight at Giant Center on the back end of their home and home series this weekend. Last night it was the Bears winning 5-2 in Springfield. Do the Thunderbirds get revenge tonight?

Next Five Games: @ STJ 12/3, @ STJ 12/4, HER 12/9, HER 12/10, @ BRI 12/11

GAMEDAY: @ Bridgeport 11/25

@     bri14

Away Game: 9

AHL Game: 237

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Webster Bank Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday in Hershey, the Pens were shutout 4-0. For Bridgeport, the Souped Tigers were in Hartford and  won 4-2. Steve Bernier had a pair of goals.

Last Meeting: November 18 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won 4-3. Carter Rowney had a goal and an assist good for first star honors. Jon Landry had two assists in the losing effort for his team.

Record: For WBS: 12-4-1-0 (25 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)  — For BRI: 11-5-0-0 (22 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Bridgeport remains a very strong, very dangerous team. The Penguins are in for a good fight these next two games against Bridgeport. Expect Casey DeSmith to start this one and for the Penguins  to come out better than they did Wednesday in Hershey.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski / Geno Binda

Linesmen: Mike Baker / Jim Briggs

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheSoundTigers

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /soundtigers

Instagram: wbspenguins / thesoundtigers

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @fornabaioctp

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For BRI: Alan Fuehring @AlanFuehring

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For BRI: I don’t think Sound Tigers games are on radio. Here’s the link to Mixlr where you could here the Sound Tigers call if you want to.

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Toronto visiting Syracuse is sneaky good because Syracuse is dangerous right now and should give  the Marlies a fight.

Next Five Games: BRI 11/26, @ STJ 12/3, @ STJ 12/4, HER 12/9, HER 12/10

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 11/23

@     her14_200

Away Game: 8

AHL Game: 229

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Saturday in Hershey, the Penguins were down two goals in the third period when they stormed back to take the game in overtime 4-3. Tom Kostopoulos’ goal with 67 seconds left tied it, and Carter Rowney’s hand / eye coordination with a defender draped on him ended it for the Penguins in the comeback win.

Record: For WBS: 12-3-1-0 (25 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 8-4-3-1 (20 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Bears cannot be happy with the way Saturday went. Expect a relentless attack from Hershey tonight. Pens can’t be thinking about the turkey dinner yet or they’ll get embarrassed tonight.

Referee(s): Evgenii Romasko

Linesmen: Scott Pomento / Richard Jondo

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart // HER: Zack Fisch @zackfisch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Binghamton hosts Lehigh Valley tonight. B-Sens are trending hot and the Phantoms have stayed hot. Should be an interesting clash of styles tonight on the Southern Tier.

Next Five Games: @ BRI 11/25, BRI 11/26, @ STJ 12/3, @ STJ 12/4, HER 12/9

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 11/19

@     her14_200

Away Game: 7

AHL Game: 209

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home vs. Bridgeport, the Pens won in gritty fashion by a score of 4-3. Carter Rowney had a goal and an assist and was named first star of the game.  For Hershey, the Bears hosted Syracuse and won 5-1. Vitek Vanacek stopped 23 of 24 shots. Chris Bourque scored two goals and added an assist.

Last Meeting: October 23 in Hershye is twas Dominik Simon’s penalty shot goal in overtime that won it for the Penguins. Tristan Jarry stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Pens and was named first star of the game.

Record: For WBS: 11-3-1-0 (23 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 8-4-2-1 (19 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Bears will be looking to avenge the loss back on October 23. Due to injuries to players at parent Washington coupled with injuries to the Bears, the defending Eastern Conference champs may be a bit understaffed tonight but that won’t matter as the Pens will still need to bring their best in this rivalry.

Referee(s): Keith Kaval / Alex Garon

Linesmen: Bill Lyons / Richard Jondo

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart // HER: Zack Fisch @zackfisch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley is in Bridgeport tonight. Both teams are really good and this should be a good one.

Next Five Games: @ HER 11/23, @ BRI 11/25, BRI 11/26, @ STJ 12/3, @ STJ 12/4

GAMEDAY: vs. Bridgeport 11/18

vs.     bri14

Home Game: 9

AHL Game: 203

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday in Allentown, the Penguins lost 4-1 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. It was at the seventh straight win for the Phantoms. Thomas DiPauli scored the only gaol for the Penguins. It was his first goal as a professional. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers beat Hershey in a shootout 4-3 last Saturday. Andrew Rowe scored the only goal of the shootout to give Bridgeport the win.

Last Meeting: November 5 in Bridgeport, the Pens won 7-1. Jake Guentzel was named first star of the game with two goals and two assists.

Record: For WBS: 10-3-1-0 (21 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)  — For BRI: 8-4-0-0 (16 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Bridgeport is dangerously underrated. Penguins crushed the Sound Tigers the last time the two teams met but expect a different outcome tonight in that this game should be a lot tighter than the first.

Referee(s): Guillaume Labonte

Linesmen: Jason Mandroc / J.P. Waleski

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheSoundTigers

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /soundtigers

Instagram: wbspenguins / thesoundtigers

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TLTomVenesky / @fornabaioctp

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For BRI: Alan Fuehring @AlanFuehring

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For BRI: I don’t think Sound Tigers games are on radio. Here’s the link to Mixlr where you could here the Sound Tigers call if you want to.

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): December Magnetic Schedule (First 5,000), Postgame Autographs, Eye Care Specialist Coat Drive

Other Game to Watch: I like the Manitoba / Tucson matchup. The Roadrunners have been the class of the West so far this season and Manitoba have been a surprising bunch. This should be a good test for both teams.

Next Five Games: @ HER 11/19, @ HER 11/23, @ BRI 11/25, BRI 11/26, @ STJ 12/3