Chirps from Center Ice

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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 2/25

 

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Away Game: 28

AHL Game: 795

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Utica, the Pens lost 2-1. Tom Kostopoulos had the only goal for Wilkes-Barre in the loss, which was the Penguins fourth in a row. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms were in Springfield last night and lost 5-3. Radel Fazleev had a goal and an assist good for third star honors.

Last Meeting: February 14 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens beat the Phantoms 5-1. Oskar Sundqvist scored twice for the Penguins and Tristan Jarry stopped 27 of 28 shots to pick up the win.

Record: For WBS: 37-15-3-0 (77 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 34-17-2-0 (70 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins need a win of any kind to get off of this skid that they are on. Look for the Penguins if they are to win tonight in Allentown, to do so in a dirty way. Shootout win or something crazy with a late goal is what I would classify as a dirty win.

Referee(s): Jake Brenk

Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @KRAM209

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Providence rematches with Bridgeport. The P-Bruins snapped the Sound Tigers seven game winning streak last night at home.

Next Five Games: @ HER 3/4, @ HFD 3/5, LV 3/8, HFD 3/10, PRO 3/11

GAMEDAY: @ Utica 2/24

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Away Game: 27

AHL Game: 787

Who: Utica Comets

Where: Utica Memorial Auditorium

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Providence, the Penguins lost 3-2. It was the first time all season that the Penguins had lost all three weekend games. The Penguins did score twice on the power play. For Utica, the Comets lost Wednesday in Rochester 3-2 in overtime. Cody Kunyk and Mike Zalewski scored in the losing effort.

Lat Meeting: January 27 in Utica, the Penguins won 3-2. Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito and Kevin Porter all had two assists.

Record: For WBS: 37-14-3-0 (77 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For UTI: 21-23-7-2 (51 pts., 5th place North Division)

Why you should care: Wilkes-Barre needs a strong bounce back weekend after last weekends setbacks. It starts Friday in Utica.

Referee(s): Furman South

Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Jason Brown

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @UticaComets

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /UticaComets

Instagram: wbspenguins / uticacomets

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @CometsTales and @OD_Birnell

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart / UTI: Andy Zilch @Andy_Zilch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CometsArmy

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Utica: 94.9 K-Rock

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Providence in a key Atlantic Division matchup.

Next Five Games: @ LV 2/25, @ HER 3/4, @ HFD 3/5, LV 3/8, HFD 3/10

GAMEDAY: @ Providence 2/19

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Away Game: 26

AHL Game: 761

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center

When: 3:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Springfield, the Pens lost 2-1. David Warsofsky scored the only goal for the Pens. For Providence, last night the P-Bruins hosted the Hershey Bears in a rematch from Friday and were shutout 4-0.

Last Meeting: December 30 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 5-2. Wilkes-barre came into that meeting on a seven game win streak, but got smashed by Providence and Zane McIntyre capped off a perfect month in December, improving to 10-0 and Casey DeSmith was dealt his first regulation loss.

Record: For WBS: 37-13-3-0 (77 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For PRO: 29-14-5-4 (67 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins wrap up their third game in under three days in Providence today and are set to take on goaltender Zane McIntyre who has not lost a game yet this season for the P-Bruins. He boasts a 12-0-1 record with a 1.72 GAA and a .941 SV%. The Penguins will need their best game of the weekend if they want the two points today.

Referee(s): Mike Campbell / Jarrod Ragusin

Linesmen: Kenneth Gates / Chris Leavitt

Twitter: @WBSPenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AHLBruins

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /providencebruins

Instagram: wbspenguins / ahlbruins

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @MarkDivver

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / PRO: The P-Bruins announcers are per diem.

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Providence: WNRI 1380 AM

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey travels to Bridgeport in an important game for the Bears who are chasing the Sound Tigers for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Atlantic.

Next Five Games: @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25, @ HER 3/4, @ HFD 3/5, LV 3/8

GAMEDAY: @ Springfield 2/18

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Away Game: 26

AHL Game: 752

Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: MassMutual Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in Albany, the Pens were shutout 4-0 by the Devils. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds hosted Utica and won 5-2. Mackenzie Weegar had a goal and an assist for first star honors.

Last Meeting: December 27 in Wilkes-Barre the Penguins won 5-3. Jake Guentzel had a hat trick, David Warsofsky had three assists. Mackenzie Weegar scored two goals for Springfield in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 37-12-3-0 (77 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SPR: 18-23-7-2 (45 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Springfield has played the Penguins tough in their meetings with Wilkes-Barre this season. The Penguins can’t look past this game against the Thunderbirds at all and will be looking to bounce back after last nights disappointing loss in Albany.

Referee(s): Mike Campbell / Tim Mayer

Linesmen: Brent Colby / Derek Wahl

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @thunderbirdsahl

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /thunderbirdsahl

Instagram: wbspenguins / thunderbirdsahl

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For SPR: Ryan Smith @RyanSmithHockey

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Springfield: WHYN News Talk 560

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Albany tonight. The Sound Tigers have been ascending through the Atlantic Division and stop off in the Capital District for a meeting with the Devils.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25, @ HER 3/4, @ HFD 3/5

GAMEDAY: @ Albany 2/17

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Away Game: 25

AHL Game: 731

Who: Albany Devils

Where: Times Union Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Tuesday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins won 5-1. Oskar Sundqvist scored twice as the Penguins opened up an 11 point leadon the second place Phantoms. For Albany, the Devils hosted the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday and won 6-1. Six different Devils scored.

Last Meeting: October 26 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-1. Josh Archibald, Jake Guentzel and Chad Ruhwedel all scored for the Penguins and Tristan Jarry stopped 19 of 20 to pick up the win. Nick Lappin scored for the Devils. Albany was previously undefeated coming into that game.

Record: For WBS: 37-11-3-0 (77 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For ALB: 29-21-1-1 (59 pts., 2nd place North Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins begin their seven game road trip tonight in Albany against a Devils team which has been pushing Syracuse for the top spot in the North Division. Look for Albany to push the Penguins tonight. Wilkes-Barre will be without the servises of Garrett Wilson, who is out with an upper body injury suffered Tuesday in the game against the Phantoms.

Referee(s): Tom Chmielewski / Chris Brown

Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Frank Murphy

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AlbanyDevils

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /albanydevils

Instagram: wbspenguins / albanydevils

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @Pete_Dougherty

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart / For ALB: Josh Heller @Josh_Heller

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @trace_1114

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Albany: 104.5 The Team

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Hershey visits Providence twice this weekend. Bears need a big weekend to get back into the playoff picture.

Next Five Games: @ SPR 2/18, @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25, @ HER 3/4

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 2/14

 

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Home Game: 26

AHL Game: 723

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday at home against the Binghamton Senators, the Penguins won 4-2. Sahir Gill scored two goals for the Pens inserted into the top line with Tom Sestito out of the game with an injury. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms hosted the St. John’s IceCaps and lost 4-3. Mark Zengerle and Colin McDonald both scored a goal and added an assist.

Last Meeting: February 4 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins crushed the Phantoms 7-1. Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals, Josh Archibald did too, and Tristan Jarry stopped 30 of 31. Chris Conner scored the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 36-11-3-0 (75 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 32-14-2-0 (66 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: These two teams are the exact opposite of Valentines on this day for love. Can Lehigh Valley overcome the throttling the Penguins gave them he last time these two teams met? Have they shaken off the loss that the IceCaps gave them Saturday? Will the Penguins be more disciplined than they were on Saturday against Binghamton?

Referee(s): Tyler Puddifant / Evgenii Romasko

Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @KRAM209

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: Late game. Two of the hottest teams in the Western Conference meet tonight in San Diego when the Iowa Wild visit the San Diego Gulls.

Next Five Games: @ ALB 2/17, HER 2/18, @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 2/11

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Home Game: 25

AHL Game: 710

Who: Binghamton Senators

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night at home against Hershey, the Pens won 4-3 in overtime. Kevin Porter scored in overtime to send the Pens home winners. He also had three assists and was first start of the game. For Binghamton, the B-Sens were in Syracuse last night and won 3-2. Max McCormick had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with a goal, assist and a fight to go with 17 PIMs and first start of the game.

Last Meeting: January 28 in Binghamton, the Penguins won 6-2. Dominik Simon and Teddy Blueger both had a goal and two assists to claim first and second star of the game respectively.

Record: For WBS: 35-11-3-0 (73 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For BNG: 20-24-2-1 (43 pts., 6th place North Division)

Why you should care: Bingo took down one division leader so far this weekend and they are looking to take down another tonight in Wilkes-Barre. The Pens will look to not let that happen to them here tonight.

Referee(s): Stephen Thomson / Alex Garon

Linesmen: Scott Pomento / Francois Dussureault

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @SenatorsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /binghamtonsenators

Instagram: wbspenguins / bsens_hockey

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TomVenesky

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For BNG: Grady Whittenburg @BSensRadio

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK NewsRadio / For Binghamton: Oldies 96.9

Television: AHL Live / WBRE-TV (Channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre)

Promotion(s): Military Appreciation Night presented by Met Life, Camo Jersey Auction

Other Game to Watch: St. John’s looks for retribution tonight in Allentown. The IceCaps were beaten by the Phantoms last night and look to take down Lehigh Valley in the rematch.

Next Five Games: LV 2/14, @ ALB 2/17, HER 2/18, @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24