Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 5/16

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 3:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Allentown the Penguins won 2-1 in overtime. Alex D’Orio made 23 saves, Kasper Bjorkqvist scored his first goal of the season for the game winner….For Hershey, they hosted Binghamton yesterday and won 3-2. Connor McMichael had a goal and an assist in the win. With the win, the Bears won the North Division title, despite not even playing Syracuse, Rochester or Utica.

Last Meeting: May 1 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 4-3 in overtime. Sam Miletic had a goal and an assist for the Pens but Connor McMichael scored in overtime to win it for the Bears.

Record: For WBS: 13-12-4-2 (32 pts.) — For HER: 23-7-2-0 (48 pts.) — UPDATE RECORD AND POINTS

Referees: Jordan Deckard / Rob Hennessey

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Tom George

Why You Should Care: Last game of the season for both teams and you want your team to win their last game heading into the summer.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 5/15

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last Sunday in Allentown, the Pens lost 6-2. Felix Robert and Josh Currie scored for the Penguins. Lehigh Valley beat Binghamton 2-1 in Newark Wednesday. Zayde Wisdom assisted on both Phantoms goals. 

Last Meeting: Was last Sunday, recapped above. Brennan Saulnier scored a natural hat trick in the first period against the Penguins. The second time that has happened to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton this season.

Record: For WBS: 12-12-4-2 (30 pts.) — For LV: 18-7-3-1 (41 pts.)

Referees: Jordan Samuels-Thomas / Jeremy Tufts

Linesmen: John Rey / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Thank god this farce of a forced season is almost over. 

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Remaining Game: @ HER 5/16

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 5/9

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 3:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Binghamton, the Penguins won 4-1. Nick Schilkey had a pair of goals and Tommy Nappier won his first game as a pro. Lehigh Valley played Hershey last night in Hershey and were shutout 3-0.

Last Meeting: April 28 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 2-1 in overtime. Tim Schaller had the game winner, Alex D’Orio stopped 41 shots on his birthday.

Record: For WBS: 12-11-4-2 (30 pts.) — For LV: 16-7-3-1 (37 pts.)

Referees:  Peter Schlittenhardt / Furman South

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Penguins closed out their home set of the season and now have three road games with the first coming today in Allentown. Happy Mothers Day!

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Remaining Games: @ LV 5/15, @ HER 5/16

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 5/8

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Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:00 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Binghamton, the Penguins doubled up the Devils 6-3. Anthony Angello and Josh Currie led the way with two goals and an assist each. Tyce Thompson had a goal and an assist in the loss. On Friday, the Devils hosted Hershey and lost 2-1. Reilly Walsh had a goal for the Devils in the loss.

Last Meeting: Was this past Wednesday, described above.

Record: For WBS: 11-11-4-2 (28 pts.) — For BNG: 6-17-5-2 (20 pts.)

Referees: Peter Schlittenhardt / Furman South

Linesmen: Colin Gates / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Last ever meeting between Wilkes-Barre and Binghamton today. The Devils are moving operations up north to Utica. Also, Alex D’Orio was recalled, so look for Tommy Nappier to be in the barrel today for the Penguins.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Remaining Games: @ LV 5/9, @ LV 5/15, @ HER 5/16

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 5/5

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Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Hershey the Pens were narrowly defeated 4-3 in overtime. Sam Miletic had a goal and an assist in the loss. For Binghamton, the Devils beat Lehigh Valley 4-2. Mason Jobst had a hand in every goal, scoring two and assisting on two others.

Last Meeting: April 30 in Newark, the Penguins won 3-1. Alex D’Orio had 23 saves for the win.

Record: For WBS: 10-11-4-2 (26 pts.) — For BNG: 6-15-5-2 (20 pts.)

Referees: Mike Dietrich / Conor O’Donnell

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Tyler Loftus

Why You Should Care: A chance to get to .500 tonight for the Penguins with a win tonight over Binghamton. Expect the debut of Kasper Bjorkqvist to make his debut for the Pens tonight after rejoining the team from his stint overseas.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Remaining Games: vs. BNG 5/8, @ LV 5/9, @ LV 5/15, @ HER 5/16

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 5/1

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Newark against Binghamton, the Pens won 3-1. Alex D’Orio continued his hot week with 23 saves against the Devils. For Hershey, the Bears beat Binghamton 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday. Matt Moulson had two goals and an assist.

Last Meeting: This past Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens broke out for six goals and beat the Bears 6-3. Josh Currie had a pair of goals and an assist, Kyle Olson had a goal and two assists for the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 10-11-3-2 (25 pts.) — For HER: 18-6-2-0 (38 pts.)

Referees: Jordan Deckard / Mason Riley

Linesmen: Richard Jondo / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Ahh, I am sure the Bears are itching to try to get back at the Penguins after that pasting Wilkes-Barre laid on them this past Sunday.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. BNG 5/5, vs. BNG 5/8, @ LV 5/9, @ LV 5/15, @ HER 5/16

GAMEDAY: @ Binghamton 4/30

Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: RWJ Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark, NJ

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Pens won in overtime 2-1. Tim Schaller scored the game winner but Alex D’Orio, on his birthday, stole the show with 41 saves, 18 of those coming in the third period. For Binghamton, they hosted Hershey Wednesday and lose 4-3 in a shootout. Mason Jobst had a pair of goals in the loss.

Last Meeting: April 16 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens went down hard 6-3. Nate Schnarr had a pair of goals for the Devils. Josh Currie had a goal and an assist in the defeat.

Record: For WBS: 9-11-3-2 (23 pts.) — For BNG: 5-14-5-2 (18 pts.)

Referees: Jordan Deckard / Mason Riley

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Bob Goodman

Why You Should Care: Pens have done excellent against the class of the division in Hershey and Lehigh Valley, let’s see how they do today against the worst in the division with Binghamton.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. HER 5/1, vs. BNG 5/5, vs. BNG 5/8, @ LV 5/9, @ LV 5/15