Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Bridgeport 2/15

 

Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Webster Bank Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Providence, the Pens lost 4-2. Adam Johnson scored a power play goal, Jordy Bellerive scored too. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers were in Lehigh Valley and lost 3-2 in overtime. Travis St. Denis and Simon Holmstrom scored for the Sound Tigers in the loss.

Last Meeting: Bridgeport won in a shootout February 1 in WIlkes-Barre. It lasted seven rounds. Jake Lucchini and Joseph Blandisi scored in regulation. Josh Ho-Sang scored in regulation for the Sound Tigers.

Record: For WBS: 25-19-3-5 (58 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For BRI: 18-27-5-1 (42 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Brandon Schrader / Beau Halkidis

Linesmen: Jonathan Deschamps / Patrick Dapuzzo

Why You Should Care: Pens need to capitalize tonight against a Bridgeport team that got in late from their travels from Allentown last night. The Sound Tigers always play the Pens tough, so Wilkes-Barre needs to be careful.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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Other Game to Watch: Springfield, their playoff chances on the ropes here, host Charlotte.

Next Five Games: vs. HER 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ PRO 2/23, vs. PRO 2/26, @ SYR 2/28

GAMEDAY: @ Provicence 2/14

 

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday in Hartford, the Penguins won 2-1. P-O Joseph scored both goals, Casey DeSmith made 25 saves. For Providence, the Bruins lost Sunday at home in overtime to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Zach Senyshyn scored the only goal for the Bruins in the loss.

Last Meeting: December 20 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 1-0. Anthony Angello scored, Dustin Tokarski made 23 saves.

Record: For WBS: 25-18-3-5 (58 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For PRO: 26-18-3-3 (58 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Beau Halkidis / Casey Terreri

Linesmen: Jared Waitt / Michael Zyla

Why You Should Care: Big match up tonight in the Rhode Island capital. Both teams deadlocked at 58 points looking to solidify themselves as playoff teams. Providence has hit a bit of a skid of late, 4-3-2-1 in their last ten and the Penguins, but for a sour weekend at home last, have been one of the hottest teams in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Which team is catching the other at the right time? We don’t have long to wait.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport, coming off of a positive weekend, visits Lehigh Valley who is coming off of the same.

Next Five Games: @ BRI 2/15, vs. HER 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ PRO 2/23, vs. PRO 2/26

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 2/12

 

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Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins were defeated 5-3. Kevin Roy, Jan Drozg and Myles Powell scored for the Penguins. For Hartford, the Wolf Pack were defeated in overtime Saturday in Charlotte 4-3. Patrick Newell had a goal and an assist in the loss.

Last Meeting: January 11 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-0. Casey DeSmith had a 25 save shutout, Kevin Roy and David Warsofsky scored goals.

Record: For WBS: 24-18-3-5 (56 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division) // For HFD: 27-12-5-5 (64 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Casey Terreri / Jim Curtin

Linesmen: Jonathan Deschamps / Nick Briganti

Why You Should Care: Two teams coming off of bad weekends meet tonight in Hartford. Hartford were stopped by a resurgent Checkers team and the Penguins were set back by in state rivals Hershey and Lehigh Valley. Does Jordy Bellerive come back tonight? What type of Penguins team do we see tonight?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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Other Game to Watch: Charlotte and Rochester rematch tonight. The two teams played Tuesday in Charlotte.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 2/14, @ BRI 2/15, vs. HER 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ PRO 2/23

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 2/8

 

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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

* – promo information credit to http://www.wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule/

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 2/7

 

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday at home against Binghamton, the Penguins won 2-1. David Warsofsky score both goals for the Penguins on the power play. Casey DeSmith stopped 22 shots. For Hershey, the Bears were shutout Saturday at home 3-0 by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Last Meeting: January 10 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins lost 2-1 in a shootout. Jamie Devane scored for the Penguins and Dustin Tokarski stopped 18 shots in net. Shane Gersich scored the only goal in the shootout in the sixth round.

Record: For WBS: 24-16-3-5 (56 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 28-15-2-3 (61 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)  

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Chris Waterstradt

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Jud Ritter

Why You Should Care: Good opportunity for the Penguins to draw to three points of second place Hershey with a regulation win. Expect a tight contest, something that the Penguins over the course of the last two games are used to.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever.

Promotion(s): It’s another EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY when the Hershey Bears visit the Mohegan Sun Arena.  Lower bowl tickets are available for just $15, grab select draft beers for just $2 from 6:00-7:30pm, and enjoy postgame autographs from a pair of Penguins players.*

Other Game to Watch: Hartford visits Charlotte for a pair of games this weekend in North Carolina.

Next Five Games: vs. LV 2/8, @ HFD 2/12, @ PRO 2/14, @ BRI 2/15, vs. HER 2/21

* – promo information credit to http://www.wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule/

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 2/5

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Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday at home against Bridgeport, the Penguins lost 3-2 in a shootout. Joseph Blandisi and Jake Lucchini scored goals for the Penguins in the loss. For Binghamton, the Devils lost 3-2 to Rochester Saturday at home. Michael Mcleod and Marian Studenic scored goals for the Devils in the loss.

Last Meeting: October 23 in Binghamton, the Devils won 4-1. Andrew Agozzino scored for the Penguins, Gilles Senn stopped 20 shots for the Devils and picked up the win.

Record: For WBS: 23-16-3-5 (54 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For BNG: 21-20-4-0 (46 pts., 7th place North Division)

Referees: Jake Rekucki / Rob Hennessey

Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: This Devils team is good and cannot be underestimated, they are 7-3 in their last ten and something like 15-5 in their last 20. They, like the Penguins, are looking to solidify themselves as a playoff team in the wide open North Division. Penguins need a response after the very average performance Saturday against Bridgeport. How will they respond?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever.

Promotion(s): None.

Other Game to Watch: Springfield and Hartford play their rubber match in this three game in season series against the two tonight in the Connecticut capital.

Next Five Games: vs. HER 2/7, vs. LV 2/8, @ HFD 2/12, @ PRO 2/14, @ BRI 2/15

GAMEDAY: vs. Bridgeport 2/1

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Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins won 4-1. Jake Lucchini scored a pair of goals for the win and Casey DeSmith stopped 29 shots. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers hosted the Hershey Bears and lost 4-1. Kieffer Bellows scored the lone goal for Bridgeport in the loss.

Last Meeting: December 21 in Bridgeport, the Penguins were shutout 3-0. Jakub Skarek had a 30 save shutout. He is now in the ECHL playing with the Worcester Railers.

Record: For WBS: 23-16-3-4 (53 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For BRI: 15-26-4-1 (35 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Michael Markovic / Jeremy Tufts

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Another opportunity for Wilkes-Barre tonight to win against a bad opponent. Bridgeport has been bad this season and the Penguins must take advantage.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever.

Promotion(s): LED ZEPPELIN 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — It’ll be a whole lotta fun as the Penguins celebrate the music of Rock and Roll hall of famers Led Zeppelin on Saturday, February 1.  Your admission to the game also includes a free post game concert featuring No Quarter – The Tribute To Zeppelin’s Legacy. Admission to the post game concert is included with the price of the ticket.  Add a special Ice Access pass for just $10 to experience the show from the floor.*

Other Game to Watch: Springfield hosts Hartford in a very important divisional match up between these two teams.

Next Five Games: vs. BNG 2/5, vs. HER 2/7, vs. LV 2/8, @ HFD 2/12, @ PRO 2/14

* – promo information credit to http://www.wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule/