Chirps from Center Ice

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Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 4/28

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Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday at home against Hershey, the Penguins busted out of their funk and won 6-3. Captain Josh Currie had a pair of goals and an assist. Kyle Olson had a goal and two assists. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms beat Binghamton in Newark 6-5. Linus Sandin had a goal and two assist, Cam York had a goal and two assists and Captain Cal O’Reilly had three assists.

Last Meeting: April 3 in Allentown, the Pens lost 5-4 in a shootout. Radim Zohorna and Josh Currie had two assists each. Tyson Foerster had the only goal in the shootout which won it for Lehigh Valley.

Record: For WBS: 8-11-3-2 (21 pts.) — For LV: 15-4-2-1 (34 pts.)

Referees: Jordan Deckard / Mike Dietrich

Linesmen: Michael Magee / John Rey

Why You Should Care: Want to see if the Penguins can keep the momentum going against the Phantoms after a fine showing Sunday against Hershey. Equally, the Phantoms have been the class of the division just like Hershey.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ BNG 4/30, vs. HER 5/1, vs. BNG 5/5, vs. BNG 5/8, @ LV 5/9

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 4/25

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 5:00 p.m.

Last Game / Last Meeting: Yesterday afternoon in Hershey the Penguins lost 3-1. Drew O’Connor scored for the Penguins, but Alex Alexeyev’s goal with 3:30 left to play stood up as the game winner. Zach Fucale for Hershey had 31 saves.

Record: For WBS: 7-11-3-2 (19 pts.) — For HER: 17-5-2-0 (36 pts.)

Referees: Tim Mayer / Conor O’Donnell

Linesmen: Bill Lyons / Tyler Loftus

Why You Should Care: Competitive affair yesterday afternoon with no result to show. Will this evening be different?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. LV 4/28, @ BNG 4/30, vs. HER 5/1, vs. BNG 5/5, vs. BNG 5/8

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 4/24

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 1:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last Saturday in Syracuse, the Pens lost 4-1. Tim Schaller scored. For Hershey, the Bears pasted a Lehigh Valley side coming off a COVID protocol in Allentown on Wednesday and won 6-1. Connor McMichael had two goals and an assist, Pheonix Copley stopped 25 shots.

Last Meeting: April 11 in Hershey, the Pens were jobbed out of at least a point when a Jordy Bellerive would be goal didn’t count, and Hershey won 2-0. Pheonix Copley had a 21 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 7-10-3-2 (19 pts.) — For HER: 16-5-2-0 (34 pts.)

Referees: Mike Dietrich / Tim Mayer

Linesmen: Richard Jondo / Tom George

Why You Should Care: Pens have lost three straight in pretty weak fashion. They should come in this afternoon riled up over getting robbed out of at least a point in a spirited affair against Hershey the last time these two teams met. After a weeks worth or practice, expect a better effort.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. HER 4/25, vs. LV 4/28, @ BNG 4/30, vs. HER 5/1, vs. BNG 5/5

GAMEDAY: @ Syracuse 4/17

Who: Syracuse Crunch

Where: Upstate Medical University Arena

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Binghamton, the Pens lost 6-3. Tommy Nappier debuted in goal for the Penguins and look the loss. Josh Currie had a goal and an assist in the loss. For Syracuse, the Crunch were defeated by Utica 3-2 on Wednesday. Taylor Raddysh had a goal and an assist in the loss.

Last Meeting: March 24 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens were crushed 6-3. Josh Currie was the lone bright sport for the Pens with a goal and two assists. Syracuse scored all of their goals in the first, Gemel Smith had a hat trick and two assists.

Record: For WBS: 7-9-3-2 (19 pts.) — For SYR: 10-8-1-0 (21 pts.)

Referees: Mason Riley / Jason WIlliams

Linesmen: Tory Carissimo / Adam Tobias

Why You Should Care: Pens got smacked by Syracuse the last time these two teams met. Surely the Penguins will be coming with receipts tonight?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ HER 4/24, vs. HER 4/25, vs. LV 4/28, @ BNG 4/30, vs. HER 5/1

GAMEDAY: vs. Binghamton 4/16

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Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 6:00 p.m.

Last Game: Sunday in Hershey, the Penguins were shutout 2-0. For Binghamton, the Devils last played in these two teams….

Last Meeting: Last Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-4 in overtime. Jordy Bellerive scored the overtime goal to win it for the Penguins, Ryan Schmelzer scored late for the Devils to get them to overtime.

Record: For WBS: 7-8-3-2 (19 pts.) — For BNG: 4-9-5-1 (14 pts.)

Referees: Mike Dietrich / Brandon Schrader

Linesmen: Bill Lyons / Tyler Loftus

Why You Should Care: Hey! These aren’t the Phantoms! No, they aren’t. The Pens / Phantoms game was postponed due to COVID issues with Lehigh Valley so the Devils stepped in and will play Wilkes-Barre tonight at the special start time of 6 pm.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ SYR 4/17, @ HER 4/24, vs. HER 4/25, vs. LV 4/28, @ BNG 4/30

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