Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Gameday

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

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 4/3

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Wednesday in Newark vs. Binghamton, the Penguins won 3-2 in overtime. Jordy Bellerive scored the game winning goal. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms won 4-1 Wednesday. Tyson Foersteer had two goals and two assists.

Last Meeting: Sunday March 21 in Allentown, the Penguins lost in overtime to the Phantoms 5-4. Jordy Bellerive had a goal and an assist, but Tanner Laczynski had a pair of goals with the most important one coming in overtime to beat the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 6-7-3-1 (16 pts.) — For LV: 11-3-2-0 (24 pts.)

Referees: Mason Riley / Corey Syvret

Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: Penguins weren’t perfect Wednesday in Newark, but they forced Binghamton into mistakes and made them pay. They will need to capitalize on the opportunities given to them today against the very good Phantoms team. Can they? Will they? That’s why they play the games.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16, @ SYR 4/17, @ HER 4/24

GAMEDAY: @ Binghamton 3/31

Who: Binghamton Devils

Where: RWJ Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark, NJ

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: This past Sunday in Hershey, the Pens lost 3-1. Tim Schaller scored the only goal for the Penguins. For the Devils, they last played Saturday in Allentown and lost 6-3. Ben Thomson had a pair of goals for Binghamton in the loss.

Last Meeting: March 6 in Binghamton Newark, the Penguins went down 3-0 and stormed back to win 6-3. Cam Lee had three assists. Jon Gruden had a goal and an assist.

Record: For WBS: 5-7-3-1 (14 pts.) — For BNG: 3-7-3-1 (10 pts.)

Referees: Brandon Blandina / Peter Schlittenhardt

Linesmen: Patrick Dapuzzo / Ryan Knapp

Why You Should Care: The last great success the Penguins had came here, the last time these two teams played. It’s been bad since. Can the Pens find some magic and get out of Newark with two points?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ LV 4/3, vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16, @ SYR 4/17

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 3/28

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 1:00 p.m.

Last Game / Last Meeting: These two teams played Friday in Wilkes-Barre and the Bears won 3-1. Alex D’Orio performed admirably in his AHL season debut, stopping 23 shots. Matt Moulson’s power play goal in the third gave the Bears the lead for good.

Record: For WBS: 5-6-3-1 (14 pts.) — For HER: 10-4-2-0 (22 pts.)

Referees: Mitch Dunning / Beau Halkidis

Linesmen: Colin Gates / Richard Jondo

Why You Should Care: Pens showed promise Friday. Can they get over the hump this afternoon in Hershey?

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV

Next Five Games: @ BNG 3/31, @ LV 4/3, vs. BNG 4/10, @ HER 4/11, vs. LV 4/16