Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Gameday

GAMEDAY: @ Providence 2/23

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Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Dunkin Donuts Center

When: 3:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Hartford, the Penguins won 4-3 in overtime. Adam Johnson’s penalty shot in overtime gave the Penguins the win. For Providence, the Bruins throttled the Springfield Thunderbirds 7-4. Paul Carey and Brendan Gaunce both scored a pair of goals and chipped in with an assist.

Last Meeting: February 14 in Providence, the Penguins lost 4-2. Adam Johnson and Jordy Bellerive scored goals for the Pens in the loss. Max Lagace stopped 28 shots for the win in goal for the Bruins.

Record: For WBS: 27-20-3-5 (62 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For PRO: 30-18-3-3 (66 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Ryan Hersey / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Bob Bernard / Jack MIllea

Why You Should Care: Wilkes-Barre looks to sweep the weekend in Providence against a very tough Bruins team. Last time the Penguins were in Rhode Island they looked listless and lost. If this weekend is any indicator, they were unfazed at anything that the Bears on Friday and the Wolf Pack Saturday threw at them. They need that again Sunday afternoon against the Bruins.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Springfield hosts Syracuse. They are both on 60 points and pushing for a playoff spot.

Next Five Games: vs. PRO 2/26, @ SYR 2/28, @ HER 2/29, @ BNG 3/6, vs. BRI 3/7

GAMEDAY: @ Hartford 2/22

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Who: Hartford Wolf Pack

Where: XL Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Last Game: Last night at home against Hershey, the Pens won 2-1. Kevin Roy and Kevin Czuczman scored for the Pens and Casey DeSmith made 35 saves. For Hartford, the Wolf Pack were in Springfield last night and lost 4-1. Ryan Gropp scored the only goal for Hartford in the defeat.

Last Meeting: February 12 in Hartford, the Penguins won 2-1. Pierre-Olivier Joseph scored both goals for Wilkes-Barre. Casey DeSmith made 25 saves.

Record: For WBS: 26-20-3-5 (60 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For HFD: 29-14-5-5 (68 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Michael Sheehan / Robert Hennessy

Linesmen: Brent Colby / Glen Cooke

Why You Should Care: Pens look to keep the momentum going this weekend in Hartford. They beat the Wolf Pack at their home the last time they played there, just the second time all season where a visitor has come in and done that. Look for Dustin Tokarski to possibly get the start against his old team.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

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

Other Game to Watch: Springfield are in Providence taking on the Bruins. You just want the game to end in regulation if you are a Pens fan watching this playoff race.

Next Five Games: @ PRO 2/23, vs. PRO 2/26, @ SYR 2/28, @ HER 2/29, @ BNG 3/6

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 2/21

 

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Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday sun Bridgeport, the Pens lost 3-2. Jamie Devane and Joseph Blandisi scored goals. For Hershey, the Bears played this past Sunday at home and beat Lehigh Valley 5-3. Five different Bears scored a goal.

Last Meeting: February 7 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins were shutout 3-0. Pheonix Copley had a 31 save shutout.

Record: For WBS: 25-20-3-5 (58 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 32-16-3-3 (70 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Alex Ross / Michael Sheehan

Linesmen: Bill Lyons / Tom DellaFranco

Why You Should Care: Pens need a win here too keep pace. Plain and simple. They must find a way to beat Hershey tonight. Limit mistakes, turnovers and see where you are at at the end.

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: Springfield host Hartford. The Wolf Pack are looking to keep pace with the Bears at the top of the division and Springfield look to hang on as a contender.

Next Five Games: @ HFD 2/22, @ PRO 2/23, vs. PRO 2/26, @ SYR 2/28, @ HER 2/29

* – promo information courtesy of http://www.wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule/

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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/