Series – 3 GP
W L OTL Pts.
2 1 0 4
 
Series – 3 GP
Pts. W L OTL
2 1 2 0

7:00 at Giant Center
TV: AHL Live on Neulion Network
Probable Goalies: Curry (WBS), Varlamov (Her)

 

Inside The Game
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton "Baby" Penguins will travel to the Giant Center today, to take on the rival Hershey Bears.

The contest begins at 7 o’clock, and can be purchased live on www.AHLLive.com.

The Pens have the upper hand in the head-to-head battle between these two clubs, taking two of the three games played.

In the last match-up, the Penguins embarrased the Bears via a final score of 6-2.

Tonight’s game should make for a heated grudge match, as the Bears have seemingly surpassed Philadelphia as the new number one enemy.

Not to mention in the last win against Hershey, tough guy Kip Brennan challenged Aaron Boogaard numerous times to drop the gloves.

Paul Bissonnette, along with all of the recent demoted players including Chris Minard, Bill Thomas, and Dustin Jeffrey will look to make another impact.

John Curry is expected to start in goal for Wilkes-Barre, and Semen Varlamov is likely to get the nod for Hershey.

 
Standings
  GP W L OT Pts Division Conference League
Penguins 44 26 15 3 55 3, East 3, Eastern 6, AHL
Bears 45 31 12 2 64 1, East 1, Eastern 1, AHL
                 
Team Statistics
  GF GA PP% PK% Home Away L 10 Streak
Penguins 157 124 16.5 84.6 14-5-2 12-10-1 5-4-1 2 wins
Bears 178 130 18.1 81.5 16-5-1 15-7-1 6-3-1 3-0-1
                 
Team Leaders
  Stat Penguins   Stat Bears
Goals 26 Minard Goals 34 Giroux
Assists 29 Taffe Assists 41 Aucoin
Points 47 Taffe Points 57 Aucoin
+/- +26 Lovejoy +/- +21 Osala
PIMs 103 Bissonnette PIMs 141 Amadio
Wins 13 Curry Wins 16 Varlamov
GAA 2.51 Berkhoel GAA 2.43 Varlamov
 
Injuries
Penguins Injury / Note Status
Gove
Back Spasms
Doubtful
Bears Injury Status
N/A - -
 
Note: Info up-to-date as of 4:00 pm, Friday, January 23, 2009.