AHL Game 45 Preview: WB/S Pens @ Hershey Bears
7:00 at Giant Center
|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.
|Penguins||44||26||15||3||55||3, East||3, Eastern||6, AHL|
|Bears||45||31||12||2||64||1, East||1, Eastern||1, AHL|
|Penguins||Injury / Note||Status|
|Note: Info up-to-date as of 4:00 pm, Friday, January 23, 2009.|