Series – 4 GP
W L OTL Pts.
3 1 0 6
 
Series – 4 GP
Pts. W L OTL
3 1 2 1

7:30 at Onondaga County War Memorial
TV: AHLLive.com
Probable Goalies: Curry (WBS), LaCosta (Syr)

 

Inside The Game
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins take on the struggling Syracuse Crunch on the road, tonight at 7:30 eastern time.

Hopefully the recent success against this team will help the Penguins confidence, and help them start improving on their horrific road record.

Special teams wise, the Penguins have been killing a lot of penalties lately and thus their overall PK% is rising.

In the last contest between these two teams, the Penguins won by a final score of 6-0. Nick Johnson scored two goals and 1 assist in his first period back from injury.

There were also six fights, including known scrappers Deryk Engelland, Robert Bortuzzo, and even some non-fighters in Konstantin Pushkarev, Mark Letestu, and Wyatt Smith.

John Curry will be in net for the WB/S Pens.


Projected Lines…

  • Caputi – Smith – Conner
  • Jeffrey – Letestu – Johnson
  • Tangradi – Vitale – Wallace
  • Brookbank – Spurgeon – Boogaard
     
  • Lovejoy – Engelland
  • Lee – Guenin
  • Strait – Bortuzzo
     
  • Curry
  • Berkhoel
   
Standings
  GP W L OT Pts Division Conference League
Penguins 28 13 13 2 28 5, East 16, Eastern 23, AHL
Crunch 29 10 15 4 24 7, East 27, Eastern 27, AHL
                 
Team Statistics
  GF GA PP% PK% Home Away L 10 Streak
Penguins 74 72 18.8 85.0 8-4-0 5-9-2 3-7-0 3 losses
Crunch 71 111 11.9 80.4 8-3-2 2-12-2 4-6-0 2 losses
                 
Team Leaders
  Stat Penguins   Stat Crunch
Goals 11 Caputi Goals 9 Picard
Assists 21 Jeffrey Assists 13 Pelletier*
Points 26 Jeffrey Points 19 Fritsche
+/- +9 Strait +/- +3 Clitsome
PIMs
55 BoogaardPIMs
145 Mirasty
Fights 11 Boogaard Fights 15 Mirasty
Wins 11 Curry Wins 6 Lalande
GAA 2.40 Curry GAA 3.27 Lalande
*Called up to NHL
 
Injuries
Penguins Injury / Note Status
Sill
D’Aversa
Conner
Veilleux, IR
Bayda
Boulerice
Finger
Shoulder
Lower Body
Shoulder
Knee
Back
Questionable
Questionable
Questionable
Out indefinitely
Doubtful
Questionable
Crunch Injury Status
N/A N/A N/A
 
Note: Info up-to-date as of 6:30 pm, Friday, December 18, 2009.