Series – 1 GP
W L OTL Pts.
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Series – 1 GP
Pts. W L OTL
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7:05 at Mohegan Sun Arena
TV: AHLLive.com
Probable Goalies: Thiessen (WBS), Dubnyk (Spr)

 

Inside The Game

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Penguins face the Springfield Falcons tonight at home at 7:05.

With their most recent win over Norfolk, the Pens are currently in the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. WB/S is only one point of jumping ahead of the Admirals for the third spot in the East Division.

Rookie Joey Haddad is turning some heads in his third stint in Wilkes-Barre, PA after spending most of the year developing in Wheeling. He plays a power forward style game, and owns arguably the best shot on the team. He assisted on Nick Johnson’s game winning goal last game.

Goalie Brad Thiessen looks to continue his strong rookie campaign as well, expecting to get the nod in net.

Eric Tangradi is considered questionable for tonight and tomorrow’s contests. He could be back in soon after. A recent tweet from Tangradi reads,

"Playoff hockey mentality for the baby pens from here on out….. Love it!"

Steve Wagner returned to the line-up last night and didn’t look out of place with his jaw injury covered by a face shield. The Baby Pens are 6-0-1 with him in the line-up.

The Pens are wearing their GO RED FRIDAY jerseys tonight to support local military members. You can do your part by purchasing a Go Red t-shirt at the arena team store. All proceeds go to the Tickets for Troops program.


Projected Lines…

  • Conner – Smith – Wallace
  • Jeffrey – Letestu – Johnson
  • Haddad – Vitale – Pushkarev
  • Brookbank – Sill – Zabotel
     
  • Lovejoy – Engelland
  • Lee – Bortuzzo
  • Strait – Wagner
     
  • Thiessen
  • Curry
   
Standings
  GP W L OT Pts Division Conference League
Penguins 68 34 29 5 73 4, East 8, Eastern 18, AHL
Falcons 69 23 24 12 58 8, Atlantic 15, Eastern 29, AHL
                 
Team Statistics
  GF GA PP% PK% Home Away L 10 Streak
Penguins 207 199 16.5 82.2 22-11-1 12-18-4 5-2-3 3-0-2
Falcons 175 250 18.0 79.7 13-15-8 10-19-4 5-4-1 2 wins
                 
Team Leaders
  Stat Penguins   Stat Falcons
Goals 22 Wallace Goals 22 Fretter
Assists 42 Jeffrey Assists 51 Linglet
Points 63 Jeffrey Points 70 Linglet
+/- +19 Johnson, Letestu +/- +4 Pouliot*
PIMs
142 BrookbankPIMs
263 Brennan
Fights 14 Brookbank Fights 21 Brennan
Wins 22 Curry Wins 13 Dubnyk
GAA 2.66 Thiessen GAA 3.02 Dubnyk
*Inactive
 
Injuries
Penguins Injury / Note Status
Veilleux, IR
Bayda, IR
Tangradi, DTD
Wagner, DTD
Shoulder
Lower Body
Head
Jaw
Out indefinitely
Out indefinitely
Questionable
Probable
Falcons Injury Status
N/A N/A N/A
 
Note: Info up-to-date as of 5:00 pm, Friday, March 19, 2010.