The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Providence Bruins meet for the first time this season tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
The Penguins (8-2-0-1, 17 pts) sit atop the Atlantic Division standings, three points ahead of the fourth place Bruins (7-4-0-0, 14 pts).
PROMO: The first 4,000 fans will receive a Penguins Card Strip featuring Kevin Czuczman, Daniel Sprong, Teddy Blueger, Tristan Jarry and Ryan Haggerty. The first of four card strip giveaways this season also features a voucher good for a free personal pizza (with purchase) from Grotto Pizza
The Penguins are coming off of a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday night. Andrey Pedan notched his first goal with the team (and added an assist), Ryan Haggerty picked up his fifth tally of the year, and Thomas Di Pauli netted a pair of goals in the win. Casey DeSmith stopped 22 shots for his fifth win in six games this season.
The Bruins were shut out their last time out, falling to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 6-0, last Sunday. Zane McIntyre stopped 31 of 37 shots he faced between the pipes.
|Saturday, November 11||Providence||WBS||7:05pm|
|Friday, January 19||WBS||Providence||7:05pm|
|Friday, February 9||WBS||Providence||7:05pm|
|Sunday, February 11||WBS||Providence||3:05pm|
|Wednesday, March 28||Providence||WBS||7:05pm|
|Saturday, March 31||Providence||WBS||7:05pm|
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has points in eight straight games (7-0-0-1)
Daniel Sprong leads all AHL skaters with five power play goals, and is first among league rookies with eight goals.
Ryan Haggerty has five goals in just four games this season
Lukas Bengtsson has eight points (0+8) in 11 games with the Penguins this season, and ranks tied for 11th among AHL defensemen in points.
Tonight’s game with be the 150th AHL game of Dominik Simon’s career.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman spent parts of four seasons (2011-15) with Providence, recording 56 points (13+43) in 150 games with the club.
Providence Bruins forward Adam Payerl spent parts of four seasons (2011-15) with the Penguins, recording 31 points (10+21) in 130 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.