It’s an important midweek matchup between division rivals tonight, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (28-23-6-3, 65 points) travel south to take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05pm. The teams are neck-and-neck in the Atlantic Division, as they both push to grab a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The teams will face off five times in the final month of the season, with four of those meetings taking place in Allentown.
The Penguins are 4-3-0-0 in the first seven meetings this season, with two of those victories coming on the road.
Wednesday, March 13
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
(30-25-3-3, 66points, sixth in Atlantic Division)
The Penguins posted their fifth overtime win of the season on Saturday night against the Syracuse Crunch.
The Penguins 16 road wins are tied for the sixth most in the AHL this season and their 38 road points are tied for the fifth most.
The Penguins are 2-0-1-1 in their past four road contests.
Adam Johnson carries a four-game point streak (1+3=4) into Wednesday night’s game.
Johnson has points in six of the Penguins’ past seven games (3+4=7).
Sam Miletic’s OT goal on Saturday was also the first game-winning tally of his AHL career.
Tristan Jarry’s 18 wins this season are tied for 12th overall in the league, and his .914 save percentage is tied for 11th.
Among AHL defensemen, Ethan Prow is tied for fifth with 43 points, is third with 17 goals and is second with nine power play goals.
The Penguins return home for a pair of games this weekend.
On Saturday, the Providence Bruins return to NEPA for another important Atlantic Division matchup at 7:05pm. It’s the Penguins annual St. Patrick’s Celebration, where the team will be wearing special shamrock sweater which will be auctioned off on the DASH app.
Tickets for Saturday night’s contest start at just $11 and are available by calling 570-208-7367, or online here.
On Sunday, the Toronto Marlies make their lone visit to Wilkes-Barre this season at 3:05pm. Sunday’s game is presented by Agora Cyber Charter School, and features free tickets for fans 14 and under (with a paid adult ticket) and a free postgame skating session (bring your own skates). Plus it is Harry Potter Day for the little ones. Dress up as your favorite character from the wizard’s world and take part in our costume contest for a chance to win an eight DVD set of Harry Potter films.
Tickets for Sunday afternoon are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, by phone at 570-208-7367, and online here.
Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV, which include live and archived games, begin at just $44.99 for the remainder of the 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.