The Phantoms take the short trip up I-476 to Casey Plaza to take on the Penguins later this afternoon. The “enemy blog” preview is HERE.
I’m expecting Jason LaBarbera in net for the good guys today.
While the Hamilton Street Heroes were busy not scoring on power plays last night, the Baby Pens were getting lit up by the Hershey Browns. What I’ve been saying to der Eishockeyzuschauer is that sports teams are like Jenga–eventually, you pull out enough pieces and the whole thing comes crashing down–even for a team as good as the Pens. Here’s his report:
All season long thus far, our very own Kram has been waiting patiently for the machine that is the Wilkes-Barre/Scanton Penguins to break down as a result of normal American Hockey League wear and tear. However, to date, all the players recalled to the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins coupled with what must be characterized as a routine amount of injuries has not yet been able to dismantle the organizational depth dynamo that is still currently ranked second out of all thirty AHL teams at the moment with an impressive .768 percentage of all possible points taken from all games. Hope is alive and well in Kram’s heart, though, because he knows not only did the Hershey Bears blast WBS 5-0 in Chocolate Town last night but also that rookie Tristan Jarry (9 ga, 1.50 avg, .940 svpct), who blanked the Hamilton Street Heroes that last time he was in the City of Allentown, is still out injured and will be for at least a little while.