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Penguins/Bears Start Home & Home 12/27

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The scene at the end of the last meeting between these two teams in Wilkes-Barre.
After a week long break for the holidays, what better way to get back in the action than with a home and home series against intrastate rival Hershey. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins will look to get back to even footing with the Bears in the division tonight when they face-off at 7:05 p.m. EST.

The Penguins are coming off a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Albany Devils last Wednesday, where as the Bears last game before the break was a 5-2 win over Syracuse. The Penguins are 4-1-1 against the Bears this season and look to put a stranglehold on the season series tonight.

Projected WBS lineup:
Bryan Lerg - Ben Street - Colin McDonald
Eric Tangradi - Ryan Craig - Geoff Walker
Brian Gibbons - Matt Rust - Nick Petersen
Brandon DeFazio - Zach Sill - Paul Thompson/Ryan Schnell

Brian Strait - Carl Sneep
Boris Valabik - Philip Samuelsson
Cody Wild - Alex Grant

Joey Mormina still hasn't resumed skating since Corey Cowick's cheap shot at the end of a game earlier this month. Brian Day is still not ready to return to the lineup. Both are day-to-day. 

Should be a dog fight tonight. Both teams have a lot to play for, both want to get off to a good start after the lay off and both teams have a pure hatred for each other. A classic rivalry game tonight. Should be fun. Live updates on Twitter right here plus a recap on the blog after the game.

GO PENGUINS!

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