Pirates Welcome Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for Only Visit of Season

01/18/2014 8:21 AM -

Pirates (15-14-1-6, 37 points) vs. Penguins (22-12-1-3, 48 Points), 7:00 PM

Lewiston, ME – The Pirates will welcome the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for their only visit of the season tonight at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Puck drop is 7 PM as the Pirates look to extend their home point streak ti 8 games.

The Pirates dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Springfield Falcons last night, but extended their home point streak to 7 games. Lucas Lessio scored twice for the Pirates, while Louis Domingue made 26 saves, but the Cody Goloubef scored the game tying goal as well as the shootout winner for the Falcons. Andy Miele added two assists to his season tally, and now sits alone in 13th place in career points with 141 and 12th in career assists with 90, passing Norm Batherson in both categories.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton met the Providence Bruins in a rematch of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series from last year, falling 5-1. Harry Zolnierczyk had the Penguin’s goal, while both Jeff Deslauriers and Eric Hartzell saw time in net for the Penguins. Despite the loss, the Penguins are tied with the Springfield Falcons, last night’s Pirates opponent, for the least goals allowed in the Eastern Conference with 95. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defenseman and former Biddeford Tiger Brian Dumoulin will return to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee for the first time since winning the state championship in 2008.

This is the only meeting at the Colisee this season between the Pirates and the Penguins, who last played on March 16th, 2013. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won both contests hosted by the Pirates last year, which featured a combined total of 120 penalty minutes. Chris Brown led the Pirates with two home goals for the Pirates, while Andy Miele chipped in a goal and an assist.

KeyBank Key to the Game
60 Minutes:
The Pirates need to play a complete game in order to win their first game at the Colisee in 2014. A full team effort for 60 minutes is vital to the Pirates’ success against the Penguins tonight.

Tonight’s game can be heard on the Pirates flagship stations WPEI 95.5/95.9 FM as well as WEZR AM 1240 in the Lewiston/Auburn area and WTME AM 780/1450 in Oxford County. The game can also be heard online at portlandpirates.com by clicking “Listen Live” and can be seen live on AHL Live at ahllive.com. The pregame show starts at 6:40 with Jeff Mannix. Tickets are available at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee by calling 783-2009 ext. 525 or online at thecolisee.com.

Follow all the action on the Pirates official Facebook page and Twitter account (@PortlandPirates) with the hashtag #PiratesHome.


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