BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The Binghamton Devils host the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. The Penguins are the hottest team in the AHL with nine wins in its past ten games. Wilkes-Barre's only loss during the stretch came in a shootout. The Penguins have outscored its opponents by 19 goals this season.
Binghamton will try to snap its five-game losing skid and head coach Rick Kowalsky says the Penguins are the type of organization the Devils are trying to become.
"It might be one of the model franchises as far the NHL team and the AHL team and how seamless the transition is when these players come up and are able to contribute," said Binghamton Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky. "You see a lot of these guys, like Conor Sheary and Rust and Guentzel, that nobody has really heard of, and all of a sudden they go up and they are playing with Sidney Crosby and they are winning Stanley Cups. So, I think they've done a really good job with their development plan, and to be honest with you, the guy that started that was Ray Shero, and Tom Fitzgerald was a big part of that. So, it's something we are kind of using as an example and slowly getting into since they've taken over as a management group two years ago."
Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.