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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
50 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 11
AHL Game: 295
Who: St. John’s IceCaps
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m. EST
Last Game: Last night vs. Syracuse the Pens won 5-3. Riley Holzapfel had a goal and two assists in the win and was named first star. For the IceCaps, they were in Albany last night and won 1-0. Zach Redmond scored the goal and Eddie Pasquale had a 24 save shutout.
Record: For WBS: 12-7 (24 pts., 3rd place East Division) — For STJ: 11-9-0-1 (23 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: If things break the right way, the Pens could be tied with the East Division leading Crunch. IceCaps have won three straight. The Pens are on a tear right now. They don’t want to get “iced” by St. John’s tonight.
Referee(s): Ryan Hersey
Linesmen: Scott Pomento / Jud Ritter
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live / My Network TV (WQMY-TV) in Wilkes-Barre
Promotion(s): Holiday Nutcracker (first 5,000 fans) – Tobyhanna Army Depot Teddy Bear Toss #1 – Christmas With A Twist
Other Game to Watch: The aforementioned Crunch are in Hartford tonight taking on the Connecticut Whale. A regulation loss coupled with any win by the Pens and there’s a tie for first in the East Division.
Next Five Games: HER 12/7, POR 12/8, @ ALB 12/12, BNG 12/14, @ SYR 12/15