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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 9
AHL Game: 219
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 5:00 p.m.
Last Game: Last night at home vs. the Crunch, the Pens lost 3-2. The Penguins were up 2-0 but Syracuse scored three unanswered goals and won the game…. For Hershey, they suffered a similar fate to the Crunch Friday. The Bears were up 1-0 and then the Crunch scored five unanswered goals and won 5-1.
Last Meeting: November 7 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won in overtime 3-2. Jayson Megna scored the game winning goal at 1:01 in overtime to win.
Record: For WBS: 9-6-1-0 (19 pts., 1st place East Division) — For HER: 7-6-1-0 (15 pts., 2nd place East Division)
Why you should care: The Bears come into this contest rested and ready for their biggest rival. Hershey can’t catch the Penguins for the Division lead today, but they can put a dent in it with a win and with the fact that the Bears have two games in hand on the Penguins coming into today.
Referee(s): Kendrick Nicholson / Evgeny Romasko
Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Jud Ritter
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Let’s go with Springfield and Brideport. The Sound Tigers lead the Northeast but just four points over the last place Falcons. No, you read that right, the last place Falcons are just four points off the division lead in the ever competitive Northeast Division.
Next Five Games: POR 11/19, @ ALB 11/21, MCH 11/22, @ HER 11/26, STJ 11/29
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