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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
50 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 11
AHL Game: 269
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Saturday at home vs. Manchester, the Pens lost 3-2. J-S Dea and Conor Sheary both notched power play goals in the defeat. For Hershey, the Bears were shut out at home against the St. John’s IceCaps by a score of 2-0.
Last Meeting: November 16 in Hershey, the Bears won 3-2. Jayson Megna had both goals for the Penguins in the loss.
Record: For WBS: 11-8-1-0 (23 pts., 1st place East Division) — For HER: 9-7-1-1 (20 pts., 2nd place East Division)
Why you should care: Penguins and Bears meet on a Thanksgiving Eve game important to both teams. The bears want to beat the Penguins and draw within a point of the East Division lead with two games in hand. The Penguins would like to win tonight because that increases the lead over Hershey to five points and takes the games in hand equation out of the picture. And it’s always nice to beat the Bears.
Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Olivier Gouin
Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Scott Pomento
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: I am going out West with Iowa visiting Rockford. Since firing their coach, the Wild have improved vastly. Rockford is one of the hottest teams in the AHL. Should be a good measuring stick game for Iowa.
Next Five Games: STJ 11/29, LV 12/5, HER 12/6, @ HER 12/7, BRI 12/12
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