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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
74 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 15
AHL Game: 393
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 4:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night in Allentown against the Phantoms, the Pens lost in a shootout 2-1. J-S Dea had the only goal for the Pens in the loss. For Hershey, reigning AHL Player of the Week Chirs Conner stayed hot with a goal and three assists as the Bears defeated the Binghamton Senators by a score of 5-2.
Last Meeting: Last Sunday in Hershey, the Pens won 3-2. Derrick Pouliot had two goals for the Pens in the win.
Record: For WBS: 15-9-1-2 (33 pts., 1st place East Division) — For HER: 14-10-1-1 (30 pts., 2nd place East Division)
Why you should care: If the Penguins can close out the weekend with against Hershey today, it would bloat the lead over the Bears to five points. A loss would mean a point separates the Penguins and Bears for the division lead.
Referee(s): Kendrick Nicholson / Evgeny Romasko
Linesmen: Leo Boylan / Ryan Knapp
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Albany hosts Lehigh Valley in Atlantic City today.
Next Five Games: ALB 12/19, @ BNG 12/20, @ BNG 12/26, BRI 12/27, NOR 12/28