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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 25
AHL Game: 673
Who: Springfield Falcons
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Saturday at home vs. Lehigh Valley, the Penguins were up 2-0, only to see the Phantoms score six unanswered and lose 6-2. Bryan Rust and Andrew Ebbett both had two assists in the losing effort. For Springfield, the Falcons were in Hartford Saturday and lost 3-1. Marko Dano had the lone goal for Springfield in the loss.
Last Meeting: Friday in Springfield, the Falcons were shutout by the Penguins 5-0. Matt Murray had his fourth shutout of the season with 28 saves.
Record: For WBS: 24-18-1-3 (52 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For SPR: 26-15-4-0 (56 pts., 3rd place Northeast Division)
Why you should care: Penguins still souring over the blowout loss against the Phantoms on home ice in front of a sellout crowd Saturday and the Falcons are stumbling and still haven’t scored a goal against the Penguins this season in two prior meetings. Two teams not in desperation mode but the winner will feel better heading into the weekend than the loser, obviously.
Referee(s): Jon McIsaac / Evgeny Romasko
Linesmen: John Grandt / Ryan Gibbons
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Nothing in the division, but San Antonio and Texas are locked in a battle for second in the West, behind the AHL’s best Oklahoma City. They play the first of two tonight.
Next Five Games: @ HER 2/7, @ BRI 2/8, BNG 2/11, POR 2/13, LV 2/14