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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: 27
AHL Game: 733
Who: Portland Pirates
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Wednesday at home vs. Binghamton, the Pens won 4-1. Dominik Uher scored two first period goals and was named first star of the game. For Portland, the Pirates were shutout 1-0 by the St. John’s IceCaps in Newfoundland.
Last Meeting: November 19 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 2-0. Jeff Zatkoff had a 23 save shutout.
Record: For WBS: 27-18-2-3 (59 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For POR: 26-19-3-0 (55 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins want to keep it rolling tonight against the Pirates, who have proven that they can score goals (having beaten St. John’s last Friday 8-1) and looking to stay above the cut line in the Eastern Conference. Another thing to look for is who starts in goal tonight. Does Hynes go back to Zatkoff and start Murray Saturday against the Phantoms?
Referee(s): Geno Binda
Linesmen: Matt McNulty / Luke Murray
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): Eyewitness News Fan Fridays and $2 beers.
Other Game to Watch: Big things going down in the Midwest Division tonight. Leader Milwaukee hosts pursuer Rockford, with five points separating the two.
Next Five Games: LV 2/14, PRO 2/21, @ HFD 2/22, @ HFD 2/28, @ BRI 3/1
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