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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
46 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 30
AHL Game: 890
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday in Springfield, Matt Murray shattered the all-time shutout streak with 304:11 of shutout hockey. The Penguins beat the Falcons 4-1. For Hershey, they hosted the Portland Pirates Sunday and lost 5-1. Stan Galiev scored the only goal for the Bears in the loss.
Last Meeting: February 7 in Hershey, the Pens lost 4-3 in overtime. Wilkes-Barre scored three straight goals before Bears D Mike Moore scored at 3:24 of overtime.
Record: For WBS: 34-19-2-4 (74 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For HER: 36-16-5-2 (79 pts., 1st place East Division)
Why you should care: These two teams are as evenly matched as two teams can be. They both haven’t lost much recently (Bears: 17-3-1-1 Penguins: 14-2-1-1) and have goaltenders (Philipp Grubauer and Matt Murray) who are premier AHL goaltenders. They both don’t like each other and this matchup has divisional championship implications.
Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Terry Koharski
Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Jud Ritter
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Lake Erie has been on a bit of a surge. The Monsters are in Texas taking on the defending champion Stars tonight.
Next Five Games: HER 3/14, HFD 3/15, @ SYR 3/20, BNG 3/21, @ LV 3/22
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