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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 34
AHL Game: 996
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: PPL Center
When: 7:05 p.m.
Lats Game: Last night in Binghamton, the Penguins won 3-1. Jayson Megna’s shorthanded goal in the first period held up as the game winner. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms lost Wednesday to the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 6-1. Blair Jones scored the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.
Last Meeting: This past Sunday in Allentown, the Penguins won 3-0. Matt Murray had his AHL leading 10th shutout of the season, making 32 saves.
Record: For WBS: 38-21-3-4 (83 pts., 2nd place East Division) — For LV: 29-28-6-1 (65 pts., 3rd place East Division)
Why you should care: Penguins head to Allentown yet again for a matchup against a rested Phantoms team which did not play Friday. At this point for Lehigh Valley, you are playing for pride. The Phantoms will gleefully try and halt the short momentum the Penguins have gathered in these past two games since the two teams met Sunday.
Referee(s): Jamie Koharski
Linesmen: Tom George / Luke Murray
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Last Stand for the East Division Weekend continues. Hershey hosting Manchester is really the only games that matters to Penguins fans. So far, so good, with the Penguins winning last night and the Monarchs taking the first game in regulation against the Bears. Pens need to win first tonight and hope the Monarchs to the same, preferably in regulation.
Next Five Games: HFD 4/1, WOR 4/3, LV 4/4, @ LV 4/8, @ POR 4/11
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