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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
76 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 9
AHL Game: 323
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 5:00 p.m.
Last Game: Yesterday at home the Penguins lost their second straight game on home ice to the Hartford Wolf Pack by a score of 3-1. Conor Sheary scored the only goal for the Pens in the loss for the second straight night. For the Bears they hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and won 2-1. Chris Bourque scored with 20 seconds left in regulation to win the game for Hershey.
Last Meeting: November 28 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-2 for their tenth straight home win. J-S Dea had a power play goal and was named the games first star.
Record: For WBS: 16-4-0-0 (32 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 11-6-0-5 (27 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Pens try to salvage the weekend with a strong showing this evening in Hershey. The Bears games this weekend haven’t come easy for them either, but they have a shootout loss (Friday to Hartford) and a win yesterday to the Phantoms to show for it. The Penguins are in on a two game losing streak.
Referee(s): Tim Mayer / Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jason Mandroc
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: If for nothing else, the Rockford IceHogs are in San Antonio taking on the Rampage in a matchup between early Western Conference heavyweights.
Next Five Games: SYR 12/9, @ LV 12/11, ALB 12/12, @ LV 12/16, TOR 12/18
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