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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
74 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 13
AHL Game: 335
Who: Syracuse Crunch
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday in Hershey, the Pens lost to the Bears 4-1. This was the third loss in a row in a three in three weekend where the Penguins only scored three goals total. For Syracuse, the Crunch were shutout in Albany Sunday by the Devils.
Record: For WBS: 16-5-0-0 (32 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SYR: 10-8-2-1 (23 pts., 4th place North Division)
Why you should care: Both teams are coming off of bad losses. The Crunch have been crushed by personnel losses and injuries and the Penguins uncharacteristically lost all three games this past weekend with a lineup the strongest it has ever been. Expect the Penguins to come out a lot sharper than they were this past weekend, if not sharper than they have been all season. This is a game the Penguins simply cannot lose.
Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Cameron Voss
Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Francois Dussureault
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: The Bears and Lehigh Valley are closing fast on the Pens. They both play tonight in Allentown.
Next Five Games: @ LV 12/11, ALB 12/12, @ LV 12/16, TOR 12/18, @ SYR 12/19