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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
76 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 18
AHL Game: 477
Who: Springfield Falcons
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: New Years Eve at home against the Syracuse Crunch, the Pens lost 4-2. Wilkes-Barre struck twice on the power play. For Springfield, they hosted Bridgeport Friday and won 2-1. The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Falcons. Marek Langenhamer picked up his first AHL win stopping 23 of 24 shots.
Last Meeting: October 24 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens beat the Falcons 3-2 in overtime. Dominik Simon scored the game winning goal :36 into overtime.
Record: For WBS: 21-8-0-1 (43 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SPR: 13-17-1-1 (28 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The slumping Penguins host the perpetually slumping Springfield Falcons tonight. A few weeks ago, this is probably a game that the Penguins sleepwalk through and win 4-1. Tonight almost has a feel that the Penguins will need to be perfect in every aspect in order to win.
Referee(s): Furman South
Linesmen: Luke Murray / Jud Ritter
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: The Binghamton Senators have won four straight games, while the Hershey Bears have lost three straight. Will those streaks continue or do they end tonight?
Next Five Games: @ HFD 1/3, BNG 1/5, @ LV 1/8, UTI 1/9, @ STJ 1/12
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