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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: 16
AHL Game: 532
Who: St. John’s IceCaps
Where: Mile One Centre
When: 7:30 p.m. Newfoundland time, 6 p.m. Wilkes-Barre time.
Last Game: Saturday at home vs. Utica, the Penguins won 4-2. Scott Wilson scored two goals and had an assist and was named first star of the game. For St. John’s, they hosted the Portland Pirates and lost 4-1. Gabriel Dumont scored the only goal for the IceCaps in the loss.
Last Meeting: November 6 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 4-1. Matt Murray stopped 20 0f 21, Carter Rowney was named first star of the game with a goal.
Record: For WBS: 26-8-0-1 (53 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For STJ: 16-11-5-3 (40 pts., 3rd place North Division)
Why you should care: Two teams trending in different directions meet tonight in St. John’s. The Penguins have won five games in a row and the IceCaps have lost four of their last five. Penguins will need to continue to do the right things if they want to have success tonight.
Referee(s): Michael Mullen / Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Brian Lambert / Joe Maynard
Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Two of the hottest teams in the Central Division meet in Charlotte tonight as the Checkers host the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Next Five Games: @ STJ 1/13, @ SYR 1/16, @ POR 1/22, @ POR 1/23, @ PRO 1/24
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