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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: 21
AHL Game: 614
Who: Providence Bruins
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center
When: 3:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night in Portland, the Pens won 5-0. They connected three times on the power play and Tristan Jarry collected his third shutout of the season with a 34 save shutout. For Providence, the Bruins lost in overtime 5-4 to the Springfield Falcons. Colton Hargrove had a pair of goals for the Bruins in the loss.
Last Meeting: November 27 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-0. Matt Murray had a 29 save shutout.
Record: For WBS: 29-10-0-1 (59 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For PRO: 18-15-8-1 (45 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Penguins look for a winning weekend when they take on the Providence Bruins who are bolstered by Frank Vatrano who has lit the AHL on fire and a Bruins team who will be scathing mad after getting beat in overtime by a last place Springfield team. The Penguins can expect the best from Providence and the Bruins will be expecting the best from Wilkes-Barre.
Referee(s): David Banfield / Olivier Gouin
Linesmen: Brenden Blanchard / Todd Whittemore
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: There isn’t any snow in Texas, so the San Antonio Rampage host the Texas Stars today at 5 Wilkes-Barre time.
Next Five Games: HFD 1/27, @ LV 1/29, vs. LV 1/30, @ SPR 2/5, BRI 2/6