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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: 26
AHL Game: 754
Who: Toronto Marlies
Where: Ricoh Coliseum
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday at home against Portland, the Pens lost in overtime 3-2 to the Portland Pirates. Tom Kostopoulos had a power play goal. For Toronto, the Marlies were in St. John’s Sunday and won 2-1. Brett Findlay had two goals and was named first star of the game.
Last Meeting: December 18 in Wilkes-Barre the Pens lost to the Marlies 3-2 in a shootout. Scott Wilson had a goal and an assist in the loss. This has been the only game the Penguins have played this season that has gone to a shootout.
Record: For WBS: 32-14-3-1 (68 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For TOR: 38-94-0 (80 pts., 1st place North Division)
Why you should care: Much like December 18 back in Wilkes-Barre, tonight is a battle of the two best teams in the American Hockey League. Should be a ice measuring stick for the Penguins facing off against the consistently best team in the AHL all season and equally as so facing off against with Matt Murray or Tristan Jarry in net.
Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Furman South
Linesmen: Jordan Browne / Justin Knaggs
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Utica / Syracuse is a rivalry as deep as Wilkes-Barre / Hershey. These two teams square off tonight in Syracuse.
Next Five Games: @ RCH 2/21, HER 2/23, @ POR 2/26, @ SPR 2/27, @ PRO 2/28
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