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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
79 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 27
Who: Rochester Americans
Where: Blue Cross Arena
When: 5:05 p.m.
Last Game: Friday night in Toronto, the Penguins were up 2-0 going into the third period but lost 4-2 to the Toronto Marlies 4-2. Kael Mouillierat and Anton Zlobin scored goals for the Penguins in the loss. For Rochester, they were in Syracuse last night and won 6-2. Tim Schaller had a hat trick, plus an assist and was named first star of the game.
Last Meeting: November 14 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won 3-1. Wilkes-Barre dominated the Americans in all facets, outshooting them 42-16.
Record: For WBS: 32-15-3-1 (68 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For RCH: 25-24-2-1 (53 pts., 5th place North Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins need to close out opponents again. They have simply failed in the last three games. Back-to-back overtime losses to the Portland Pirates last weekend and getting smoked 4-2 after leading 2-0 after two periods in Toronto this past Friday. Rochester probably isn’t making playoffs t his year, so this could be a good start.
Referee(s): Darcy Burchell / Dave Lewis
Linesmen: Peter Feola / Derek Sylvester
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: The Providence Bruins and Hershey Bears rematch today again in Hershey. Last night the Hershey beat the Bruins 3-2 so you know Providence is looking for revenge in the quick turnaround.
Next Five Games: HER 2/23, @ POR 2/26, @ SPR 2/27, @ PRO 2/28, @ LV 3/4
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