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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 28
AHL Game: 870
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday at home against Hershey, the Pens won 5-4. Carter Rowney had a hat trick scored three different ways; shorthanded, even strength and on the power play. For Lehigh Valley, they lost Saturday in Binghamton 3-1. Petr Straka scored the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.
Last Meeting: March 4 in Allentown, the Pens won 3-0. Tristan Jarry had a 36 save shutout and Dominik Simon scored two goals.
Record: For WBS: 35-19-4-1 (75 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 27-28-2-3 (59 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins need to come out with the same fire they did Sunday in Hershey and match that same intensity against a Lehigh Valley team that is looking to play spoiler here with a month to play in the regular season. Will they? Remains to be seen. Expect Tristan Jarry in net for the Pens.
Referee(s): Peter MacDougall / Terry Koharski
Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Tom DellaFranco
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Nothing in the division tonight. Iowa is in Winnipeg rematching against the Manitoba Moose in a matchup against the two worst teams in the AHL.
Next Five Games: BRI 3/12, @ BRI 3/13, HER 3/19, @ HER 3/20, BNG 3/23
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