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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: 34
AHL Game: 1027
Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Tuse day at home against Springfield, the Pens won 4-3. Dustin Jeffrey had a goal and two assists against his former team. For Bridgeport, they hosted Portland Tuesday morning and won 5-2. Mike Halmo had two goals and Alan Quine had three assists.
Last Meeting: March 13 in Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers won 3-2. Justin Florek had a hat trick and Ben Holmstrom had three assists.
Record: For WBS: 41-22-4-1 (87 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For BRI: 37-24-4-3 (81 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Pens can lock up a playoff spot tonight with a win and a Hartford loss to Portland tonight. In order for that to happen, Wilkes-Barre has to beat the dastardly Bridgeport Sound Tigers who have given the Penguins fits this season. A win and some help and the Pens are in for the fourteenth consecutive time.
Referee(s): Ryan Hersey
Linesmen: Tom George / Scott Pomento
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live and locally on MyNetworkTV and on 22 The Point in Pittsburgh
Promotion(s): Star Wars Night | Rebel Alliance Jersey Auction benefiting the CEO Weinberg Food Bank | Girl Scout Night
Other Game to Watch: No other choice here. Hartford hosts Portland. A Portland regulation win coupled with a Penguins win of any kind and Wilkes-Barre sews up a playoff spot.
Next Five Games: POR 4/3, LV 4/8, @ HER 4/9, HER 4/10, @ LV 4/15
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