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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
76 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 35
Who: Portland Pirates
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 4:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night at home against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Pens lost 5-2. Despite putting up 40 shots, only Mattias Plachta and Dominik Simon were able to find the back of the net for the Pens. The Portland Pirates were in Hartford last night and beat the Wolf Pack 4-1. Mike McKenna stopped 43 of 44 shots.
Last Meeting: February 26 in Portland, the Pens won 3-2. Dominik Simon and Kael Mouillierat each had a goal and an assist.
Record: For WBS: 41-23-4-1 (87 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For POR: 37-25-5-2 (81 pts., 5th Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Pens can lock up their fourteenth straight trip to the Calder Cup Playoffs with a win of any kind this afternoon against Portland. The Pirates are battling the Wolf Pack for the crossover spot to the North Division with Hartford and today is their game in hand on the Wolf Pack. You know they are going to bring everything they have at the Pens this afternoon.
Referee(s): Terry Koharski
Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Tom George
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): Kids FREE (14 and under, with paid adult ticket) | $2 hot dogs
Other Game to Watch: The Bears rematch with the Providence Bruins today in Rhode Island.
Next Five Games: LV 4/8, @ HER 4/9, HER 4/10, @ LV 4/15, PRO 4/16
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