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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: 36
AHL Game: 1053
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday at home against Portland, the Pens lost 5-3. J-S Dea had a goal and an assist, Tom Kostopoulos had 2 assists. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms blanked St. John’s up in Newfoundland last Saturday 4-0. Martin Ouellette had a 31 save shutout. Colin McDonald and Cole Bardreau both had a goal and an assist in the win.
Last Meeting: March 9 in Allentown, the Penguins won 6-5 in overtime. Carter Rowney scored the game winning goal for the Pens in overtime. The Pens were down 3-1 at one point and later rattled off four straight goals to win.
Record: For WBS: 41-24-41 (87 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 31-32-4-3 (69 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Phantoms have won four in a row coming into tonights contest against the Penguins. Two of those wins have come against some good teams in Hartford (a desperate team seeking a playoff berth) and Providence (a lethal team that can strike at any time) so the Penguins need to take the already eliminated Phantoms seriously if they want to punch their ticket to the Calder Cup Playoffs without help tonight.
Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Keith Kaval
Linesmen: Jud Ritter / Bob Goodman
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): Eyewitness News Fan Friday | tickets just $14 | $2 drafts (select drafts, 6-7:30pm)
Other Game to Watch: Hartford is in Springfield tonight. The Pens can get into the playoffs if the Wolf Pack lose in regulation tonight in Springfield.
Next Five Games: @ HER 4/9, HER 4/10, @ LV 4/15, PRO 4/16, @ HER 4/17
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