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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
74 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 37
AHL Game: 1092
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: PPL Center
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday at home against Hershey, the Pens lost 5-3. Will O’Neill assisted on all three goals. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms were in Bridgeport Sunday and won 4-1. Taylor Leier had a goal and an assist and Anthony Stelar stopped 27 of 28 shots.
Last Meeting: April 8 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 4-0. They put 40 shots on goaltender Martin Ouellette but were unable to buy a goal.
Record: For WBS: 42-26-4-1 (89 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 33-33-4-3 (73 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins have clinched a playoff spot, but the question remains as to where the Penguins will start their fourteenth consecutive trip to the Calder Cup Playoffs. On the home or on the road? A win puts the Pens even with idle and second place Providence while a loss would completely extinguish any hopes of a division championship and digs the hole deeper as a two seed which guarantees home ice in the first round. A big contest against an already out of it Phantoms team awaits.
Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Peter MacDougall
Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jud Ritter
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Hershey is in Binghamton for the final time this season.
Remaining Games: PRO 4/16, @ HER 4/17
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