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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
76 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 1
AHL Game: 58
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 5:00 p.m.
Last Game: Last night at home vs. Syracuse, the Pens won 3-1. Kevin Porter scored two shorthanded goals and assisted on another. For Hershey, the Eastern Conference Champions had their home opener against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and won 5-2. Chris Bourque didn’t score, but he had two assists. Joe Cannata had stopped 24 of 26 shots and picked up his first win of the season in a Bears jersey.
Record: For WBS: 2-1-0-0 (4 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 1-2-0-0 (2 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Always fun when the Bears and Penguins meet up. This is the first of 12 meeting against the Bears. Hershey will be the more rested team having not played Friday or traveled at all this weekend. Pens will need to jump out to a good start if they want to be around in the third period.
Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Peter MacDougall
Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Tom George
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: The only Eastern Conference / Western Conference crossover that occurs this year in the AHL is the Manitoba / Toronto series. The two teams rematch this afternoon.
Next Five Games: ALB 10/26, @ SPR 10/29, SYR 10/30, BNG 11/4, @ BRI 11/5
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