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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: 9
AHL Game: 203
Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Wednesday in Allentown, the Penguins lost 4-1 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. It was at the seventh straight win for the Phantoms. Thomas DiPauli scored the only gaol for the Penguins. It was his first goal as a professional. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers beat Hershey in a shootout 4-3 last Saturday. Andrew Rowe scored the only goal of the shootout to give Bridgeport the win.
Last Meeting: November 5 in Bridgeport, the Pens won 7-1. Jake Guentzel was named first star of the game with two goals and two assists.
Record: For WBS: 10-3-1-0 (21 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For BRI: 8-4-0-0 (16 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Bridgeport is dangerously underrated. Penguins crushed the Sound Tigers the last time the two teams met but expect a different outcome tonight in that this game should be a lot tighter than the first.
Referee(s): Guillaume Labonte
Linesmen: Jason Mandroc / J.P. Waleski
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): December Magnetic Schedule (First 5,000), Postgame Autographs, Eye Care Specialist Coat Drive
Other Game to Watch: I like the Manitoba / Tucson matchup. The Roadrunners have been the class of the West so far this season and Manitoba have been a surprising bunch. This should be a good test for both teams.
Next Five Games: @ HER 11/19, @ HER 11/23, @ BRI 11/25, BRI 11/26, @ STJ 12/3
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