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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 7
AHL Game: 209
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Last night at home vs. Bridgeport, the Pens won in gritty fashion by a score of 4-3. Carter Rowney had a goal and an assist and was named first star of the game. For Hershey, the Bears hosted Syracuse and won 5-1. Vitek Vanacek stopped 23 of 24 shots. Chris Bourque scored two goals and added an assist.
Last Meeting: October 23 in Hershye is twas Dominik Simon’s penalty shot goal in overtime that won it for the Penguins. Tristan Jarry stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Pens and was named first star of the game.
Record: For WBS: 11-3-1-0 (23 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 8-4-2-1 (19 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Bears will be looking to avenge the loss back on October 23. Due to injuries to players at parent Washington coupled with injuries to the Bears, the defending Eastern Conference champs may be a bit understaffed tonight but that won’t matter as the Pens will still need to bring their best in this rivalry.
Referee(s): Keith Kaval / Alex Garon
Linesmen: Bill Lyons / Richard Jondo
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley is in Bridgeport tonight. Both teams are really good and this should be a good one.
Next Five Games: @ HER 11/23, @ BRI 11/25, BRI 11/26, @ STJ 12/3, @ STJ 12/4
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