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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 16
AHL Game: 469
Who: Hartford Wolf Pack
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Saturday in Binghamton, despite putting up 46 shots at Chris Driedger, they lost 3-2. Jake Guentzel scored a third period power play goal but got no closer. For Hartford, the Wolf Pack hosted the Albany Devils on Saturday and lost 3-1. Nicklas Jensen scored the only goal for Hartford in the loss.
Last Meeting: December 14 in Hartford, the Pens won 6-2. Six different Penguins found the back of the net for Wilkes-Barre. The aforementioned Nicklas Jensen scored one of the two goals for the Wolf Pack in the losing effort.
Record: For WBS: 21-7-3-0 (45 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HFD: 11-17-3-1 (26 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Penguins need to get back to their winning ways against the last place Hartford Wolf Pack. They have some reinforcements down from Pittsburgh in the form of Tristan Jarry, who should get the start tonight and David Warsofsky and Chad Ruhwedel. If not, their lead on the division may be in jeopardy.
Referee(s): Furman South / Evgenii Romasko
Linesmen: Jud Ritter / J.P. Waleski
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: No other games in the Eastern Conference tonight. Milwaukee hosts Rockford. The Admirals are looking for a win to get closer to division leading Grand Rapids.
Next Five Games: HER 1/6, BNG 1/7, @ HER 1/8, @ TOR 1/11, @ RCH 1/13