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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: 18
Who: Rochester Americans
Where: Blue Cross Arena
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Wednesday in Toronto, the Penguins manufactured yet another third period comeback and won 2-1. Tom Sestito’s goal with about three minutes left was good enough to lift the Penguins to their fifth win in a row, keeping them unbeaten in 2017. For Rochester, the Amerks hosted Hartford Wednesday and lost 3-1. Cole Schneider scored the only goal for Rochester.
Last Meeting: December 16 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won 4-1. Lukas Bengtsson scored his first professional goal in North America as the Penguins cruised.
Record: For WBS: 26-7-3-0 (55 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For RCH: 16-20-0-1 (33 pts., 6th place North Division)
Why you should care: Penguins should easily cruise here but it’s these types of games that are perfect trap games for good teams like Wilkes-Barre. It will take a full 60 minute effort for the Penguins to keep unbeaten here in 2017.
Referee(s): Mike Langin / Andrew Thackaberry
Linesmen: Donald Jablonski / Jeff Walker
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Hershey is in Allentown. The Bears are ready to put last weekend behind them and the Phantoms need to stay in touch with teh Penguins at the top of the division.
Next Five Games: @ SYR 1/14, @ SYR 1/16, @ HER 1/18, @ LV 1/20, HER 1/21
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