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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
79 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 19
Who: Syracuse Crunch
Where: Onondaga County War Memorial Arena
When: 3:00 p.m.
Last Game: Last night in Rochester, the Penguins scored two power plays goals and won 3-2. Carter Rowney returned from injury and scored a goal and picked up and assist. For Syracuse, the Crunch beat the Toronto Marlies 5-4. Matt Taormina had two goals and an assist for first star honors.
Last Meeting: October 30 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 6-1. Kevin Porter scored a pair of goals and Casey DeSmith stopped 22 of 23 shots.
Record: For WBS: 27-7-3-0 (57 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SYR: 19-9-2-5 (45 pts., 1st place North Division)
Why you should care: Matchup of division leaders here in Central New York. Penguins have owned the Crunch so far this season and Syracuse will likely have three transactions with players either being recalled to Tampa Bay or reassigned as that has been the theme for the Crunch this season. Will the Penguins win seven in a row and remain unbeaten in 2017?
Referee(s): Stephen Thomson / Furman South
Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Todd Plouffe
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms crushed the Hershey Bears 6-2 last night at home. Hershey has lost five straight. The Bears get another crack at the Phantoms at Giant Center tonight.
Next Five Games: @ SYR 1/16, @ HER 1/18, @ LV 1/20, HER 1/21, SYR 1/25
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