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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 21
AHL Game: 560
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Giant Center
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Monday afternoon in Syracuse, the Penguins were dealt their first loss of 2017 with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Syracuse Crunch. Carter Rowney scored the only goal for Wilkes-Barre. For Hershey, the Bears lost at home Sunday against the Binghamton Senators by a score of 4-2. Both Hershey goals were scored on the power play.
Last Meeting: January 8 in Hershey, the Penguins won a knock down drag out contest on the tail end of three games in three days by beating the Bears 6-5 in overtime. It was the last time the Penguins saw David Warsofsky as he scored the overtime game winning goal.
Record: For WBS: 28-8-3-0 (59 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 19-10-7-2 (47 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: These two teams are coming off losses and do not need a reason to get up for this game. Hershey is slumping and the Penguins have lost key contributors and are coming off their first loss of 2017 Monday afternoon in Syracuse.
Referee(s): Tyler Puddifant / Furman South
Linesmen: Richard Jondo / Jud Ritter
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Syracuse and Albany battle for North Division supremacy tonight in the Capital District.
Next Five Games: @ LV 1/20, HER 1/21, SYR 1/25, @ UTI 1/27, @ BNG 1/28
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