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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
74 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 24
AHL Game: 697
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Wednesday at home the Penguins were shut out 4-0 by the St. John’s IceCaps. For Hershey, the Bears last played Sunday and hosted the same IceCaps team and beat them 3-2. Vitek Vanecek stopped 28 of 30 to be named third star of the game.
Last Meeting: January 21 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 5-1. Casey DeSmith stopped 20 of 21 shots and Ryan Haggerty scored two goals to earn first star honors.
Record: For WBS: 34-11-3-0 (71 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 24-13-7-3 (58 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Two team with a lot to prove tonight. Can the Penguins shake off what was a poor performance Wednesday against St. John’s and can the Bears keep the momentum they have been building these last few weeks and get back into solid playoff contention?
Referee(s): David Banfield / Chris Pontes
Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Jason Mandroc
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): WBRE Fan Friday ($14 Tickets), March Magnetic Schedule (First 5,000), Postgame Autographs, $2 Draft Beers (6-7:30 p.m.)
Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport is in Providence taking on the Bruins. Sound Tigers have been on a run here of late so the matchup with the P-Bruins should prove to be a good test.
Next Five Games: BNG 2/11, LV 2/14, @ ALB 2/17, HER 2/18, @ PRO 2/19
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