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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
50 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 26
AHL Game: 723
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Saturday at home against the Binghamton Senators, the Penguins won 4-2. Sahir Gill scored two goals for the Pens inserted into the top line with Tom Sestito out of the game with an injury. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms hosted the St. John’s IceCaps and lost 4-3. Mark Zengerle and Colin McDonald both scored a goal and added an assist.
Last Meeting: February 4 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins crushed the Phantoms 7-1. Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals, Josh Archibald did too, and Tristan Jarry stopped 30 of 31. Chris Conner scored the only goal for the Phantoms in the loss.
Record: For WBS: 36-11-3-0 (75 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 32-14-2-0 (66 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: These two teams are the exact opposite of Valentines on this day for love. Can Lehigh Valley overcome the throttling the Penguins gave them he last time these two teams met? Have they shaken off the loss that the IceCaps gave them Saturday? Will the Penguins be more disciplined than they were on Saturday against Binghamton?
Referee(s): Tyler Puddifant / Evgenii Romasko
Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Jud Ritter
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Late game. Two of the hottest teams in the Western Conference meet tonight in San Diego when the Iowa Wild visit the San Diego Gulls.
Next Five Games: @ ALB 2/17, HER 2/18, @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25
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