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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 25
AHL Game: 731
Who: Albany Devils
Where: Times Union Center
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Tuesday at home against Lehigh Valley, the Penguins won 5-1. Oskar Sundqvist scored twice as the Penguins opened up an 11 point leadon the second place Phantoms. For Albany, the Devils hosted the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday and won 6-1. Six different Devils scored.
Last Meeting: October 26 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-1. Josh Archibald, Jake Guentzel and Chad Ruhwedel all scored for the Penguins and Tristan Jarry stopped 19 of 20 to pick up the win. Nick Lappin scored for the Devils. Albany was previously undefeated coming into that game.
Record: For WBS: 37-11-3-0 (77 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) — For ALB: 29-21-1-1 (59 pts., 2nd place North Division)
Why you should care: The Penguins begin their seven game road trip tonight in Albany against a Devils team which has been pushing Syracuse for the top spot in the North Division. Look for Albany to push the Penguins tonight. Wilkes-Barre will be without the servises of Garrett Wilson, who is out with an upper body injury suffered Tuesday in the game against the Phantoms.
Referee(s): Tom Chmielewski / Chris Brown
Linesmen: Francois Dussureault / Frank Murphy
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Hershey visits Providence twice this weekend. Bears need a big weekend to get back into the playoff picture.
Next Five Games: @ SPR 2/18, @ PRO 2/19, @ UTI 2/24, @ LV 2/25, @ HER 3/4
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