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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
76 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 31
AHL Game: 906
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: PPL Center
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Barry Goers’ two assists earned him first star honors as the Penguins beat the Providence Bruins 3-2 at home last Saturday. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms coughed up a 4-3 lead late in the third Wednesday at home against two man short Syracuse and lost 5-4 in overtime. Danick Martel scored twice.
Last Meeting: March 8 in Wilkes-Barre, Lehigh Valley goaltender Alex Lyon stopped all 31 shots faced as the Phantoms shut out the Penguins 3-0.
Record: For WBS: 41-17-3-0 (85 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 39-18-4-0 (82 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: If the Penguins are to win the division this season, it is going to come at the expense of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms whom they must fend off here in the final stretch of the season where they play the Phantoms six more times starting tonight in Allentown.
Referee(s): Cameron Voss
Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Jason Mandroc
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Providence in the other key battle in the division among playoff contending teams.
Next Five Games: LV 3/18, HFD 3/21, @ SYR 3/24, LV 3/25, UTI 3/26
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