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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Away Game: 32
Who: Syracuse Crunch
Where: Onondaga County War Memorial Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Last Game: Tuesday at home against Hartford, the Penguins won 5-3. Zach Aston-Reese made his pro debut and his first period goal stood up as the game winning goal. Casey DeSmith improved to 17-4. For Syracuse, the Crunch hosted Albany last Saturday and beat the Devils 2-1 in overtime. Matt Peca scored the overtime goal and Kristers Gudlevskis stopped 41 of 42 shots.
Last Meeting: January 25 in Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins won 3-2 in overtime. David Warsofsky scored the overtime game winner and Tristan Jarry stopped 39 of 41.
Record: For WBS: 43-18-3-0 (89 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SYR: 32-21-6-5 (75 pts., 1st place North Division)
Why you should care: Penguins start an important three in three weekend against the Syracuse Crunch. It’s an important weekend for both teams who look to be playoff bound but aren’t just yet. Both of these division leaders will be looking to shrink that magic number tonight.
Referee(s): Evgenii Romasko / Furman South
Linesmen: Kory Nagy / Francois Dussureault
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Light night in the East, so out West, Iowa is in Cleveland and holds the final playoff spot in the Central. Cleveland is out of a playoff spot right now looking to get in with a win over the Wild.
Next Five Games: @ LV 3/25, UTI 3/26, @ SPR 3/31, LV 4/1, UTI 4/2
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