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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: 34
Who: Springfield Thunderbirds
Where: MassMutual Center
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last Sunday at home against Utica, the Penguins won 2-1. Dominik Simon’s third period goal and Casey DeSmith’s 45 saves were enough of the Penguins to squeak past the Comets. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds were defeated Wednesday by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2. Adam Wilcox took the loss in net, stopping 25 of 28 shots.
Last Meeting: February 18 in Springfield, the Thunderbirds beat the Penguins 2-1. David Warsofsky scored the goal for the Penguins in the loss.
Record: For WBS: 46-18-3-0 (95 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For SPR: 27-30-9-2 (65 pts., 6th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Penguins look to sew up a spot to the Calder Cup Playoffs and it starts tonight in Springfield. The Penguins received reinforcements in the form of the aforementioned Warsofsky, Oskar Sundqvist and Josh Archibald from Pittsburgh ad Garrett Wilson will be available coming of of his injury. Adam Wilcox for Springfield was recalled to NHL Florida Thursday.
Referee(s): Keith Kaval / Andrew Wilk
Linesmen: Brent Colby / Luke Galvin
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport visits Allentown to pay another visit to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The result of this game will affect the Penguins either way. Ideally, you just want the game to finish in regulation.
Next Five Games: LV 4/1, UTI 4/2, @ LV 4/7, @ HFD 4/8, @ PRO 4/9
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