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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 33
AHL Game: 1019
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: In Springfield last night for the Penguins, they lost 3-1. Ryan Haggerty had the goal for Wilkes-Barre. At home against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Phantoms fared no better and lost 3-1 also. Colin McDonald had the goal for Lehigh Valley in the loss.
Last Meeting: Last Saturday in Allentown, the Penguins won 4-0. Tristan Jarry had a 35 save shutout to pick up the win.
Record: For WBS: 46-19-3-0 (95 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 43-21-4-0 (90 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Penguins have a bit of a cushion on Lehigh Valley for first in the division. They can really pad that and cut down their magic number to clinch a playoff spot with a win tonight at home. The home team in this regular season series hasn’t done too well, so it’s a quirky trend that Wilkes-Barre will have to buck if they want the two points tonight.
Referee(s): Micheal Mullen
Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / J.P. Waleski
Television: AHL Live and on WBRE locally in the Wilkes-Barre area.
Other Game to Watch: Huge one tonight in Hershey as the Bears host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Sound Tigers sit one point out of the playoffs. The team that occupies that spot is Hershey.
Next Five Games: UTI 4/2, @ LV 4/7, @ HFD 4/8, @ PRO 4/9, LV 4/12
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