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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: 36
AHL Game: 1085
Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday in Providence, the Penguins wrapped up the Atlantic Division Championship and beat the P-Bruins 2-1. Cody Wydo and Jarrett Burton scored for the Penguins and Casey DeSmith stopped 33 of 34. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms were last in action Saturday and beat the Springfield Thunderbirds at home 4-2. Corbnan Knight had a goal and an assist as did Andy Miele.
Last Meeting: This past Friday in Allentown, the Penguins shutout the Phantoms for the third consecutive game in a row by a 3-0 score. Tristan Jarry stopped all 21 shots sent his way and Oskar Sundqvist scored two goal and notched an assist.
Record: For WBS: 50-19-3-1 (104 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 45-23-5-0 (95 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: In the regular season, these last three games are meaningless for the Penguins. They have already wrapped up a playoff spot, the division championship and home ice throughout the first three rounds of the playoffs if they get that far. Wilkes-Barre may dress a much more inexperienced lineup to give the regulars a rest. Lehigh Valley still has a lot to play for, having not yet secured a playoff spot. But can they score a goal?
Referee(s): Evgenii Romasko / Terry Koharski
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy / Jud Ritter
Television: AHL Live
Other Game to Watch: Charlotte visits Grand Rapids in a key Central Division battle. The Checkers are pushing for a playoff spot, the Griffins are pushing for a Central Division Championship.
Remaining Games: vs. HER 4/14, vs. BRI 4/15
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