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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
50 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Home Game: 38
AHL Game: 1116
Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night at home against the Hershey Bears, the Penguins lost 2-1. Tim Erixon scored a third period power play goal for Wilkes-Barre’s only offense. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention last night losing 7-0 to the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Last Meeting: Way back on December 11 in Bridgeport, the Penguins won 4-1. David Warsofsky had a goal and two assists, Jake Guentzel had a goal and an assist and Tristan Jarry stopped 26 of 27 to pick up the win.
Record: For WBS: 50-20-3-2 (105 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For BRI: 44-27-3-1 (92 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)
Why you should care: Wilkes-Barre still has something to play for in the form of a regular season championship. A win and help later on by the Bakersfield Condors who play the San Jose Barracuda, the team that the Penguins are neck and neck with in pursuit of the Kilpatrick Trophy, and the best overall record in the league is the Penguins.
Referee(s): Jake Brenk / Tom Chmielewski
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy / J.P. Waleski
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Television: AHL Live
Promotion(s): McDonald’s Fan Appreciation Night
Other Game to Watch: Eyes will be in Hershey tonight. The Bears host the Providence Bruins. The winner of that game heads to Allentown to take on the Phantoms in round one of the Calder Cup Playoffs while the loser heads to Wilkes-Barre.
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