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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Who: Springfield Thunderbirds
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Sunday in Hershey, the Pens beat the Bears 4-1. Daniel Sprong scored in his fourth straight game and also notched an assist. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds were in Hartford Sunday afternoon and lost to the Wolf Pack 5-3. Juho Lammikko had a goal and an assist for Springfield in the loss.
Record: For WBS: 14-7-1-1 (30 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 10-17-1-0 (21 pts., 8th place Atlantic Division)
Referee(s): Chris Pontes / Brandon Blandina
Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Ryan Knapp
Why You Should Care: Casey DeSmith returns from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the crease for the AHL Penguins. Springfield comes in 4-6 in their last ten games which is actually better than you would think. The Pens cannot underestimate this Thunderbirds team or else they are going be in the same situation they’ve been in with Charlotte last Friday and Lehigh Valley a week ago.
Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley and Charlotte rematch in North Carolina after a barnburner game last night.
Next Five Games: @ HFD 12/15, @ BRI 12/16, BNG 12/22, LV 12/23, LV 12/27
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