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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Who: Grand Rapids Griffins
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night in Binghamton, the Pens won 3-2. Teddy Blueger scored the game winning goal. Michael Leighton returned from injury and picked up the win in net. For Grand Rapids, the Griffins hosted the Milwaukee Admirals last Saturday and lost 4-1. Joe Hicketts scored for the Griffins in the loss.
Last Meeting: March 2 in Grand Rapids, the Pens scored three goals in the third period to beat the reigning, defending, undisputed Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins and won 4-2. Garrett Wilson scored a pair of goals. Anthony Peters stopped 17 of 19 shots.
Record: For WBS: 34-17-4-2 (73 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For GR: 31-21-1-6 (69 pts., 3rd place Central Division)
Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Furman South
Linesmen: James Tobias / Jud Ritter
Why You Should Care: Griffins are rested having not played last night. Pens struggled last night against a bad Binghamton team last night. Wilkes-Barre needs to be careful against a Grand Rapids team looking to solidify itself for the playoffs in the Central Division.
Promotion(s): Star Wars Night (Jersey Auction to benefit Allied Services Foundation) / Penguins Team Card Strip #4 courtesy of Grotto Pizza
Other Game to Watch: Lehigh Valley rematches against the Sound Tigers tonight in Bridgeport.
Next Five Games: @ CHA 3/13, @ CHA 3/14, vs. HFD 3/17, vs. HER 3/18, @ TOR 2/20
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