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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Who: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 3:05 p.m.
Last Game: Last night in Binghamton, the Pens coughed up a three goal lead and needed an eight round shootout to push past the Binghamton Devils and won 5-4. Garrett Wilson scored in regulation and also in the shootout round in the top of the eighth to win it for the Penguins. For Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers were in Syracuse Friday and lost 4-1. Casey Bailey scored the only goal for the Sound Tigers in the loss.
Last Meeting: January 3 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens won in overtime 4-3. Teddy Blueger won it for the Penguins in a game that Sebastian Caron backed up Anthony Peters in.
Record: For WBS: 38-19-6-2 (84 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For BRI: 31-26-5-3 (70 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)
Referee(s): Conor O’Donnell / Jeremy Tufts
Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Libor Suchanek
Why You Should Care: Penguins can get the magic number to 5 with a win today against the Sound Tigers in regulation. The next biggest thing that the Penguins have left is sewing up their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Sound Tigers will be the more rested team so Wilkes-Barre will need a good start.
Other Game to Watch: Grand Rapids visits Chicago in a matchup between the second and third place teams in the Central division.
Next Five Games: PRO 3/28, @ HFD 3/30, vs. PRO 3/31, vs. HER 4/3, vs. BRI 4/6
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