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Atlantic Division Semifinal Game 1: Charlotte Checkers

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Atlantic Division Semifinal — Game 1

Who: Charlotte Checkers

Where: Bojangles Coliseum

When: 7:0 p.m.

Series: Tied 0-0 (Best of Five)

Season Series: Oct. 7: CHA 5 @ WBS 2 — Dec. 8: CHA 2 @ WBS 1 — Mar. 13: WBS 5 @ CHA 2 — Mar. 14: WBS 1 @ CHA 3

Top four scorers for the Penguins vs. the Checkers: 1. Daniel Sprong (4 GP, 2-2-4, -1) — 2. Teddy Blueger (4 GP, 2-1-3, even) — 3. Tom Kostopoulos (3 GP, 1-1-2, -2) — 4. Tom Sestito (1-1-2, even)

Top four scorers for the Checkers vs. the Penguins: 1. Lucas Wallmark (3 GP, 0-5-5, +1) — 2. Andrew Poturalski (4 GP, 2-2-4, +2) — 3. Greg McKegg (2 GP, 2-1-3, even) — 4. Valentin Zykov (4 GP, 2-1-3, even)

What to watch for: Special teams. Penguins need to stay out of the penalty box and capitalize on opportunities when they are on the power play.

Referee(s): Pierre Lambert / Beaudry Halkidis

Linesmen: Libor Suchanek / Tim Lyons

When is Game 2?: Saturday in Charlotte at 6 p.m.

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