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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: Wednesday at home against Hershey, the Penguins were shutout but also shutout the Bears. Wilkes-Barre was the better team and won 1-0 in the shootout. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds hosted Lehigh Valley and won 2-1. Chris Driedger stopped 41 shots en route to the victory.
Last Meeting: November 2 in Springfield, the Penguins were dealt their first shutout loss 4-3. The Penguins outshot the Thunderbirds 44-23, Philippe Desrosiers stole the show with a 41 save performance and went 5 for 6 in the shootout round.
Record: For WBS: 8-5-1-1 (18 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 10-6-0-0 (20 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)
Referees: Jake Rekucki / Jason Williams
Linesmen: J.P. Waleski / Michael Magee
Why You Should Care: Low key excited about this game between two defensively stingy teams right now with goalies playing out of their heads presently. If you like offense, tonight might not be for you. Expect another 2-1 or 3-2 affair. You don’t think a team gets shut out tonight, do you?
Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.
Promotion(s): $15 lower bowl tickets, $2 draft beers presented by PA Prostate and postgame autographs from a pair of Penguins players.
Other Game to Watch: It’s always fun when Utica and Syracuse play each other and tonight should be no different as the two teams meet in Syracuse tonight.
Next Five Games: vs. LV 11/16, @ SPR 11/22, vs. CHA 11/23, vs. LV 11/27, @ LV 11/29
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