Puck Drop: Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio info: AHL Live / WILK 103.1
Records: Penguins (50-20-3-2), Sound Tigers (44-27-3-1)
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tonight in the final game of the 2016-17 regular season at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sound Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention last night when they fell to the Springfield Thunderbirds 7-0. Look for both teams to rest their regulars tonight.
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Notes: This will be the sixth and final meeting between the Penguins and Sound Tigers this season. The Penguins, who clinched the Atlantic Division title this past Sunday, have gone 4-0-1-0 in the season series and won the last two meetings by a combined score of 5-1. … David Warsofsky leads all active Penguins with five points (1G-4A) against Bridgeport this season. … Wilkes-Barre/Scranton boasts the best penalty kill in the league (87.4%). … Oskar Sundqvist has six points (3G-3A) over his last six games. …. Bridgeport has gone 5-4-1-0 over its last 10 games and is coming off a 7-0 loss to Springfield on Friday that ended its playoff hopes. … The Sound Tigers currently sit in fifth place in the Atlantic Division, 13 points back of the Penguins. … They entered Friday hot on Hershey’s trail (.006 percentage points back) for the final playoff slot in the Atlantic Division before their debacle against the Thunderbirds. … Bridgeport has gone 0-2-0-0 at Mohegan Sun Arena this season… Steve Bernier and Devon Toews (who leads all rookie defenseman in assists with 38) lead all Sound Tigers with three points (1G-2A) against the Penguins. … Josh Ho-Sang has 20 points (7G-13A) over his last 17 games.
Dominik Simon-Teddy Blueger-Jean-Sebastien Dea
Garrett Wilson-Oskar Sundqvist-Ryan Haggerty
Nick Sorkin-Jarrett Burton-Adam krause
Cody Wydo-Troy Josephs-Pat McGrath
Jeff Taylor-Frank Corrado
Brett Stern-Kevin Schulze
Dylan Zink-Ethan Prow
Healthy scratches: Derrick Pouliot, David Warsofsky, Tim Erixon, Connor Hall, Niclas Almari, Christian Hilbrich, Kevin Porter, Tom Kostopoulos, Ryan Segalla
Injured/out: Zach Aston-Reese (upper-body, undisclosed), Barry Goers (upper-body, day-to-day), Sahir Gill (upper-body week-to-week), Thomas Di Pauli (upper-body, week-to-week), Stuart Percy (upper-body, done for the season), Lukas Bengtsson (illness, done for the season)