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Eastern Conference Final Game 6: St. John’s IceCaps (STJ leads 3-2)

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Eastern Conference Final Game 6 — St. John’s IceCaps

AHL Game: M6

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Series: STJ leads 3-2 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens staved off elimination by winning 4-2. Zach Sill’s late third period goal with 15.8 left propelled the Penguins to victory. Chuck Kobasew and Andrew Ebbett returned from injury and had an immediate impact, with Kobasew potting two goals and Ebbett notching two assists.

What to Watch For: Special teams. Coming back to this again. St. John’s has scored goals while on a two-man advantage for three straight games. The Penguins need to be more disciplined. Also, Wilkes-Barre’s power play is 0-for-27, they have to get going now if they have any chance of winning this game and ultimately the series.

Referee(s): Graham Skilliter / Mark Lemelin

Linesmen: Jim Vail / Trent Knorr

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live / Local on the CW Network (WSWB in Wilkes-Barre)

When is Game 7?: If the Penguins don’t win tonight, there is no Game 7. If they do, Game 7 is Wednesday night.

* – game played in Newfoundland, Canada, which is 90 minutes ahead of Wilkes-Barre time.

Eastern Conference Final Game 5: St. John’s IceCaps (STJ leads 3-1)

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Eastern Conference Final Game 4 — St. John’s IceCaps

AHL Game: M5

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Series: STJ leads 3-1 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 2-1. Brian Dumoulin had the only goal for the Penguins in the loss.

What to Watch For: Two guys named Chuck and Andrew. That’s Kobasew and Ebbett, respectively. They practiced Friday, will they play. If they play, can they contribute. If they contribute, will it be enough? There is no margin for error tonight.

Referee(s): T.J. Luxmore / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Francis Trempe / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 6?: If the Penguins don’t win tonight, there is no Game 6. If the Penguins do win, Game 6 is Tuesday in St. John’s.

Eastern Conference Final Game 4: St. John’s IceCaps (STJ leads 2-1)

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Eastern Conference Final Game 4 — St. John’s IceCaps

AHL Game: M4

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Series:  STJ leads 2-1 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night, the Pens lost 5-0. IceCaps goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped all 30 shots faced by the Penguins.

What to Watch For: Best. If the Penguins have any chance of winning this series, they have to win tonight. In order to do so, expect their best effort of the playoffs, with the lineup that they have available to them.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Geno Binda

Linesmen: Trent Knorr / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 5?: Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05 p.m.

Eastern Conference Final Game 3: St. John’s IceCaps (Series Tied 1-1)

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Eastern Conference Final Game 3 — St. John’s IceCaps

AHL Game: M3

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Series:  Series Tied 1-1 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Last Game:  Sunday in Game 2 in St. John’s, the Pens lost 2-1. Wilkes-Barre hit five posts in the game and IceCaps net minder Michael Hutchinson made 34 saves as the IceCaps evened the best-of-seven series at a game a pice with a 2-1 win. Anton Zlobin had the only goal for the Penguins in the loss.

What to Watch For: Last game it was IceCap Improvement, this time I’ll say Penguin Improvement. No one in that Wilkes-Barre locker room is going to blame the five posts that they hit in the loss as an excuse in why the series is split shifting back to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Penguins know they need to be better, so look for them to be as they try to take a 2-1 series lead tonight on home ice.

Referee(s): Mark Lemelin / Darcy Burchell

Linesmen: Trent Knorr / Francis Trempe

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 4?: Tomorrow night in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05 p.m.

Eastern Conference Final Game 2: St. John’s IceCaps (WBS leads 1-0)

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Eastern Conference Final Game 2 — St. John’s IceCaps

AHL Game: M2

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Series: WBS leads 1-0 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night in St. John’s, the Penguins got goals from Chuck Kobasew, Conor Sheary and Tom Kostopoulos, 31 saves from Peter Mannino, and a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill as they took Game 1 from the IceCaps 3-2. Andrew Gordon scored twice for the IceCaps in the loss.

What to Watch For: IceCap Improvement. Hey, St. John’s is a hell of a team. They don’t want to go down 0-2 to the Penguins as the series shifts back to Northeastern PA Wednesday. Expect the IceCaps to be better. For the Penguins, they can work on a few things to improve on and have just as good a chance as the IceCaps to bring the series back home 2-0 rather than split 1-1.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Trevor Hanson

Linesmen: John Grandt / Jim Vail

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 3?: Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05 p.m.

* – game played in Newfoundland, Canada, which is 90 minutes ahead of Wilkes-Barre time.

Eastern Conference Final Game 1: St. John’s IceCaps

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Eastern Conference Final Game 1 — St. John’s IceCaps

AHL Game: M1

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Series: Tied 0-0 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Season Series: Nov. 22: STJ 2 @ WBS 1 — Nov. 23: STJ 2 @ WBS 5 — Dec. 6: WBS 0 @ STJ 5 — Dec. 7: WBS 3 @ STJ 0

Top Four Scorers for the Penguins vs. the IceCaps:1. Bobby Farnham (3 GP, 2-2-4, +4) 2. Brendan Mikkelson (4 GP, 0-4-4, +5) 3. Tom Kostopoulos (4 GP, 1-1-2, -1) 4. Jayson Megna (2 GP, 1-1-2, +2)

Top Four Scorers for the IceCaps vs. the Penguins: 1. Carl Klingberg (4 GP, 2-1-3, +1) 2. Eric O’Dell (3 GP, 2-1-3, -1) 3. Brendan Kichton (4 GP, 0-3-3, -2) 4. Kyle MacKinnon (4 GP, 0-3-3, -1)

How the IceCaps got here: They defeated the Albany Devils in four games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and defeated the Norfolk Admirals in six games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

How the Penguins got here: They defeated the Binghamton Senators in four games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and defeated the Providence Bruins in seven games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

What to Watch For: IceCaps rink rust, having not played in a week vs. the Penguins more active legs coming off of two games this week including a Game 7 Wednesday. Does IceCaps veteran leader Jason Jaffray play? His status was day-to-day. These two teams played four times in the regular season but since both lineups have gone through some changes.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Trevor Hanson

Linesmen: John Grandt / Joe Maynard

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

When is Game 2?: Sunday evening in St. John’s, at 6 p.m. Wilkes-Barre time.

* – game played in Newfoundland, Canada, which is 90 minutes ahead of Wilkes-Barre time.

Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 7: Providence Bruins (Series Tied 3-3)

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Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 7 — Providence Bruins

AHL Game: J7

Who: Providence Bruins

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Series: Series Tied 3-3 (best of seven)

Media Kit

Last Game: Monday in Wilkes-Barre, the Bruins got two goals from Alexander Khokhlachev while goaltender Niklas Svedberg bade 36 saves as Providence forced this deciding seventh game with a 4-1 win over the Penguins. Conor Sheary scored for Wilkes-Barre in the loss.

What to Watch For: Anything. As in, anything can happen in a Game 7.

Referee(s): Dave Lewis / Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Francis Trempe / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins / @WBSGameDay / @AHLBruins

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /providencebruins

Instagram: wbspenguins / ahlbruins

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @MarkDivver

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / PRO: Nick Gagalis @NickGagalis

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: 103.1 WILK-FM / For Providence: WNRI 1380 AM

Television: AHL Live

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