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GAMEDAY: @ St. John’s 10/18

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Away Game: 2

AHL Game: 50

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting: Last night in St. John’s the Pens won 2-1. Reid McNeill scored in overtime to give the Penguins the win. Scott Kosmachuk scored for St. John’s.

Record: For WBS: 1-2-0-0 (2 pts., 5th place East Division) — For STJ: 1-1-2-0 (3 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — UPDATE!

Why you should care: The Penguins showed yesterday that they can in fact win hockey games. They now look for the sweep tonight in St. John’s to cap off a perfect weekend.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Justin Day / Jim Vail

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky@telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

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

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Manchester is in Norfolk this weekend. The Admirals eliminated the Monarchs last Spring in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Next Five Games: @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25, BNG 10/26, @ LV 10/29

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

GAMEDAY: @ St. John’s 10/17

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Away Game: 1

AHL Game: 38

Who: St. John’s IceCaps

Where: Mile One Centre

When: 6:00 p.m.*

Media Kit

Last Game: Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost 4-1 to the Manchester Monarchs. J-S Dea scored his first professional goal and the only goal for the Penguins in the loss. For the IceCaps, they were in Bridgeport on Sunday and lost 6-3. Eric O’Dell had two goals and an assist in the loss.

Record: For WBS: 0-2-0-0 (0 pts., 5th place East Division) — For STJ: 1-1-1-0 (3 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Penguins take to the road in search of their first win of the 2014-15 season on the site where their 2013-14 season ended. Expect a better effort than what you saw this past weekend in Wilkes-Barre.

Referee(s): Terry Koharski

Linesmen: Joe Maynard / Jim Vail

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay // @IceCapsAHL

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /stjohnsicecaps

Instagram: wbspenguins / stjohnsicecaps

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @TLTomVenesky@telyrobinshort / @telybrendan

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

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @CharlesMDart

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For St. John’s: Listen Live

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms home opener is tonight against the team that replaced them in Glens Falls, the Adirondack Flames.

Next Five Games: @ STJ 10/18, @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25, BNG 10/26

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

GAMEDAY: vs. Manchester 10/12

vs. manch white

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Home Game: 2

AHL Game: 24

Who: Manchester Monarchs

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 4:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Last night vs. Lehigh Valley in the home opener, the Penguins lost 5-2. Rookies Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary had the goals for the Pens in the loss. For Manchester, this is their first game of the 2014-15 season.

Record: For WBS: 0-1-0-0 (0 pts., 4th place East Division) — For MCH: This is their first game.

Why you should care: Pens look to shake off a bad performance last night vs. the Phantoms quick against the defending Eastern Conference regular season champion Manchester Monarchs. More of the same from last night will spell bad things for the Penguins this afternoon.

Referee(s): Darcy Burchell / Ryan Fraser

Linesmen: Ryan Knapp / Matt McNulty

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay@MonarchsHockey

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /MonarchsHockey

Instagram: wbspenguins / monarchshockey

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / MCH: Ken Cail @kenmonarchs

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep 

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For MCH: WGIR 610 AM

Television: AHL Live

Promotion(s): None

Other Game to Watch: St. John’s edged the new look Bridgeport Sound Tigers last night, the two rematch today.

Next Five Games: @ STJ 10/17, @ STJ 10/18, @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24, @ HER 10/25

GAMEDAY: vs. Lehigh Valley 10/11

vs. lv-white

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Home Game: 1

AHL Game: 19

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Record: This is the first game for both teams.

Why you should care: Tonight is the beginning of a renewed rivalry with the Phantoms, whom the Penguins will see 12 times this season. It’s an important game for both teams, Lehigh Valley’s first ever AHL game representing their new area and Wilkes-Barre’s home opener. It’s also a divisional contest, so both teams will want to kick off their season on a winning note.

Referee(s): Jamie Koharski

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky / @gblockus

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live / MyNetwork TV (WQMY-TV / Wilkes-Barre)

Promotion(s): Team Magnetic Schedule, courtesy of Geisinger Health System

Other Game to Watch: The defending East Division Champion Binghamton Senators start their season at home vs. the new look Worcester Sharks on the Southern Tier.

Next Five Games: MCH 10/12, @ STJ 10/17, @ STJ 10/18, @ ALB 10/21, SPR 10/24

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.

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