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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
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)
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
Broadcasters: For WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / For STJ: Brian Rodgers
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.
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