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