Anton Zlobin's sixth goal of the playoffs was all the offense the Penguins could muster, as the St. John's IceCaps squeaked to a 2-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Game Two of the AHL's Eastern Conference Final on Sunday night in St. John's.
The best-of-seven series heads to Wilkes-Barre all knotted at one game apiece, with games three, four and five scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night.
Zlobin's goal came with just 64 seconds left in the game, and with netminder Peter Mannino pulled for the extra attacker. The Penguins threatened to tie the game in the waining seconds with the IceCaps' Josh Morrissey in the box for kneeing, but were unable to bat a second puck past Michael Hutchnson, who made 34 saves for the win.
St. John's took a 1-0 lead about 14 minutes into the game. Kyle MacKinnon took a cross ice feed from Blair Riley during an odd man rush, and snapped a shot past Mannino for his second goal of the postseason.
Carl Klingberg made it a 2-0 game 6:24 into the second period with a tip home goal off of a Will O'Neill point shot.
Tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night are on sale now, and the Pens have two fantastic deals for the third round. Once again, the first 500 kids ages 14 and under can get into any home game for FREE with a paid adult ticket to the same game. Plus, the Pens have a three-game center ice package, which features tickets to the club seat section for just $75. These are the best seats in the house, and YOU could be sitting in them.
Penguins ticket reps will be in the office on Monday starting at 9am. Give them a call at 570-208-7367 to get your seats and join the Gold Rush!
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