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SEASON ENDS IN ST. JOHN’S

Michael Hutchinson turned aside all 34 shots he faced as the St. John's IceCaps advanced to the Calder Cup Final with a 5-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday night at the Mile One Centre. Hutchinson allowed just nine goals in the six-game series, and posted a pair of shutouts to lead the IceCaps to their first championship appearance in the team's third year in the AHL. Eric O'Dell netted his league-high ninth goal of the… read more
Posted on 06/03/14

SILL STUNS ST. JOHN’S WITH LATE GAME-WINNER

Zach Sill’s goal with 15.8 seconds left in regulation will allow the Penguins to fight for at least one more game, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton posted a 4-2 win over the St. John’s IceCaps in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre.  The victory forces a Game Six on Tuesday night in St. John’s, with the IceCaps holding a 3-2 series lead. With time winding down and the game knotted at 2-2, Tom Kostopoulos threw a shot on net from the near boards,… read more
Posted on 05/31/14

ICECAPS DOWN PENS, 2-1, IN GAME FOUR

A pair of power play goals was enough to give the St. John’s IceCaps a 2-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  The win was the third in a row for the IceCaps, who now hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, with Game Five slated for Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre. The game remained scoreless for the first 39-and-a-half minutes before Will O’Neill’s one-timer dinged off the… read more
Posted on 05/29/14

ICECAPS SHUT OUT PENGUINS, 5-0

Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and saw five different teammates score goals, as the St. John’s IceCaps defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-0, in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre.  With the win the IceCaps took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, with Game Four scheduled for Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  Patrice Cormier opened his account for the postseason by tipping home a shot from Josh Morrissey at the Penguins… read more
Posted on 05/28/14

ICECAPS SQUEAK BY PENS IN GAME TWO, 2-1

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… read more
Posted on 05/25/14

GOERS GIVES BACK

Being a professional hockey player has given Barry Goers a chance to see cities throughout North America – from Abbotsford to Anchorage, from Boise to Bridgeport. But it was a non-hockey trip last summer that has had the biggest impact on Goers so far. After his a playoff run with the Central Hockey League’s Denver Cutthroats came to an end, Goers decided he wanted to do a little traveling, while helping the lives of those less fortunate. “Last summer I really wanted to reach out… read more
Posted on 05/24/14

PENS GRAB GAME ONE VS. ICECAPS, 3-2

Chuck Kobasew, Conor Sheary and Tom Kostopoulos tallied for the visitors, while Peter Mannino made 31 saves, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 3-2 win over the St. John's IceCaps in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday night at the Mile One Centre.  Game Two of the best-of-seven series takes place Sunday night at 6:00pm. The teams traded first period goals, with Kobasew opening the scoring at 7:02.  Brian Gibbons carried the puck up the left side and fed… read more
Posted on 05/24/14

PENS HOLD ON TO TAKE GAME SEVEN VS PROVIDENCE, 5-4

RELATED STORY:  PENS TO FACE ICECAPS IN EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted five goals in a span of 5:59, then hung on to post a 5-4 win over the Providence Bruins in Game Seven of the AHL’s Eastern Conference Semifinal round on Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre.  The Penguins eliminated the Bruins from the postseason for the second consecutive season, and will now face the St. John’s IceCaps in the Eastern Conference Final.  Game One takes… read more
Posted on 05/22/14

PENS TO FACE ICECAPS IN EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will face off with the St. John's IceCaps in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final, it was announced on Wednesday night. This marks the second straight year and fifth time overall that the Penguins have reached the Conference Final.   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defeated the Providence Bruins, 5-4, in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal on Wednesday night to advance. The schedule for the Eastern Conference Final is as follows:  Game… read more
Posted on 05/21/14

GOING THE DISTANCE

By Brian Coe   Is there a team historically better than the Penguins when it comes to dealing with high pressure situations in the playoffs?   Doubtful.   Wednesday night’s Game Seven will be the 10th time the Penguins have gone the distance in a playoff series.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton holds a 7-2 mark in the first nine decisive games.   Here’s a quick look back at the full list of series finishers as you get ready to see the Pens and Bruins face off one more time… read more
Posted on 05/20/14
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