The question is, for how much longer?
The baby Penguins, as they are affectionately called by the Penguins faithful, are down three games to one in their second round series against the St. John’s IceCaps. Although none of the games have been blowouts, the baby Pens find themselves on the wrong end of a series deficit, a series that could end tonight with another loss.
Game Two ended with a similar 3-1 score. The difference? It was the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton squad that walked away with the win to even the series. Joey Mormina, Jason Williams, and Eric Tangradi scored for the Pens, while Ben Maxwell replied for the IceCaps.
Game Three went into overtime in a hard fought battle for the series lead. In the end, it was Brock Trotter who ended the game in the extra frame. He also scored in regulation in the IceCaps’ 2-1 win. Eric Tangradi replied for the baby Penguins.
Game Four was another sudden death affair, the second consecutive overtime game in this series. As was the case before, it was the IceCaps squad who walked away with the 3-2 victory. Ben Maxwell, Maxime Macenauer, and Derek Meech all tallied for St. John’s. Tangradi and Colin McDonald replied for the Penguins.
So the stage is set for Game Five this evening. By the time this entry sees the world wide web, the series could either be over or extended to a sixth game. Time will tell if the baby Penguins can extend their series in the AHL playoffs.