The St. John's IceCaps have punched their ticket to the AHL Eastern Conference Finals after a grueling series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. This was as even a match-up as one can see over a playoff series, with the final decision coming down to the final seconds of Game 7.
Unlike their first round, five-game series against Syracuse, the IceCaps began their seven-game feud with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at home in St. John's. After the first two games, the teams are tied at one win a piece, with no clear victor in sight.
It was a night to remember in St. John's: the IceCaps first home playoff game and their first home playoff win. Adding to the excitement was the the first IceCaps appearance of top Winnipeg Jets-prospect Mark Scheifele.
For the first time in seven years, Mile One Centre is going to host AHL playoff hockey. The IceCaps have returned to St. Johns to begin their first playoff home-stand in franchise history, after splitting Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with the Syracuse Crunch.