AHL Eastern Conference Finals Preview

(1) Norfolk Admirals vs. (2) St. John’s IceCaps

In what looks to be an outstanding 1 vs. 2 match-up, The IceCaps and Admirals will play a fast-paced, thrilling Eastern Conference Finals series, set to begin Thursday in Virginia. The IceCaps are fresh off their Game 7 series win versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, while the Admirals finished off the Connecticut Whale in 6 games.

Top Scorers (Playoffs)

ST. JOHN`S:

Brock Trotter           11GP 5G 5A

Aaron Gagnon          11GP 5G 4A

Derek Meech            11GP 4G 4A

Paul Postma              11GP 1G 7A

Spencer Machacek    11GP 0G 7A

 

NORFOLK:

Alexandre Picard      10GP 6G 6A

Alex Killorn               10GP 3G 8A

Trevor Smith            10GP 3G 6A

Mark Barberio          10GP 2G 4A

Cory Conacher        10GP 1G 5A

 

Goaltenders:

Eddie Pasquale (STJ)   11GP  7W  4L  2.22GAA  0.927SV%

Jarolsav Janus (NOR)   4GP  3W  1L  1.69GAA  0.937SV%

Dustin Tokarski (NOR) 6GP  4W  3L  2.40GAA  0.907SV%

 

 

Season Series:

November 18th, 2011 @ Norfolk:   L 1-2

November 19th, 2011 @ Norfolk:   L 0-2

March 28th, 2012 @St. John’s:       L 2-6

March 30th, 2012 @St. John’s:       W 3-1

 

Playoff Schedule:

THURS May 17th, 2012 @ Norfolk (Norfolk Scope Arena) 8:45 NST
SAT May 19th, 2012 @ Norfolk (Norfolk Scope Arena) 9:30 NST
MON May 21st, 2012 @ St. John’s (Mile One Centre) 7:30 NST
TUES May 22nd, 2012 @ St. John’s (Mile One Centre) 7:30 NST
SAT *May 26th, 2012 @ St. John’s (Mile One Centre) 7:30 NST
TUES *May 29th, 2012 @ Norfolk (Norfolk Scope Arena) 8:45 NST
WED *May 30th, 2012 @ Norfolk (Norfolk Scope Arena) 8:45 NST

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Charles Dart is a regular contributor at winnipegwhiteout.com and passionate 18 year old St. John's IceCaps season ticket holder who lives in St. John's.