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 2 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 3, 4 and 5 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 waning seconds with the IceCaps' Josh Morrissey in the box for kneeing, but were unable to bat a second puck past Michael Hutchinson, 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.