#AHL Game Seven Preview: #WBSPens Look to Complete Comeback

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have battled back from a 3-0 series deficit to force tonight's winner-take-all Game Seven in Providence, Rhode Island, against the Bruins. They are just the fourth team in league history that have forced a seventh game after trailing 3-0. Tonight, they try to be the third team to complete the comeback.

"Our job is not done yet. The goal wasn't to push it to Game Seven, it was to win the series. That's our job," Brad Thiessen said.

Usually, the team that has won three games in a row heading into Game Seven has all the momentum. I wouldn't necessarily say that is true after seeing the Bruins rack up 20 shots in the third period of Game Six Monday night.
"It's Game Seven," Trevor Smith said, "Anything can happen. That's how we felt in Game Six. We are going to regroup and get ready for the battle Wednesday night."

The Penguins have played in three elimination games already this series, so it's not like the mindset has changed much. Like Warren Peters told me after Monday night's overtime win, there's still a 60-minute hockey game to be played. Peters said the message to the younger guys in the room is to go out there and play, but don't get too caught up in the moment.

I'll end with this quote for a Game Seven tonight - probably the quote of the season to date.

"No one plays in their backyard for Game Three," Warren Peters said. "It's always Game Seven. You remember the Game Sevens. It'll be an experience and like I said, if we put the work in hopefully it will be a good one."

Expected starters in net, the WBS lineup and more after the jump.

Starting goalies

Penguins - Brad Thiessen (4-1, 1.05 GAA, .964 SV%, 1 SO)
Bruins - Niklas Svedberg (6-5, 3.12 GAA, .895 SV%, 0 SO)

Expected WBS lines




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