1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches:
Hudon – Terry – Scherbak Hanley – Lernout
Matteau – de la Rose – Carr Lowe – Parisi
Farnham – Audette – Friberg Brouillette – Johnston
Veilleux – MacMillan – Gregoire
Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis
Scratches: Didier, Camara and Broll.
Injuries: Eisenschmid and Redmond (day-to-day)
IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron.
IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Fucale, Crisp, Asselin and Gagnon.
2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 2 to bring their season total to 43 for 237 for a 18.1% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 13th ranked PP in the league with a 18.3% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 202 for 257 for a 78.6% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 28th ranked PK in the league with a 78.3% success and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps out shot the Americans 33-20. Matteau led the IceCaps with 6 shots while Grant led the Americans with 3 shots. (1st period 11-8 Americans, 2nd period 15-5 IceCaps, 3rd period 10-4 IceCaps)
5 This was the 6th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 4-1-1-0 record scoring 19 while giving up 16.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 28-25-7-1 scoring 173 while giving up 183. Their road record is 16-13-3-1 scoring 90 while giving up 90 while their home record now stands at 12-12-4-0 scoring 83 while giving up 92.
7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 5-4-1-0 scoring 32 while giving up 28. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .076 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 10th in the conference .169 behind conference leader Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Note: Winning percentage now determines the standings in the AHL instead of points due to the unbalanced schedule being played by the western teams.
8 After tonight’s game their record now stands at 28-25-7-1 scoring 173 while giving up 184. Last year their record was 26-24-8-3 scoring 169 and giving up 195.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 Bobby Farnham and Max Friberg picked up two points each to lead the IceCaps to a 3-2 win over the Americans in front of 4720 fans at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
Alexander Nylander opens the scoring at 3:13 of the first period picking up his 9th of the year with assists going to Cole Schneider and Patrick Mullen.
Jacob de la Rose ties the game at 4:28 of the second period picking up his 8th of the year with Bobby Farnham and Keegan Lowe drawing the assists on the play.
Kyle Bonis puts the Americans back on top 2-1 scoring at 10:47 of the second with helpers going to Tyson Strachan and Mat Brodie.
Max Friberg with his 10th of the year at 16:20 of the middle frame ties the game with Brett Lernout picking up the lone assist.
With less than a minute to go in the second Bobby Farnham scores to put the IceCaps up 3-2 with Max Friberg drawing the lone assist.
The third period would be scoreless with the IceCaps out-shooting the Americans 10-4.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 18 of 20 shots to pick up the win while Linus Ullmark who would stop 30 of 33 in a losing cause. Final Score: 3-2 IceCaps.
Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Mar. 11 at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York where they take on the Syracuse Crunch.