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 – Farnham Lowe – Johnston
Veilleux – Audette – Friberg Brouillette – Didier
Camara – MacMillan – Gregoire
Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Lindgren
Scratches: Parisi, Carr 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 243 for a 17.7% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 14th ranked PP in the league with a 17.8% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 210 for 266 for a 78.9% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 27th ranked PK in the league with a 78.6% success and have scored 6 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps were out shot by the Americans 32-27. Hudon, Johnston, Gregoire and de la Rose led the IceCaps with 4 shots each while Grant and Schneider led the Americans with 4 shots each. (1st period 12-10 IceCaps, 2nd period 13-11 Americans, 3rd period 9-4 Americans)
5 This was the 7th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 5-1-1-0 record scoring 22 while giving up 17.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 30-25-7-1 scoring 179 while giving up 186. Their road record is 17-13-3-1 scoring 93 while giving up 92 while their home record now stands at 13-12-4-0 scoring 86 while giving up 94.
7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 6-3-1-0 scoring 28 while giving up 24. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .057 pct behind division leader Syracuse and are 10th in the conference .165 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 30-25-7-1 scoring 179 while giving up 186. Last year their record was 27-25-8-3 scoring 173 and giving up 199.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 Charlie Lindgren makes 31 saves to lead the IceCaps to a 3-1 victory over the Rochester Americans in front of 3653 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Mark MacMillan scores his 5th of the year unassisted at 14:20 of the first period to put the IceCaps up 1-0.
Jeremy Gregoire makes a 2-0 game scoring at 3:21 of the second period with Keegan Lowe drawing the lone assist on the play.
Ryan Johnston extends the lead to three scoring at 11:01 of the middle frame with assists going to Bobby Farnham and Stefan Matteau.
Jean Dupuy cuts the lead to two scoring an unassisted goal at 14:15 of the second period.
The third period would be scoreless with the Americans outshooting the IceCaps 9-4.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 31 of 32 shots to pick up the win while Linus Ullmark who would stop 24 of 27 in a losing cause. Final Score: 3-1 IceCaps.
Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Mar. 18 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Rochester Americans.