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: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis
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 1 for 3 to bring their season total to 44 for 246 for a 17.9% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 15th ranked PP in the league with a 17.7% 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 213 for 269 for a 79.2% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 27th ranked PK in the league with a 78.9% success and have scored 6 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps out shot the Americans 29-25. Audette led the IceCaps with 5 shots while Bonis led the Americans with 5 shots. (1st period 11-6 IceCaps, 2nd period 10-10 tie, 3rd period 9-6 Americans)
5 This was the 8th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 6-1-1-0 record scoring 24 while giving up 17.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 31-25-7-1 scoring 181 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 14-12-4-0 scoring 88 while giving up 94.
7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 7-2-1-0 scoring 27 while giving up 19. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .039 pct behind division leader Syracuse and are 10th in the conference .162 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 31-25-7-1 scoring 181 while giving up 186. Last year their record was 28-25-8-3 scoring 175 and giving up 200.
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 stops all 25 shots he faced to pick up his 21st win and 4th shutout of the year to lead the IceCaps to a 2-0 over the Rochester Americans in front of 3480 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Charles Hudon opens the scoring at 3:58 of the first period scoring his 23rd of the year to put the IceCaps up 1-0 with helpers going to Keegan Lowe and Josiah Didier.
Chris Terry makes it 2-0 scoring on the power play at 9:01 of the first period with Nikita Scherbak and Joel Hanley drawing the assists.
There would be no scoring in the final two period with the Americans outshooting the Icecaps 19-18 over that span.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 25 of 25 shots to pick up the win while Linus Ullmark who would stop 27 of 29 in a losing cause. Final Score: 2-0 IceCaps.
Next game for the IceCaps Tuesday, Mar. 21 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.