IceCaps – Americans: A Numbers Game (Mar. 18, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Rochester Americans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s IceCaps.

 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.

The IceCaps out shot the Americans 29-25Audette 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:

  • a) Lindgren gave up 0 goals on 25 shots for a SV% of 1.000 picking up his 4th shutout of the season.
  • b) Lindgren has a record of 3-2-0-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 9 goals on 124 shots for a SV% of .927.
  • c) Hudon picked up his 1st point in 6 games played against the Americans tonight.
  • d) Lowe picked up an assist giving him a 2 game point streak and 3 points in his last 4 games played.
  • e) Terry picked up his team leading 24th goal of the year and 54th point good enough for 3rd place in league scoring.
  • f) Didier had an assist giving him 2 points since returning to the line up 3 games ago.
  • g) Hudon’s goal was his 6th game winner of the year putting him in 2nd place in the league just 1 behind league leader Aburg from Milwaukee.
  • h) Terry’s goal was his 14th on the power play this year putting him in 2nd place 3 behind league leader Carey from Lehigh Valley.
  • i) The IceCaps had 5 players with 0 shots, 5 with 1, 3 with 2, 3 with 3, 1 with 4 and 1 with 5 shots.
  • j) Over their last 10 games St. John’s has given up 5 power play goals on 41 chances for a success rate of 87.8%.
  • k) The IceCaps have scored 2 goal on their last 31 chances on the power play over the last games for a 6.5% success rate.
  • l) Former Habs Bennett had 0 points, 1 shot and an even rating.
  • m) The IceCaps have now won 4 in a row and have outscored tier opponents 11-5 over that period.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 25 of 25 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Josiah Didier of St. John’s with 1 assist , 3 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Linus Ullmark of Rochester who stopped 25 of 25 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Anthony Camara with 1 shot and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 25 of 25 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Linus Ullmark of Rochester who stopped 25 of 25 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 4 shots and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Josiah Didier of St. John’s with 1 assist , 3 shots and a +1 rating.

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.

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