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 Parisi – Lowe
Veilleux – Audette – Friberg Brouillette – Johnston
Broll – Farnham – Camara
Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis
Scratches: Didier, Gregoire and MacMillan .
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 4 to bring their season total to 43 for 235 for a 18.3% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 11th ranked PP in the league with a 18.6% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 7 tonight to bring their season total to 199 for 254 for a 78.9% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 27th ranked PK in the league with a 78.3% success and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps and Crunch finished the game with 26 shots each. Terry led the IceCaps with 6 shots while Conacher led the Crunch with 4 shots. (1st period 14-5 IceCaps, 2nd period 13-6 Crunch, 3rd period 9-6 Crunch)
5 This was the 7th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-4-0-0 record scoring 23 while giving up 26.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 27-25-7-1 scoring 170 while giving up 181. Their road record is 15-13-3-1 scoring 87 while giving up 88 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 4-4-2-0 scoring 32 while giving up 29. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .061 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 10th in the conference .173 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 27-25-7-1 scoring 170 while giving up 181. Last year their record was 26-23-8-3 scoring 168 and giving up 191.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 St. John’s gives up three power play goals on their way to a 4-2 loss to the Crunch in front of 4126 fans at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York.
Adam Comrie scores on the power play with less than a minute to go in the first period to put the Crunch up 1-0 with assists going to Cory Conacher and Erik Condra.
Tye McGinn makes it 2-0 at 1:44 of the second period scoring on the power play to make it 2-0 with assists going to Cory Conacher and Matthew Peca.
Max Friberg cut the lead in half at 12:01 of the second period scoring his 9th of the year with helpers going to Julien Brouillette and Jacob de la Rose.
Cory Conacher restores Syracuse’s two goal lead scoring on the power play at 15:53 of the middle frame with assists being awarded to Erik Condra and Matthew Peca.
Stefan Matteau makes it a one goal game picking up his 11th of the year at 7:36 of the third period with Brett Lernout drawing the lone assist on the play.
With 1 second left in the game Cory Conacher gets his 2nd of the game into the empty net to make it 4-2 with assists going to Joel Vermin and Matt Taormina.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 23 of 26 shots in a losing cause while Kristers Gudlevskis who would stop 25 of 27 to pick up the win. Final Score: 4-2 Crunch.
Next game for the IceCaps Friday, Mar. 10 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York where they take on the Rochester Americans.