IceCaps – Crunch: A Playoff Numbers Game (Apr. 21, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Syracuse Crunch at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches:

Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                                                                       Redmond – Hanley

Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg                                                               Brouillette –  Lernout

Veilleux – Audette – Farnham                                                                  Lowe – Didier

MacMillan – Petti – Camara

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches: Parisi, Broll, Carr, Eisenschmid, Asselin, Johnston and Gregoire.


IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron.

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Crisp, Fucale and Gagnon.


  • Victor Mete was signed to an ATO on Apr. 19
  • Noah Juulsen was loaned to the IceCaps on Apr. 20

2 The IceCaps power play went 1 for 5 tonight to bring their season total to 1 for 5 for a 20.0% success rate.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 3 for 4 for a 75.0% success rate.

The IceCaps were out shot by the Crunch 29-21. Matteau and Terry led the IceCaps with 4 shots while Froese led the Crunch with 6 shots. (1st period 8-5 Crunch, 2nd period 12-8 Crunch, 3rd period 9-8 Crunch)

5 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren gave up 1 goal on 29 shots for a SV% of .966.
  • b) Hudon led all players picking up 2 points both being assists.
  • c) The only goal given up by Lindgren tonight was on the power play.
  • d) All IceCaps players were either even or +1 tonight as the Crunch didn’t score a on 5 goal tonight.
  • e) Terry’s goal was the game winner.
  • f) The IceCaps had 9 players with 0 shots, 3 with just 1 shot, 2 with 2 shots, 2 with 3 shots and 2 with 4 shots.
  • g) Former Hab Dumont had 0 points, 1 shot and a -1 rating while Bournival had 0 points, 0 shots and an even rating.
  • h) Petti, Veilleux, Redmond, Didier, Lernout, MacMillan, Audette, Brouillette and Camara were all held off the shot clock tonight.

6 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 28 of 29 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 2 assists,2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Mike McKenna of Syracuse who stopped 19 of 21 shots.
  • Player of the Game:  No player of the game picked during the playoffs.

7 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 28 of 29 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 2 assists, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 4 shots and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: No player of the game picked during the playoffs.

8  Charlie Lindgren makes 28 saves to lead the IceCaps to a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Crunch in front of 4219  fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Nikita Scherbak scores on the power play at 16:05 of the first period to put the IceCaps up 1-0 with helpers going to Charles Hudon and Jacob de la Rose.

Chris Terry makes it 2-0 at 2:59 of the second period with Charles Hudon drawing the lone assist on the play.

Tye McGinn cuts the lead in half scoring a power play goal at 10:21 of the third period with assists going to Matthew Peca and Brett Howden.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 28 of 29 shots pick up the win while Mike McKenna would stop 19 of 21 in a losing cause. Final Score: 2-1 IceCaps.

St. John’s now leads the series 1-0.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Apr. 22 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Syracuse Crunch.

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