IceCaps – Devils: A Numbers Game (Apr. 7, 2017)


Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Albany Devils at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

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

Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                                                                           Redmond – Brouillette

Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg                                                                   Parisi – Didier

Veilleux – Audette – Farnham                                                                     Lowe – Johnston

Broll – MacMillan – Camara

Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Fucale

Scratches: Hanley, Billingsley, Petti, Carr, Eisenschmid and Gregoire .

Injuries: 

IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron, Lernout and Lindgren.

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

Notes:  

  • Brett Lernout recalled to Montreal on Apr. 6.
  • Forward Niki Petti signed to ATO on Apr. 6.
  • Defenseman Tim Billingsley signed to PTO on Apr. 7.

2 The IceCaps power play went 2 for 5 tonight to bring their season total to 51 for 274 for a 18.6% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 13th ranked PP in the league with a 18.2% success rate and have given up 5 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 239 for 299 for a 79.9% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 26th ranked PK in the league with a 80.0% success and have scored 7 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps were out shot by the Devils 33-25Terry led the IceCaps with 5 shots while Camper led the Devils with 7 shots. (1st period 10-5 Devils, 2nd period 15-9 Devils, 3rd period 12-8 Icecaps)

5 This was the 8th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 2-4-2-0 record scoring 39 while giving up 41.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 33-29-8-2 scoring 203 while giving up 214. Their road record is 17-15-3-1 scoring 98 while giving up 101 while their home record now stands at 16-14-5-1 scoring 105 while giving up 113.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-4-1-1 scoring 27 while giving up 29. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .064 pct behind division leader Toronto 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 33-29-8-2 scoring 203 while giving up 214. Last year their record was 29-32-8-3 scoring 193 and giving up 235.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Danis gave up 4 goals on 33 shots for a SV% of .879.
  • b) Danis has a record of 1-3-0-1 over his last 5 starts giving up 16 goals on 144 shots for a SV% of .889.
  • c) Terry had 1 goal and 1 assist giving him 6 goals and 5 assists in his last 11 games played and a 5 game point streak.
  • d) Hudon picked up 1 assist giving him 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 5 games played.
  • e) Scherbak had an assist giving him 3 assists in his last 3 games played.
  • f) Redmond had 1 goal and 1 assist and had the tie goal called back due to time running out.
  • g) Of the 7 goals scored tonight 3 were on the power play 2 by St. John’s and 1 by the Devils.
  • h) The IceCaps had 6 players with 0 shots, 3 with just 1 shot, 7 with 2 shots, 1 with 3 shots and 1 with 5 shots.
  • i) Matteau, de la Rose and Friberg combine for 3 shots and an even rating.
  • j) The Line of Hudon, Terry and Scherbak combine for 1 goal, 3 assists, 7 shots and a -3 rating.
  • k) The IceCaps have scored 8 goals on their last 36 chances on the power play over the last 11 games for a 22.2% success rate.
  • l) Over their last 11 games St. John’s has given up 5 power play goals on 42 chances for a success rate of 88.1%.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Nick Lappin of Albany with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Brian Gibbons of Albany with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Keegan Lowe of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 shots and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Chris Terry with 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots and a -1 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Nick Lappin of Albany with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots and a -1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Carter Camper of Albany with 1 assist, 7 shots and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Zach Redmond with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.

12  St. John’s spots Albany an early 3 goal lead fights back to tie it but loses 4-3 in front of 2639 fans at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

Shane Harper gets the Devils on the board first scoring at 10:12 of the opening period with assists going to Steven Santini and Seth Helgeson.

Nick Lappin makes it 2-0 scoring at 1:38 of the second period with helpers to John Quenneville and Josh Jacobs.

Just 15 seconds later Brian Gibbons puts the Devils up 3-0 with Blake Pietila picking up the lone assist on the play.

Chris Terry scores on the power play at 11:49 of the second to make it a 3-1 game with assists going to Zach Redmond and Charles Hudon.

Zach Redmond scores on a 5-on-3 power play to cut the lead to one at 17:54 of the second with helpers going to Chris Terry and Nikita Scherbak.

Keegan Lowe ties the game at 5:26 of the third with David Broll and Anthony Camara drawing the assists.

Nick Lappin gets the game winner with 1 minute to go in the third with Carter Camper and Jacob MacDonald picking up the assists.

Yann Danis would stop 29 of 33 shots in a losing cause while Mackenzie Blackwood would stop 22 of 25 to pick up the win. Final Score: 4-3 Devils.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Apr. 8 at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Arena in Binghamton, New York where they take on the Binghamton Senators.

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