IceCaps – Devils: A Numbers Game (Feb. 25, 2017)


Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Albany Devils at the 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                                                                           Hanley – Redmond

Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg                                                                    Lowe – Johnston

Veilleux – Audette – Farnham                                                                     Brouillette – Lernout

Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Lindgren

Scratches: Eisenschmid, Didier, Carr, Ranger, Parisi and Camara.

Injuries: 

IceCaps in Montreal: Andrighetto and McCarron.

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

Notes:  

2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 2 to bring their season total to 42 for 219 for a 19.2% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 10th ranked PP in the league with a 19.4% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 183 for 234 for a 78.2% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 28th ranked PK in the league with a 77.8% success and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps and the Devils had 33 each. Hudon, Redmond and Hanley led the IceCaps withshots while Coleman, Pietila, Scarlett and Lappin led the Devils with 4 shots. (1st period 9-9 tie, 2nd period 12-12 tie, 3rd period 12-12 tie)

5 This was the 7th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 2-3-2-0 record scoring 36 while giving up 37.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 25-23-7-1 scoring 161 while giving up 174. Their road record is 13-11-3-1 scoring 78 while giving up 81 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 34 while giving up 32. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .074 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 9th in the conference .204 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 25-23-7-1 scoring 161 while giving up 174. Last year their record was 23-23-7-3 scoring 152 and giving up 182.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Danis gave up 4 goals on 33 shots for a SV% of .879.
  • b) Danis has a record of 2-3-0-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 21 goals on 159 shots for a SV% of .868.
  • c) Broll, Scherbak and Gregoire were all held shot-less tonight.
  • d) Hudon had 2 goals and 1 assist giving him of 8 goals and 5 assists in his last 9 games played.
  • e) Redmond picked up 2 assists giving him 1 goal and 6 assists in his last 7 games played.
  • f) The line of Hudon, Terry and Scherbak combine for 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 shots and a +5 rating.
  • g) Lowe playing in his 2nd game had 3 shots and an even rating.
  • h) The D-Pairing of Redmond and Hanley combine for 2 assists, 8 shots and a +4 rating.
  • i) Scherbak picked up 1 assist giving him 1 goal and 8 assists in his last 7 games played.
  • j) Terry had 1 goal and 2 assists giving him 5 goals and 5 assists in his last 6 games played.
  • k) Of the 9 goals scored tonight 5 of them were scored in the 3rd period (Devils 3 and IceCaps 2)
  • l) The IceCaps have scored just 8 goals on their last 69 chances on the power play over the last 18 games for a 11.6% success rate

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Luke Gazdic of Albany with 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Zach Redmond with 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Reece Scarlett of Albany with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Zach Redmond with 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.

12 St. John’s gives up three third period goals but hangs on to beat the Devils 5-4 in front of 4108 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Brett Lernout scores his 2nd of the year at 3:58 of the opening frame to put the IceCaps up 1-0 with assists going to Julien Brouillette and Yannick Veilleux.

Reece Scarlett ties the game at 10:25 of the first period with Luke Grazdic picking up the lone assist on the play.

Charles Hudon with his 20th of the year at 10:53 of the second puts the IceCaps back on top 2-1 with assists going to Chris Terry and Zach Redmond.

Stefan Matteau increases the lead to two getting his 10th of the year at 15:20 of the middle period with helpers going to Chris Terry and Julien Brouillette.

Luke Grazdic cuts the lead in half scoring at the 40 second mark of the third period with Ben Thomson picking up the lone assist.

Petr Straka ties the game at 9:45 of the third with assists going to Kevin Rooney and Reece Scarlett.

Nick Lappin make sit 4-3 Devils at 13:14 of the third with Karl Stollery drawing the lone assist on the play.

Charles Hudon with his 21st of the season makes it a 4-4 game at 15:07 of the third with Zach Redmond picking up the lone assist.

Just over 30 seconds later Chris Terry gets his 21st of the year to put the Icecaps back on top 5-4 with assists going to Nikita Scherbak and Charles Hudon.

Yann Danis would stop 29 of 33 shots to pick up the win while Mackenzie Blackout who would stop 28 of 33 in a losing cause. Final Score: 5-4 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps Friday, Mar. 3 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY where they take on the Rochester Americans.

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