IceCaps – Devils: A Numbers Game (Jan. 20, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Albany Devils game 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 – McCarron – Terry                                                    Brouillette – Lernout

Veilleux – Audette – Scherbak                                               Parisi – Hanley

Broll – Farnham – Friberg                                                      Samuelsson – Racine

Camara – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches: J. McCarron, Matteau, Ranger and Didier

Injuries: Eisenschmid

IceCaps in Montreal: Carr, Barberio, Terry, Johnston, Andrighetto and de la Rose

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Fucale, Crisp and Gagnon


2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 4 to bring their season total to 34 for 159 for a 21.9% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 8th ranked PP in the league with a 21.4% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 2 for 2 tonight and scored a shorthanded goal to bring their season total to 133 for 173 for a 77.3%  success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 27th ranked PK in the league with a 77.1% success rate and have scored 3 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps were out-shot by the Devils 28-19. Hudon led the IceCaps with 5 shots while Thomson led the Devils with 4 shots. (1st period 8-6 IceCaps, 2nd period 10-3 Devils, 3rd period 12-8 Devils)

5 This was the 4th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 1-3-0-0 record scoring 11 while giving up 17.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 20-16-4-1 scoring 116 while giving up 124. Their road record is 10-8-3-1 scoring 59 while giving up 64 while their home record now stands at 10-8-1-0   scoring 57 while giving up 59.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-4-1-1 scoring 24 while giving up 32. The IceCaps are currently in 3rd place in the division .077 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 8th in the conference .206 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 20-16-4-1 scoring 116 while giving up 124. Last year their record was 18-14-6-3 scoring 123 and giving up 135.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren broke a 5 game losing streak in which he went 0-3-1-1 gave up 19 goal on 127 shots for a SV% of .850.
  • b) McCarron picked up a goal giving him a 4 game point streak in which he has 3 goals and 2 assists
  • c) Lindgren stopped 26 of 28 shots for a SV% of .929.
  • d) Only 1 IceCap had over 3 shots on goal (Hudon 5) while 8 had 0, 4 had 1 and 5 had 2.
  • e) Hudon picked up an assist giving him 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 games played.
  • f) The IceCaps now have a record of 14-9-3-0 when being out-shot by their opponent.
  • g) The Icecaps had 0 shots in the first 13 minutes of third period but finished the period with 8.
  • h) Samuelsson picked up an assist breaking a 24 game scoreless streak.
  • i) Lernout and Hudon were on the ice for 5 of the 6 goals tonight with Lernout finishing with a +1 rating while Hudon ended up a -1.
  • j) Terry picked up a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games in which he has scored 7 goals and 11 assists.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 26 of 28 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Brian Gibbons of Albany with 1 shot and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Julien Brouillette with an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 26 of 28 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 assist, 5 shots and a -1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Brett Lernout with 1 assist and a +1 rating.

12  St. John’s scores two third period goals to beat the Albany Devils 4-2 in front of 3537 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Just 18 seconds into the opening period Vojtech Mozik scores unassisted to put the devils up 1-0.

Jeremy Gregoire tips a shot beating Ken Appleby to tie the game at 10:13 of the first period with assists going to Mark MacMillan and Phillip Samuelsson.

Chris Terry extends his point streak to ten games scoring an unassisted shorthanded goal at 15:35 of the opening frame.

With less than a minute to go in the second period Ryan Kujawinski ties the game knocking in a rebound with helpers going to Nick Lappin and Josh Jacobs.

Michael McCarron would break the tie at 14:51 of the third period scoring his 6th of the year from Charles Hudon and Chris Terry.

Max Friberg would seal the deal with less than two minutes to go in the third, scoring an empty netter to make it 4-2 with Brett Lernout and Bobby Farnham drawing the assists on the play.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 26 of 28 shots to pick up the while Ken Appleby would stop just 15 of 18 shots in a losing cause. Final Score: 4-2 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Albany Devils.

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