IceCaps – Americans: A Numbers Game (Mar. 3, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Rochester Americans at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.

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

Hudon – Terry – Carr                                                                                          Hanley – Redmond

Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg                                                                         Lowe – Johnston

Farnham – Audette – Scherbak                                                                         Brouillette – Lernout

Veilleux – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

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


IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron.

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


2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 2 to bring their season total to 42 for 221 for a 19.0% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 11th ranked PP in the league with a 19.2% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 0 for 0 tonight to bring their season total to 187 for 238 for a 78.6% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 28th ranked PK in the league with a 78.2% success and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps were out-shot by the Americans 29-27. Hudon, Lernout, Terry and Hanley led the IceCaps with 3 shots each while Baptiste and O’Reilly led the Americans  with 4 shots. (1st period 10-7 Americans, 2nd period 11-9 IceCaps, 3rd period 10-9 Americans)

5 This was the 5th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-1-1-0 record scoring 17 while giving up 14.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 26-23-7-1 scoring 161 while giving up 174. Their road record is 14-11-3-1 scoring 81 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 5-3-2-0 scoring 35 while giving up 29. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .082 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 9th in the conference .187 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 26-23-7-1 scoring 164 while giving up 174. Last year their record was 24-23-7-3 scoring 157 and giving up 183.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren gave up 0 goals on 29 shots to pick up his 3rd shutout of the season.
  • b) Lindgren has a record of 2-1-2-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 12 goals on 129 shots for a SV% of .907.
  • c) Terry had 1 assist and 3 shots giving him 5 goals, 6 assists and 33 shots in his last 7 games played.
  • d) The line of Audette, Farnham and Scherbak combined for 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 shots and a +6 rating.
  • e) After missing 4 games Carr had 0 points, 1 shots and an even rating in his 1st game back.
  • f) Scherbak picked up 1 goal giving him 2 goals and 8 assists in his last 8 games played.
  • g) The trio of Terry, Hudon and Carr combined for 0 goals, 1 assist, 7 shots and a +1 rating.
  • h) Matteau, Brouillette, Veilleux and Gregoire were all held shot-less tonight.
  • i) All 6 of the power play opportunities (4 for the IceCaps and 2 for Rochester) came in the 1st period.
  • j) The IceCaps have scored 7 goals on their last 39 chances on the power play over the last 10 games for a 17.9% success rate.
  • k) Over their last 10 games St. John’s has given up 6 power play goals on 39 chances for a success rate of 84.6%.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who sopped 29 of 29 shots for the win and shutout.
  • 2nd Star: Jacob de la Rose of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Daniel Audette of St. John’s with 2 assists, 1 shot and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Brett Lernout with 1 goal, 3 shots and a +2 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who sopped 29 of 29 shots for the win and shutout.
  • 2nd Star: Bobby Farnham of St. John’s with 2 assists, 2 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Daniel Audette of St. John’s with 2 assists, 1 shot and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Nikita Scherbak with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +2 rating.

12 Charlie Lindgren would stop all 29 shots he faced tonight to lead St. John’s to a 3-0 victory over the Americans in front of 4879 fans at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.

The first period would be scoreless with Rochester out-shooting St. John’s 10-7.

Jacob de la Rose opens the scoring at 1:33 of the second period scoring his 6th of the year to put the IceCaps up 1-0 with assists going to Jeremy Gregoire and Chris Terry.

Brett Lernout makes it 2-0 at 11:18 of the second period with helpers going to Daniel Audette and Bobby Farnham.

Nikita Scherbak scores at 10:05 of the third period to put St. John’s up 3-1 with Bobby Farnham and Daniel Audette drawing the assists.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 29 of 29 shots to pick up the win while Linus Ullmark who would stop 24 of 27 in a losing cause. Final Score: 3-0 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Mar. 4 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto Ontario where they take on the Toronto Marlies.

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