IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Apr. 14, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Toronto Marlies 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 – Brouillette

Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg                                                                  Hanley –  Lernout

Veilleux – Audette – Farnham                                                                     Lowe – Didier

Broll – Petti – Camara

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

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


IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron.

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


  • Zach Fucale was sent to Brampton on Apr. 12.
  • Tim Billingsley was released from his PTO on Apr. 12.

2 The IceCaps power play went 1 for 2 tonight to bring their season total to 54 for 285 for a 18.9% success rate.  Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 12th ranked PP in the league with a 18.7% success rate and have given up 6 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 2 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 248 for 309 for a 80.3% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 25th ranked PK in the league with a 80.4% success and have scored 9 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps out shot the Marlies 28-24. Terry and de la Rose led the IceCaps with 5 shots while Oleksy, Leipsic, Gauthier and Moore led the Marlies with 3 shots. (1st period 10-8 Marlies, 2nd period 13-9 IceCaps, 3rd period 7-5 IceCaps)

5 This was the 11th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 4-7-0-0 record scoring 22 while giving up 31.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 35-30-8-2 scoring 212 while giving up 219. Their road record is 19-15-3-1 scoring 104 while giving up 101 while their home record now stands at 16-15-5-1 scoring 108 while giving up 118.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-5-0-1 scoring 27 while giving up 28. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .047 pct behind division leader Toronto and are 9th in the conference .158 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 35-30-8-2 scoring 212 while giving up 219. Last year their record was 31-33-8-3 scoring 204 and giving up 242.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren gave up 4 goals on 23 shots for a SV% of .826.
  • b) Lindgren has a record of 2-2-1-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 15 goals on 143 shots for a SV% of .895.
  • c) Didier, Lowe and Matteau were all held off the shot clock tonight.
  • d) Hudon had a 2 goals giving him 4 goals and 5 assists in his last 8 games played.
  • e) After missing 3 games Hanley had 1 assist, 1 shot and an even rating.
  • f) The IceCaps had 3 players with 0 shots, 9 with just 1 shot, 3 with 2 shots, 1 with 3 shots and 2 with 5 shots.
  • g) Terry had a 1 assist giving him 2 goals and 6 assists in his last 8 games played.
  • h) Matteau was a team high +1 while Terry was a team low -2.
  • i) The Line of Friberg, de la Rose and Matteau combine for 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots and a -1 rating.
  • j) The Line of Hudon, Terry and Scherbak combine for 2 goals, 1 assist, 8 shots and a -4 rating.
  • k) Terry -2, de la Rose -1 and Brouillette -1 were on the ice for 5 of the 8 goals scored tonight.
  • l) Dermott of Toronto lead all players with a +4 rating.
  • m) Garrett Sparks record against St. John’s this year is 5-0-0-0 with 2 shutouts and a GAA of 1.40.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 2 goals, 2 shots and a -1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Steve Oleksy of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and a +3 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Brett Findlay of Toronto with 2 assists, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Joel Hanley with 1 assist, 1 shot and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Steve Oleksy of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and a +3 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 2 goals, 2 shots and a -1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Josiah Didier of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game:Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 assist, 5 shots and a -2 rating.

12 Charles Hudon scores two goals but it isn’t good enough as the Toronto Marlies drop the IceCap 5-3 in front of 4812 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Steve Oleksy opens the scoring for the Marlies at 2:48 of the first period with helpers going to Brett Findley and Richard Clune.

Just over 4 minutes later Brendan Leipsic scores on the power play to put the Marlies up 2-0 with assists going to Dmytro Timashov and Brett Findley.

Charles Hudon with his 26th of the year on the power play at 8:59 of the first period cuts the lead in half with Joel Hanley and Chris Terry picking up the helpers.

Just 23 seconds into the second period Trevor Moore makes it 3-1 Marlies with the lone assist going to Brendan Leipsic.

Charles Hudon with his second of the night on a breakaway unassisted at 6:45 of the middle frame cuts the lead in half .

Jacob de la Rose scores shorthanded at 18:08 of the second to tie the game 3-3 with assists going to Chris Terry and Charlie Lindgren.

Seth Griffith scores just 30 seconds later to put Toronto back on top 4-3 with Steve Oleksy and Travis Dermott drawing the assists.

With 20 seconds left in the game Rinat Valiev score an unassisted empty netter to make it 5-3 Toronto.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 19 of 23 shots in a losing cause while Garrett Sparks would stop 25 of 28 to pick up the win. Final Score: 5-3 Marlies.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Apr. 15 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Toronto Marlies.

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