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
MacMillan – Petti – Camara
Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis
Scratches: Parisi, Broll, Carr, Eisenschmid, Asselin, Johnston and Gregoire.
IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron.
IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Crisp, Fucale and Gagnon.
2 The IceCaps power play went 1 for 1 tonight to bring their season total to 55 for 286 for a 19.2% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 12th ranked PP in the league with a 18.9% success rate and have given up 6 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 251 for 312 for a 80.4% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 25th ranked PK in the league with a 80.3% success and have scored 10 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps out shot the Marlies 32-26. Farnham led the IceCaps with 5 shots while Rychel and Timashov led the Marlies with 3 shots. (1st period 7-5 IceCaps, 2nd period 12-11 IceCaps, 3rd period 16-7 Marliess)
5 This was the 12th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 5-7-0-0 record scoring 22 while giving up 31.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 36-30-8-2 scoring 216 while giving up 220. Their road record is 19-15-3-1 scoring 104 while giving up 101 while their home record now stands at 17-15-5-1 scoring 112 while giving up 119.
7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 5-5-0-0 scoring 29 while giving up 26. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .060 pct behind division leader Toronto and are 9th in the conference .167 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 36-30-8-2 scoring 216 while giving up 220. Last year their record was 32-33-8-3 scoring 206 and giving up 243.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 St. John’s beats the Toronto Marlies 4-1 to earn a playoff berth against the Syracuse Crunch in front of 5850 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Chris Terry with his 29th of the season at 4:37 of the first period puts the IceCaps up 1-0 with Max Friberg drawing the lone assist on the play.
Anthony Camara makes it 2-0 IceCaps at 2:42 of the second period with helpers going to Daniel Audette and Yannick Veilleux.
Chris Terry scores on the power play at 5:42 of the second making it 3-0 St. John’s that would be it for Garrett Sparks he would be replaced by Kasimir Kaskisuo. Charles Hudon and Jacob de la Rose would be credited with the assists.
Andrew Nielsen cuts the lead to two scoring at 10:34 of the second with assists going to Andreas Johnsson and Seth Griffith.
Daniel Audette makes it 4-1 at 5:23 of the third with Bobby Farnham picking up the lone assist.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 31 of 32 shots pick up the win while Garrett Sparks would stop just 9 of 12 before being replaced by Kasimir Kaskisuo who would stop 13 of 14 in a mop up role. Final Score: 4-1 IceCaps.
Next game for the IceCaps Friday, Apr. 21 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Syracuse Crunch.