IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Apr. 4, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.

 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                                                                    Didier – Lowe

Veilleux – Audette – Farnham                                                                      Brouillette – Lernout

Camara – MacMillan – Eisenschmid

Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Fucale

Scratches: Parisi, Johnston, Carr, Broll and Gregoire .


IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron and Lindgren.

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


2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 4 tonight and gave up a shorthanded goal to bring their season total to 49 for 269 for a 18.2% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 12th ranked PP in the league with a 18.5% success rate and have given up 5 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 236 for 295 for a 80.0% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 26th ranked PK in the league with a 79.8% success and have scored 7 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps were out shot by the Marlies 34-22Hudon led the IceCaps with 4 shots while Rychel led the Marlies with 5 shots. (1st period 10-8 Marlies, 2nd period 13-9 Marlies, 3rd period 11-5 Marlies)

5 This was the 10th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 4-6-0-0 record scoring 18 while giving up 26.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 33-28-8-2 scoring 200 while giving up 210. Their road record is 17-14-3-1 scoring 95 while giving up 97 while their home record now stands at 16-14-5-1 scoring 105 while giving up 113.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 5-3-1-1 scoring 27 while giving up 27. The IceCaps are currently in 3rd place in the division .050 pct behind division leader Toronto and are 8th in the conference .153 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 33-27-8-2 scoring 198 while giving up 205. Last year their record was 29-31-8-3 scoring 193 and giving up 231.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Danis gave up 4 goals on 33 shots for a SV% of .879.
  • b) Danis has a record of 3-2-0-1 over his last 6 starts giving up 14 goals on 169 shots for a SV% of .917.
  • c) Terry had 1 assist giving him 5 goals and 4 assists in his last 10 games played and a 4 game point streak.
  • d) Hudon picked up 1 goal giving him 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 4 games played.
  • e) Lernout was the only IceCap to have a positive rating today finishing with a +1.
  • f) Friberg, Redmond and Hanley all finished the game with –3 rating.
  • g) Lowe, Audette, Hanley and MacMillan were all held shotless tonight.
  • h) The IceCaps had 4 players with 0 shots, 10 with just 1 shot, 1 with 2 shots, 2 with 3 shots and 1 with 4 shots.
  • i) Matteau, de la Rose and Friberg combine for 1 goal, 5 shots and a -5 rating.
  • j) The Line of Hudon, Terry and Scherbak combine for 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 shots and a -1 rating.
  • k) Toronto’s Sparks is now 4-0-0-0 giving up just 4 goals on 98 shots for a SV% of .959 with 2 shutouts while playing the IceCaps this season.
  • l) The IceCaps have scored 6 goals on their last 31 chances on the power play over the last 10 games for a 18.6% success rate.
  • m) Over their last 10 games St. John’s has given up 4 power play goals on 38 chances for a success rate of 89.5%.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Brendan Leipsic of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Steve Oleksy of Toronto with 1 assist, 3 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Kerby Rychel of Toronto with 2 goals, 5 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Bobby Farnham with 2 shots and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Kerby Rychel of Toronto with 2 goals, 5 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Brendan Leipsic of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Justin Holl of Toronto with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +3 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Charles Hudon with 1 goal, 4 shots and an even rating.

12 St. John’s gives up 5 unanswered goals on their way to a 5-2 beating by the Toronto Marlies in front of 7731 fans at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.

Max Friberg scores his 11th of the year unassisted at 16:45 of the first period to put the Icecaps up 1-0.

Just 51 seconds into the second period Charles Hudon with his 25th of the year puts the IceCaps up 2-0 with Nikita Scherbak and Chris Terry drawing the assists.

Frederik Gauthier gets a shorthanded goal at 9:29 of the second period to cut the lead to one with Brendan Leipsic picking up the lone assist.

Justin Holl picks up an unassisted goal at 16:37 of the second period to tie the game 2-2.

Brendan Leipsic scores at the 23 second mark of the third to put the Marlies up 3-2 with assists going to Andrew Nielsen and Trevor Moore.

Kerby Rychel makes it a 4-2 game scoring at 10:49 of the third with helpers going to Seth Griffith and Rinat Valiev.

Kerby Rychel seals the deal with an empty netter at 18:44 of the third to make it 5-2 Marlies with the lone assist going to Steve Oleksy.

Yann Danis would stop 29 of 33 shots in a losing cause while Garrett Sparks would stop 20 of 22 to pick up the win. Final Score: 5-2 Marlies.

Next game for the IceCaps Friday, Apr. 7 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York where they take on the Albany Devils.

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