IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Dec. 26, 2016)

IceCaps victory over the Marlies (Photo: Brooke Colley)

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

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

Audette – Friberg                                                                               Brouillette – Hanley

Farnham – de la Rose – Gregoire                                                     Parisi – Lernout

Broll – Eisenschmid – Veilleux                                                           Racine – Johnston

Crisp – MacMillan – MacLean                                                            Samuelsson

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Pitton

Scratches: Didier, Andrighetto, Danis and Gagnon

Injuries: Scherbak, Matteau and Hudon

IceCaps in Montreal: Carr, Barberio, Terry and McCarron

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower


  •  Andrighetto and Hanley were was sent back on Dec. 24.
  • Pitton, Gagnon and MacLean were brought up from the Beast on Dec. 25.
  • Fucale was loaned to team Canada for the Spengler Cup.

2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 3 to bring their season total to 30 for 121 for a 24.8% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 3rd ranked PP in the league with a 25.4% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 4 tonight and scored a shorthanded goal to bring their season total to 103 for 130 for a 79.2% success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 23rd ranked PK in the league with a 79.4% success rate and have scored 1 shorty.

The IceCaps were out-shot by the Marlies 25-15. Brouillette, Eisenschmid and MacLean led the IceCaps with 2 shots each while Rychel led the Marlies and all players with 5 shots. (1st period 10-3 Marlies, 2nd period 10-3 IceCaps, 3rd period 12-2 Marlies)

5 This was the 5th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-2-0-0 record scoring 10 while giving up 9.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 15-12-3-0 scoring 88 while giving up 90. Their road record is 7-6-3-0 scoring 43 while giving up 44 while their home record now stands at 8-6-0-0 scoring 45 while giving up 46.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 5-3-2-0 scoring 27 while giving up 31. The IceCaps are currently in 3rd place in the division .114 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 8th in the conference .225 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 15-12-3-0 scoring 88 while giving up 90. Last year their record was 15-8-5-2 scoring 94 and giving up 96.

9 Quick points:

  • a) The Icecaps had 3 shots on goal in the 1st period with all of them coming from defencemen.
  • b) The IceCaps have now been out-shot 19 times in 30 games with a record of 10-6-3-0 in those games.
  • c) Lindgren has now won 2 in a row giving up 1 goal on 58 shots for a SV% of .983.
  • d) No IceCap skater has had more than 3 shots on goal in the last 4 games.
  • e) Friberg picked up an assist giving him points in 2 straight games.
  • f) de la Rose had an assist giving him 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 6 games.
  • g) Over Lindgren’s last 4 games he has given up 7 goals on 125 shots for a SV% of .944 and has a record of 2-1-1-0.
  • h) Gregoire scored a goal giving him 2 goals in his last 3 games.
  • i) Tonight 6 IceCaps were held shot-less, 9 had just 1 shot, 3 had 2 shots and 0 recorded 3 shots.
  • j) The IceCaps haven’t given up just 1 power play goal in their last 5 games stopping 17 of 18 attempt for a 94.4% success rate.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 24 of 25 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Jeremy Gregoire of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 shot and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Kirby Rychel of Toronto with 1 goal, 5 shots and a -1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Joel Hanley with 1 shot and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 24 of 25 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Kirby Rychel of Toronto with 1 goal, 5 shots and a -1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Jeremy Gregoire of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 shot and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Philip Samuelsson with 1 shot and a +2 rating.

12  Charlie Lindgren makes 24 saves to lead the IceCaps to a 2-1 victory over the Marlies in front of 7264 fans at   Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.

The first period would be scoreless with the Marlies out-shooting the IceCaps 10-3.

Daniel Audette scores his 4th of the year at 5:52 of the second period with helpers going to Jacob de la Rose and Max Friberg.

Jeremy Gregoire make it 2-0 IceCaps scoring a shorthanded goal at 11:42 of second period unassisted.

Kirby Rychel cuts the lead in half scoring a power play goal at 3:47 of the third period with assists going to Andreas Johnsson and Andrew Nielsen.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 24 of 25 shots in the win while Antonie Bibeau would stop 13 of 15 on the losing side. Final Score: 2-1 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps is Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Utica Memorial Arena in Utica, New York where they take on the Utica Comets.

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