IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Feb. 14, 2016)

Scherbak trying to break through the Marlies (Photo: IceCaps)

Scherbak trying to break through the Marlies (Photo: IceCaps)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Toronto Marlies game at the Mile One  Center in St. John’s Newfoundland.

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

Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway                           Bartley– Ellis

Bozon – McCarron – Friberg                               Hanley – Lernout

McNally – MacMillan – Ranger                           Johnston – Dietz

Scott – Miceli – Bakker

Starting Goalie: Pasquale

Scratches: Didier and Bennett

Injuries: Crisp (concussion), Eisenschmid, Gregoire, Dumont and Bournival

IceCaps in Montreal: Barberio, Andrighetto, Lessio, de la Rose and Carr

IceCaps in Brampton: Brown and Thrower


2  The IceCaps power play went 1 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 37 for 195 for a 19.0% success rate. The power play entered the game in 10th place scoring 36 goals on 191 attempts for a 18.5% success rate along with giving up 3 shorthanded goals. At home the power play entered the game in 6th place scoring just 22 times on 100 attempts for a 22.0% success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 6 for 6 tonight to bring their season total to 185 for 218 for a 84.9% success rate. The penalty kill entered the game in 13th place giving just 33 goals on 212 attempts for a 84.4% success rate while scoring 3 shorthanded goal. At home the penalty kill entered the game in 18th place giving up 18 goals on 112 attempts for a success rate of 83.9%.

4  The IceCaps were outshot by the Marlies 46-29Bartley led the Icecaps with 5 shots while Frattin led the Marlies and all players with 8 shots. (1st period 11-10 IceCaps, 2nd period 19-10 Marlies, 3rd period 17-8 Marlies )

5  This was the 10th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 6-3-1-0 record scoring 42 while giving up 36.

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 22-19-7-3 scoring 145 while giving up 162. Their road record is 10-11-2-2 scoring 61 while giving up 78 while their home record now stands at 11-8-5-1 scoring 83 while giving up 84.

7  In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-5-1-0 scoring 22 while giving up 27. They entered the game in 4th place in their division, 9th place in the conference and 19th place in the league and are .240 percentage points behind 1st place Toronto. 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 22-19-7-3 scoring 145 while giving up 162. Last year as the Bulldogs their record was 26-19-6-0 scoring 141 and giving up 132.

9  Quick points:

  • a) In Pasquale’s last 5 games he has a record of 1-2-1-0 giving up 12 goals on 171 shots for a SV% of .930.
  • b) St. John’s record when being outshot by their opponent stands at 15-11-5-3.
  • d) Hudon picked up an assist giving him 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 7 games played.
  • e) This was the 13th time that St. John’s has scored only 1 goal in a game going 0-11-2-0 scoring 13 while giving up 47.
  • f) Holloway had 1 goal giving him 2 goals and 5 assists over his last 4 games played.
  • g) The IceCaps entered the game rank 23rd in the league in shots forth with an average of just 28.88 per game.
  • h) The IceCaps are ranked 25th in the league in shots against with an average of 32.72 per game.
  • i) Ellis picked up an assist giving him 1 goal and 3 assists over his last 4 games played.
  • j) The IceCaps have scored 7 power play goals on their last 14 chances for a 50% success rate over their last 4 games.
  • k) The line of Hudon, Scherbak and Holloway combine for 1 goal, 1 assist, 8 shots and a -3 rating.
  • l) The D-paring of Ellis and Bartley had 1 assist, 9 shots and a -2 rating. They took 31% of the total shots on goal.
  • m) This was the 26th time this season that the IceCaps have scored 2 goals or less in a game going 2-17-5-2 scoring 39 goals while giving up 100.
  • n) St. John’s has given up just 2 power play goals on 27 chances over their last 6 games for a 92.6% success rate.
  • o) Scott had 0 points, o shots, a -1 rating, 2 minutes in penalties and saw action on the power play.
  • p) In the 6 games played in February the IceCaps PP has scored 9 goals on 27 chances for success rate of 33.3%.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Brett Findlay of Toronto with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Eddie Pasquale of St. John’s who stopped 44 of 46 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Garrett Sparks of Toronto who stopped 28 of 29 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Michael McCarron with 2 shots and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Brett Findlay of Toronto with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Eddie Pasquale of St. John’s who stopped 44 of 46 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Garrett Sparks of Toronto who stopped 28 of 29 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Bud Holloway with 1 goal, 4 shots and a -1 rating.

12  Brett Findlay scores two goals to lead the Marlies to a 2-1 victory over the Icecaps in front of 6287 fans at the Mile One Center in St. John’s Newfoundland.

The first period would be a scoreless affair with the IceCaps outshooting the Marlies 11-10.

Brett Findlay takes advantage of an IceCap turnover scoring at 5:18 of the second period to put the Marlies up 1-0 with the lone assist going to Kasperi Kapanen.

Brett Findlay gets his 2nd of the game at 3:17 of the third period making it a 2-0 game with helpers to Matt Frattin and Connor Brown.

Holloway had the only goal for St. John's (Photo: IceCaps)

Holloway had the only goal for St. John’s (Photo: IceCaps)

Bud Holloway would break up the shutout scoring on the power play at 16:33 of the final frame making it 2-1 Marlies with assist to Morgan Ellis and Charles Hudon.

Eddie Pasquale would stop 44 of 46 to get the win and shutout while Garrett Sparks would stop 28 of 29 in a losing cause. Final score: 2-1 Marlies.

Next game for the IceCaps is on Wednesday Feb. 17 at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse New York where they take on the Syracuse Crunch.

13  A look at the periods:

1st Period:

  • Marlies 8-5 on the shot clock and 0-0 on the scoreboard in the 1st 10 minutes.
  • IceCaps 6-2 on the shot clock and 0-0 on the scoreboard in the 2nd 10 minutes.
  • Frattin of the Marlies had 3 shots on goal in the period.
  • Pretty even IceCaps power play didn’t look good.

2nd Period:

  • Marlies 14-1 on the shot clock and 1-0 on the scoreboard in the 1st 10 minutes.
  • IceCaps 9-5 on the shot clock and 0-0 on the scoreboard in the 2nd 10 minutes.
  • IceCaps had to kill off a 53 second 5-on-3 power play.
  • Bartley had 3 shots on goal in the period.
  • This period was all Toronto the only thing that saved the IceCaps was Pasquale.

3rd Period:

  • Marlies 9-5 on the shot clock and 0-0 on the scoreboard for the 1st 10 minutes.
  • Marlies 8-3 on the shot clock but 1-0 IceCaps on the scoreboard in the 2nd 10 minutes.
  • Holloway had 2 shots in the period.
  • All Toronto again if it was for Pasquale this game would have been out of reach.


Brampton Beast – ECHL affiliate:

The Brampton Beast were beaten 6-1 by the Toledo Walleye at the Huntington Centre in Toledo Ohio in front of 8000 fans. Brampton now has a record of 15-22-6-3  scoring 121 goals while giving up 164. They are in last place in their division with 40points, 21 points behind division leading Toledo Walleye.

Travis Brown had 0 goals, 0 assists, 4 shots and a -3 rating.

Dalton Thrower had 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 shots and a -3 rating.

Angelo Miceli has played 25 games scored 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points to go along with a -9 rating. Currently in St. John’s.

Branden McNally has played 7 games scored 0 goals and 1 assist for 1 point to go along with a -4 rating. Currently in St. John’s.

Tim Bozon has played 15 games scored 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points to go along with a -6 rating. Currently in St. John’s.

Mark MacMillan has played 6 games scored 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points to go along with a -2 rating. Currently in St. John’s.

Josiah Didier has played 4 games scored 1 goal and 0 assists for 1 point to go along with an even rating. Currently in St. John’s.

Eddie Pasquale has played 12 games going 4-6-1-1 with a GAA of 3.47 and a SV% of .890. Currently in St. John’s.


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