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 46-29. Bartley 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:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
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.
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:
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.