IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Jan. 27, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Toronto Marlies game at the 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 – McCarron – Terry                                                      Brouillette – Lernout

Matteau – Audette – Scherbak                                                 Johnston – Hanley

Veilleux – Farnham – Friberg                                                   Samuelsson – Parisi

Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Lindgren

Scratches: J. McCarron, Ranger, Camara and Didier

Injuries: Eisenschmid

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

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Fucale, Crisp and Gagnon


  • Racine was traded to Tampa Bay on Jan. 26.
  • Johnston was sent back from Montreal on Jan. 26.

2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 3 to bring their season total to 34 for 164 for a 20.7% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 9th ranked PP in the league with a 21.1% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 141 for 181 for a 77.9%  success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 27th ranked PK in the league with a 77.4% success rate and have scored 4 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps were out-shot by the Marlies 36-31. Terry led the IceCaps with 4 shots while Rychel led the Marlies with 5 shots. (1st period 14-9 IceCaps, 2nd period 14-5 Marlies, 3rd period 13-12 Marlies)

5 This was the 6th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-3-0-0 record scoring 10 while giving up 17.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 20-17-5-1 scoring 120 while giving up 131. Their road record is 10-8-3-1 scoring 59 while giving up 64 while their home record now stands at 10-9-2-0 scoring 61 while giving up 66.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 3-4-2-1 scoring 21 while giving up 30. The IceCaps are currently in 3rd place in the division .051 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 8th in the conference .201 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 20-17-5-1 scoring 120 while giving up 131. Last year their record was 19-15-6-3 scoring 126 and giving up 140.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren gave up 5 goals on 36 shots for a SV% of .861.
  • b) Over his last 5 starts Lindgren has a record of 1-2-1-1 giving up 15 goals on 150 shots for a SV% of .900.
  • c) Gregoire, Parisi and Audette were all held shot-less tonight.
  • d) Farnham had a goal and an assist giving him 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 3 games.
  • e) Terry picked up an assist giving him 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 5 games since being sent down.
  • f) McCarron had 14 of the 22 penalty minutes that the IceCaps picked up tonight.
  • g) Johnston playing in his first game since being sent down had 1 goal, 2 shots and a +2 rating.
  • h) Lernout and Brouillette both finished the game with a 3 rating.
  • i) The line of Terry, McCarron and Hudon had 1 assist, 9 shots and a -4 rating.
  • j) The D pairing of Hanley and Johnston had 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a +4 rating.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Seth Griffith of Toronto with 2 assists, 4 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Bobby Farnham of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Colin Greening of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 shot and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Max Friberg with 3 shots and a +1 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Seth Griffith of Toronto with 2 assists, 4 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Bobby Farnham of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Yannick Veilleux of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Joel Hanley with 2 assists, 2 shots and a +2 rating.

12   St. John’s drops a 5-3 decision to the Toronto Marlies in front of 5698 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Bobby Farnham opens the scoring at 1:31 of the first period putting the IceCaps up 1-0 with assists going to Joel Hanley and Yannick Veilleux.

Andrew Campbell ties the game at 11:44 of the first with helpers going to Seth Griffith and Travis Dermott.

Just over a minute later Richard Clune puts the Marlies on top 2-1 with William Wrenn and Tony Cameranesi drawing the assists.

Yannick Veilleux would tie the game at 16:04 of the second period with Bobby Farnham drawing the lone assist on the play’.

Less than a minute later Viktor Loov would put the Marlies back on top 3-2 with assists going to Trevor Moore and Seth Griffith.

Ryan Johnston score at 8:26 of the third to tie the game 3-3 with helpers going to Joel Hanley and Chris Terry.

Andrew Nielsen makes it 4-3 Toronto at 14:01 of the third with assists going to Trevor Moore and Marc-Andre Cliche.

Colin Greening would make it 5-3 Marlies at 15:28 of the third period with Andreas Johnsson and Dmytro Timashov picking up the assists.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 31 of 36 shots in a losing cause while Antoine Bibeau would stop 28 of 31 shots to pick up the win. Final Score: 5-3 Marlies.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Toronto Marlies.

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