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 – Carr Hanley – Redmond
Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg Lowe – Johnston
Farnham – Audette – Scherbak Brouillette – Lernout
Veilleux – MacMillan – Gregoire
Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis
Scratches: Eisenschmid, Didier, Ranger, Parisi, Broll and Camara.
IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron.
IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Fucale, Crisp and Gagnon.
2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 6 to bring their season total to 42 for 227 for a 18.5% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 11th ranked PP in the league with a 19.0% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 5 tonight to bring their season total to 191 for 243 for a 78.6% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 28th ranked PK in the league with a 78.6% success and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps out-shot the Marlies 27-21. Terry led the IceCaps with 4 shots each while Wrenn, Moore and Cameranesi led the Marlies with 3 shots. (1st period 8-5 Marlies, 2nd period 10-8 IceCaps, 3rd period 11-5 IceCaps)
5 This was the 8th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-5-0-0 record scoring 14 while giving up 21.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 26-24-7-1 scoring 165 while giving up 177. Their road record is 14-12-3-1 scoring 82 while giving up 84 while their home record now stands at 12-12-4-0 scoring 83 while giving up 92.
7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-4-2-0 scoring 32 while giving up 32. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .063 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 9th in the conference .179 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 26-24-7-1 scoring 165 while giving up 177. Last year their record was 25-23-7-3 scoring 160 and giving up 184.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 St. John’s gives up three early goals dropping a 3-1 decision to the Marlies in front of 5537 fans at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.
Trevor Moore gets Toronto on the board first scoring a power play goal at 11:40 of the opening period with Andreas Johnsson and Seth Griffith drawing the assists on the play.
Tony Cameranesi makes a 2-0 game scoring at 7:59 of the second period with assists going to Frederik Gauthier and Tobias Lindberg.
Travis Dermott extends Toronto’s lead to three scoring at 9:12 of the second with helpers going to Brett Finley and Trevor Moore.
Just 37 seconds later Keegan Lowe scores his first as an IceCap to make it a 3-1 game with Max Friberg and Stefan Matteau picking up the assists.
The third period would be scoreless with the IceCaps out-shooting them 11-5.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 18 of 21 shots in a losing cause while Antoine Bibeau who would stop 26 of 27 to pick up the win. Final Score: 3-1 Marlies.
Next game for the IceCaps Sunday, Mar. 5 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto Ontario where they take on the Toronto Marlies.