IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Nov. 19, 2016)


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:

Matteau – McCarron – de la Rose                                                   Barberio – Lernout

Andrighetto – Audette – Scherbak                                                  Johnston – Brouillette

Farnham – Eisenschmid – Friberg                                                  Didier – Samuelsson

Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie:Danis
Backup Goalie: Lindgren

Scratches: Parisi, Racine, Crisp and Veilleux

Injuries: n/a

IceCaps in Montreal: Carr, Terry, Hudon and Hanley

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Coderre-Gagnon, and Fucale


  1. Sven Andrigetto was sent down to St. John’s from Montreal on Nov. 18.

2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 2 to bring their season total to 19 for 74 for a 25.7% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 4th ranked PP in the league with a 26.4%success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 2 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 61 for 77 for a 79.2%success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 21st ranked PK in the league with a 79.7% success rate.

4  The IceCaps were out-shot by the Marlie 27-19. Friberg led the IceCaps and all players with 4 shots while  Valiev, Leipsic, Leivo and Gauthier led the Marlies with 3 shots each. (1st period 13-11 IceCaps, 2nd period 9-5  Marlies, 3rd period 7-1 Marlies )

5  This was the 3rd of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 2-1-0-0 record scoring while giving up 5.

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 9-7-1-0 scoring 56 while giving up 51. Their road record is 5-5-1-0 scoring 33 while giving up 33 while their home record now stands at 4-2-0-0 scoring 23 while giving up 18.

7  In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 6-4-0-0 scoring 32 while giving up 27. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .177 pct behind division leader 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 9-7-1-0  scoring 56 while giving up 51. Last year their record was 9-5-2-1 scoring 57 and giving up 62.

9  Quick points:

  • a) Eisenschmid scored a goal and an assist giving him 3 point in his last 2 games.
  • b) Danis picked up his 1st win of the season after going 0-2-1-0 to start the year.
  • c) Every Marlie except Loov and Johnsson had a shot on goal tonight.
  • d) The line of Farnham, Friberg and Eisenschmid had 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 shots and a +6 rating.
  • e) In his 1st game back after his call up Andrighetto  had 0 points, 2 shots and an even rating.
  • f) Before tonight Danis had given up 13 goals on just 96 shots for a SV% of .865.
  • g) Friberg scored a goal breaking a 9 game goalless streak.
  • h) This was the 1st time this season that Danis had given up less than 4 goals in a game.
  • i) After tonight the IceCaps record in 1 goal games improves to 3-3-1-0.
  • j) St. John’s took 13 of their 19 shots on goal in the 1st period. In the 3rd period they recorded just 1 shot on goal.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Yann Danis of St. John’s who stopped 26 of 27 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Kasperi Kapanen of Toronto with 1 goal, 2 shots and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Max Friberg of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Markus Eisenschmid with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and +2 rating

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Max Friberg of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Yann Danis of St. John’s who stopped 26 of 27 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Markus Eisenschmid of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Bobby Farnham with 2 assists, 1 shots and a +2 rating.

12   Yann Danis makes 26 saves to lead the IceCaps to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies in front of  6791 fans at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto’s Kasperi Kapanen would open the scoring at 3:40 of the first period with assists going to Brendan Leipsic and Kerby Rychel.

Markus Eisenschmid would tie the game at 6:57 of the second period with helpers going to Max Friberg and Bobby Farnham.

Max Friberg would put the IceCaps on top for good scoring at 15:20 of the middle frame with assists going to Bobby Farnham and Markus Eisenschmid.

The third period would be scoreless with the Marlies out shooting the IceCaps 7 to 1.

Yann Danis would stop 26 of 27 shots to pick up the win while Antoine Bibeau would stop 17 of 19 to get the loss. Final Score: 2-1 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps is Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario where they take on the Toronto Marlies again.

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