IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Nov. 20, 2016)

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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 – Samuelsson

Andrighetto – Audette – Scherbak                                                   Lernout – Racine

Farnham – Eisenschmid – Friberg                                                   Parisi –  Johnston

Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches:  Crisp, Brouillette, Didier and Veilleux

Injuries: n/a

IceCaps in Montreal: Carr, Terry, Hudon and Hanley

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


2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 6 to bring their season total to 19 for 80 for a 23.8% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 5th ranked PP in the league with a 25.7%success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 64 for 81 for a 79.0%success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 22nd ranked PK in the league with a 79.2% success rate.

4  The IceCaps were out-shot by the Marlie 40-19. Friberg led the IceCaps with 4 shots while Nielsen, Froese and Kapanen led the Marlies and all players with 5 shots each. (1st period 10-6 Marlies, 2nd period 13-8  Marlies, 3rd period 17-5 Marlies )

5  This was the 4th of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 2-2-0-0 record scoring while giving up 8.

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 9-8-1-0 scoring 56 while giving up 54. Their road record is 5-6-1-0 scoring 33 while giving up 36 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 30 while giving up 25. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .173 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 9-8-1-0  scoring 56 while giving up 541. Last year their record was 9-5-3-1 scoring 58 and giving up 64.

9  Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren entered the game in 8th place in goals against average with a 2.18.
  • b) St. John’s record when being out-shot now stands at 6-5-1-0.
  • c) In the last 3 games the IceCaps have scored just 1 power play goal on their last 15 chances for a success rate of just 6.7%.
  • d) The IceCaps were out shot 67-38 in the 2 game series. Toronto had more shots today 40 then the IceCaps had in the 2 games.
  • e) St. John’s entered the game in 9th place in penalty minutes with an average of 16.24 per game tonight they had 30.
  • f) Only 11 of the 18 IceCaps players had a shot on goal today.
  • g) The only Marlies not to have a shot on goal tonight were Smith and Gauthier.
  • h) St. John’s came into the game in 28th place in shot forth with an average of 26.76 per game.
  • i) The IceCaps entered the game in 22nd place in shots allowed at 31.41 per game.
  • j) Lindgren entered the game in 4th place in SV% with a .933 and 1st in wins with 8.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Andrew Nielsen of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Garret Sparks of Toronto who stopped 19 of 19 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 37 of 39 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Ryan Johnston with an even rating

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 37 of 39 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Andrew Nielsen of Toronto with 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Garret Sparks of Toronto who stopped 19 of 19 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Max Friberg with 4 shots and a -1 rating.

12   Toronto scores 3 third period goals on their way to a 3-0 victory over the IceCaps in front of  6473 fans at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.

After two scoreless periods Andrew Nielsen scores at 3:39 of the third period to put the Marlies up 1-0 with assists going to Brooks Laich and Milan Michalek.

Byron Froese makes it 2-0 scoring on the power play at 13:21 of the third with the lone assist going to Andrew Nielsen.

Brendan Leipsic were score an empty netter with less than a minute to go to seal the deal with helpers to Byron Froese and Justin Holl.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 37 of 39 shots in a losing cause while Garret Sparks would stop 19 of 19 to get the win. Final Score: 3-0 Marlies.

Next game for the IceCaps is Friday, Nov. 25 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Providence Bruins.

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