IceCaps – Marlies: A Numbers Game (Nov. 6, 2016)

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:

Andrighetto – Terry – Friberg                                                Barberio – Didier

Hudon – Audette – Scherbak                                                  Johnston – Samuelsson

Matteau – McCarron – de la Rose                                          Lernout – Racine

Broll – Farnham – Eisenschmid

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches: Gregoire, Parisi, Didier, Crisp, Brouillette and MacMillan


IceCaps in Montreal: Carr and Hanley

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


2  The IceCaps power play went 1 for 7 tonight to bring their season total to 14 for 50 for a 28.0% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 3rd ranked PP in the league with a 30.2% success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 6 tonight to bring their season total to 44 for 55 for a 80.0% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 19th ranked PK in the league with a 81.6% success rate.

4  The IceCaps were out-shot by the Marlies 31-30Andrighetto and Terry led the IceCaps with 5 shots while Kapanen led the Marlies and all players with 8 shots. (1st period 11-7 Marlies, 2nd period 10-10 tie, 3rd period 13-10 IceCaps)

5  This was the 2nd of 12 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 1-1-0-0 record scoring while giving up 4.

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 6-5-1-0 scoring 42 while giving up 39. Their road record is 2-3-1-0 scoring 19 while giving up 21 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 6-3-1-0 scoring 37 while giving up 28.  The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .131 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 6-5-1-0  scoring 42 while giving up 39. Last year as the Bulldogs their record was 6-4-1-1 scoring 37 and giving up 41.

9  Quick points:

  • a) Matteau scored his 4th goal of the season but his 1st on a goalie the other 3 are all empty netters.
  • b) Terry scored a goal giving him 13 points to lead the team in scoring 1 point ahead of Hudon.
  • c) St. John’s has given up at least 1 power play goal in 6 straight games.
  • d) Terry had 4 of the 7 IceCap shots on goal in the 1st period.
  • e) Andrighetto picked up an assist giving him 5 goals and 6 assists in his last 9 games played.
  • f)  McCarron had a goal called off due to a high stick.
  • g) Friberg has 0 points, 0 shots and an even rating since returning to the line up 2 games ago.
  • h) Lindgren has given up 13 goals on a 204 shots for a SV% of .936.
  • i) Since returning 2 games ago, de la Rose has 0 points, 0 shots, 6 minutes in penalties and a +2 rating.
  • j) The IceCaps have now given up 10 power play goals in their last 6 games on just 29 chances for a 65.5% success rate.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Kasperi Kapanen of Toronto with 2 goals, 8 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Mark Barberio of St. John’s with 1 assist, 4 shots and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Brendan Leipsic of Toronto with 1 goal, 2 shots and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Chris Terry with 1 goal, 5 shots and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Kasperi Kapanen of Toronto with 2 goals, 8 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Rinat Valiev of Toronto with 2 assists and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 5 shots and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Mark Barberio with 1 assist, 4 shots and an even rating.

12 The IceCaps give up three first period goals dropping a 3-2 decision to the Marlies in front of 4402 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Stefan Matteau picks up a loose puck in the corner turns and fires beating Garrett Sparks at 5:09 of the first period putting the Icecaps up 1-0.

Kasperi Kapanen ties the game at 12:52 of the opening period with the lone assist going to Rinat Valiev.

Brendan Leipsic puts the Marlies on top scoring a power play goal at 19:20 of the first with helpers going to Rinat Valiev and Colin Smith.

Kasperi Kapanen would extend the lead to two scoring another power play goal just 23 seconds later with assists to Andrew Neilson and Byron Froese.

Chris Terry cuts the lead in half scoring on the power play at 13:55 of the second period with helpers to Sven Andrighetto and Mark Barberio.

The third period was a scoreless affair with the IceCaps out shooting the Marlies 13 to 10.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 28 of 31 shots in a losing cause while Garrett Sparks would stop 28 of 30 shots to pick up the win. Final score: 3-2 Marlies.

Next game for the IceCaps is Friday, Nov. 11 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds.

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