IceCaps – Penguins: A Numbers Game (Feb. 3, 2017)


Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA.

 1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches:

Hudon – Terry – Carr                                                              Hanley – Redmond

Farnham – McCarron – Matteau                                          Brouillette – Johnston

Scherbak – Audette – Friberg                                                Lernout – Parisi

Camara – MacMillan – Veilleux

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches:, Ranger, Eisenschmid, Gregoire,  Broll, Samuelsson and Didier

Injuries: 

IceCaps in Montreal: Andrighetto and de la Rose

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Fucale, Crisp and Gagnon

Notes: 

  • J. McCarron was released from his PTO on Feb. 3.
  • Carr was sent down on Feb.1.
  • Redmond was sent down on Jan. 31.

2 The IceCaps power play went 1 for 6 to bring their season total to 35 for 176 for a 19.9% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 9th ranked PP in the league with a 20.0% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went for 7 tonight to bring their season total to 155 for 200 for a 77.5%  success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 28th ranked PK in the league with a 76.9% success rate and have scored 4 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps were out-shot by the Penguins 27-26. Terry led the IceCaps with 4 shots while Pouliot led the Penguins with 6 shots. (1st period 10-7 IceCaps, 2nd period 9-8 IceCaps, 3rd period 12-7 Penguins)

5 This was the 3rd of 4 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 2-1-0-0 record scoring 10 while giving up 10.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 21-18-5-1 scoring 125 while giving up 137. Their road record is 11-8-3-1 scoring 64 while giving up 66 while their home record now stands at 10-10-2-0 scoring 61 while giving up 70.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-4-2-1 scoring 23 while giving up 28. The IceCaps are currently in 3rd place in the division .079 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 8th in the conference .244 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 21-18-5-1 scoring 125 while giving up 137. Last year their record was 19-17-6-3 scoring 129 and giving up 148.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren picked up his 15th win stopping 25 of 27 shots for a SV% of .926.
  • b) Lindgren has now won 2 of his last 3 games giving up 9 goals on 91 shots for a SV% of .901.
  • c) Carr in his 1st game back had 2 goals, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • d) Terry picked up 2 assists to give him 2 goals and 6 assists in his last 7 games played.
  • e) Redmond in his 1st game back had 2 assist, 1 shots and a +1 rating.
  • f) Carr now has 3 goals and 2 assists in 4 games played this season.
  • g) MacMillan, Veilleux and Camara were the only IceCaps with a negative rating all finishing with a -1.
  • h) Hudon had 2 assists giving him 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 5 games played.
  • i) The IceCaps broke a 6 game power play goal scoreless streak picking up 1 goal on 6 chances over their last 7 games they have 1 goal on 27 chances for a 3.7% success rate.
  • j) Former Habs Kristo had 0 points, 0 shots and an even rating while Kostopoulos had 2 assists, 1 shot and a -2 rating.
  • k) McCarron had 1 goal and 2 assists in the third period.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Michael McCarron of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Tom Kostopoulos of the Penguin with 2 assists, 1 shot and a -2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Daniel Carr of St. John’s with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Bobby Farnham with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +2 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Michael McCarron of St. John’s with 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Daniel Carr of St. John’s with 2 goals, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Charles Hudon with 2 assists, 3 shots and a +2 rating.

12 Daniel Carr with 2 goals and Micheal McCarron with 3 points lead the IceCaps to a 5-2 win over the Penguins in front of 4822 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA.

Ryan Johnston opens the scoring at 1:02 of the first period scoring his 3rd of the year from Chris Terry and Charles Hudon to put the IceCaps up 1-0.

Ethan Prow scores at 2:37 of the opening period tying the game with assists going to Tom Kostopoulos and Kevin Potter.

Derrick Pouliot puts the Penguins on top scoring on the power play at 11:35 of the first with Sahir Gill and Tom Kostopoulos drawing the assists.

Daniel Carr ties the game at 14:35 of the second period with assists going to Charles Hudon and Chris Terry.

Michael McCarron gets his 7th of the season at 4:57 of the third to put the IceCaps up 3-2 with helpers going to Joel Hanley and Zach Redmond.

Daniel Carr with a power play goal at the 14 minute mark of the third puts the Icecaps up by two with helpers going to Michael McCarron and Zach Redmond.

With less than a minute to go in the game Bobby Farnham scores an empty netter to make it 5-2 IceCaps with Michael McCarron drawing the lone assist.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 25 of 27 shots to pick up the win while Tristan Jarry would stop 21 of 25 shots to pick up the win. Final Score: 5-2 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Giant Center in Hershey PA. where they take on the Hershey Bears.

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