1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches:
Hudon – Terry – Scherbak Hanley – Redmond
Matteau – Audette – Friberg Lernout – Brouillette
Veilleux – Farnham – Gregoire Samuelsson – Johnston
Broll – MacMillan – Camara
Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis
Scratches: Ranger, Eisenschmid, Didier, Parisi and de la Rose.
IceCaps in Montreal: Andrighetto, Carr and McCarron.
IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Fucale, Crisp and Gagnon.
2 The IceCaps power play went 1 for 4 to bring their season total to 36 for 186 for a 19.4% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 10th ranked PP in the league with a 19.2% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 2 for 2 tonight and scored a shorthanded goal to bring their season total to 156 for 201 for a 77.6% success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 29th ranked PK in the league with a 77.4% success rate and have scored 4 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps were out-shot by the Penguins 31-26. Matteau led the IceCaps with 4 shots each while Blueger led the Penguins with 5 shots. (1st period 11-9 Penguins, 2nd period 8-8 tie, 3rd period 12-9 Penguins)
5 This was the 4th of 4 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-1-0-0 record scoring 14 while giving up 10.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 22-20-5-1 scoring 133 while giving up 145. Their road record is 12-10-3-1 scoring 72 while giving up 74 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 3-6-1-0 scoring 24 while giving up 31. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .087 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 9th 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 22-20-5-1 scoring 133 while giving up 145. Last year their record was 20-18-7-3 scoring 137 and giving up 156.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 Charlie Lindgren makes 31 saves and St. John’s scores 4 unanswered second period goals on their way to a 4-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in front of 3689 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA.
The first period would be a scoreless with the Penguins out-shooting the IceCaps 11-9.
Charles Hudon opens the scoring at the 7 minute mark of the second period getting his 14th of the year unassisted.
Chris Terry gets his team leading 15th goal of the year just 49 seconds later with assists to Nikita Scherbak and Ryan Johnston.
Zach Redmond scores his 1st as an IceCap at 15:57 of the second on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 3-0 IceCaps with Chris Terry and Max Friberg drawing the assists.
Yannick Veilleux makes it 4-0 scoring a shorthanded goal at 18:40 of the second period with assists to Max Friberg and Julien Brouillette.
The third period would be scoreless with the Penguins out-shooting the IceCaps 12-9.
Charlie Lindgren would stop 31 of 31 shots to pick up the win while Casey DeSmith would stop 22 of 26 shots in a losing cause. Final Score: 4-0 IceCaps.
Next game for the IceCaps Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. where they take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.