IceCaps – Senators: A Numbers Game (Apr. 1, 2017)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs Binghamton Senators at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s IceCaps.

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

Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                                                                            Redmond – Hanley

Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg                                                                    Didier – Lowe

Veilleux – Audette – Farnham                                                                      Brouillette – Lernout

Broll – Eisenschmid – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Fucale

Scratches: Parisi, Johnston, Carr, Camara and MacMillan.


IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron and Lindgren.

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Crisp, Asselin and Gagnon.


2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 2 tonight to bring their season total to 49 for 265 for a 18.5% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 12th ranked PP in the league with a 18.6% success rate and have given up 5 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 6 for 7 tonight and scored 2 shorthanded goal to bring their season total to 233 for 292 for a 79.8% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 26th ranked PK in the league with a 79.6% success and have scored 7 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps out shot the Senators 34-31de la Rose led the IceCaps with 7 shots while Gormley, Blunden, Varone, Akeson and Bailey led the Senators with 4 shots. (1st period 8-8 tie, 2nd period 16-10 IceCaps, 3rd period 11-10 Senators)

5 This was the 7th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 2-3-1-1 record scoring 20 while giving up 22.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 33-27-8-2 scoring 198 while giving up 205. Their road record is 17-13-3-1 scoring 93 while giving up 92 while their home record now stands at 16-14-5-1 scoring 105 while giving up 113.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 6-2-1-1 scoring 28 while giving up 24. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .051 pct behind division leader Toronto and are 9th in the conference .163 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 33-27-8-2 scoring 198 while giving up 205. Last year their record was 29-30-8-3 scoring 192 and giving up 227.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Danis gave up 2 goals on 31 shots for a SV% of .935.
  • b) Danis has a record of 3-1-0-1 over his last 5 starts giving up 10 goals on 135 shots for a SV% of .926.
  • c) Terry had 2 assists giving him 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 9 games played and a 3 game point streak.
  • d) Hudon picked up 1 goal giving him 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 3 games played.
  • e) Redmond had 1 assist giving him 3 assists in his last 2 games played.
  • f) Hudon’s goal was his 7th game winner of the season.
  • g) White of Binghamton had a game low -4 rating while Redmond and Hanley were a game high +3 each.
  • h) Lowe was the only IceCap to have a minus rating finishing with a -1.
  • i) Didier, Brouillette, Lowe, Broll and Eisenschmid were all held shotless tonight.
  • j) Of the 4 goals scored tonight by the IceCaps 2 of them were scored shorthanded.
  • k) Over their last 9 games St. John’s has given up 4 power play goals on 35 chances for a success rate of 88.6%.
  • l) The IceCaps have scored 6 goals on their last 27 chances on the power play over the last 9 games for a 22.2% success rate.
  • m) Former Habs Blunden had 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and a -3 rating.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Jacob de la Rose of St. John’s with 2 goals, 7 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 goal, 4 shots and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Phil Varone of Binghamton with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and a-1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Stefan Matteau with 1 assist, 3 shots and a +1 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Jacob de la Rose of St. John’s with 2 goals, 7 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Phil Varone of Binghamton with 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots and a-1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Yann Danis who stopped 29 of 31 shots.

12 Jacob de la Rose scores 2 goals to lead the IceCaps to a 4-2 win over the Binghamton Senators in front of 4216 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Mike Blunden scores on a 5-on-3 power play at 5:53 of the first period to put the Senators up 1-0 with assists going to Colin White and Phil Varone.

Just 22 seconds into the middle frame Jacob de la Rose scores his 11th of the year to tie the game 1-1 with Stefan Matteau and Zach Redmond drawing the assists.

Bobby Farnham with his 10th of the year shorthanded puts the Icecaps up 2-1 at 6:47 of the second period with Max Friberg picking up the lone assist.

Phil Varone ties the game at 10:30 of the third period with helpers going to Jason Akeson and Mike Blunden.

Charles Hudon picks up his 24th of the year at 16:24 of the third to put the IceCaps up 3-2 with assists going to Chris Terry and Nikita Scherbak.

Jacob de la Rose scores an empty net shorthanded goal with just 4 seconds left in the game to make it 4-2 IceCaps with Chris Terry get the lone assist on the play.

Yann Danis would stop 29 of 31 shots to pick up the win while Matt O’Connor would stop 30 of 33 in a losing cause. Final Score: 4-2 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps Tuesday, Apr. 4 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario where they take on the Toronto Marlies.

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