1 A quick look at tonight’s line combos and D pairings along with injuries and scratches:
Hudon – Terry – Scherbak Redmond – Brouillette
Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg Parisi – Didier
Veilleux – Audette – Farnham Lowe – Johnston
Broll – Petti – Camara
Starting Goalie: Fucale
Backup Goalie: Danis
Scratches: Hanley, Billingsley, MacMillan, Carr, Eisenschmid, Asselin and Gregoire.
IceCaps in Montreal: McCarron, Lernout and Lindgren.
IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Crisp, and Gagnon.
2 The IceCaps power play went 2 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 53 for 277 for a 19.1% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 12th ranked PP in the league with a 18.2% success rate and have given up 6 shorthanded goals.
3 St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 242 for 302 for a 80.1% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 26th ranked PK in the league with a 79.9% success and have scored 9 shorthanded goals.
4 The IceCaps out shot the Senators 27-24. Terry, Friberg and Johnston led the IceCaps with 3 shots each while Paul led the Senators with 4 shots. (1st period 8-7 IceCaps, 2nd period 10-6 IceCaps, 3rd period 11-9 Senators)
5 This was the 8th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 3-2-2-1 record scoring 25 while giving up 22.
6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 34-29-8-2 scoring 208 while giving up 214. Their road record is 18-15-3-1 scoring 103 while giving up 101 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 4-4-1-1 scoring 29 while giving up 28. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .072 pct behind division leader Toronto and are 10th in the conference .176 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 34-29-8-2 scoring 208 while giving up 214. Last year their record was 30-32-8-3 scoring 196 and giving up 237.
9 Quick points:
10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:
11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:
12 Zach Fucale stops all 24 shots he faces to lead St. John’s to a 5-0 beating of the Binghamton Senators in front of 3580 fans at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
The first period would be scoreless with the IceCaps outshooting the Senators 8-7.
Just 54 seconds into the second period Jacob de la Rose scores on the power play to put the IceCaps up 1-0 with assists going to Chris Terry and Zach Redmond.
Zach Redmond makes it 2-0 scoring on the power play at 1:45 of the third with Chris Terry and Charles Hudon picking up the assists.
Niki Petti gets his 1st pro goal at 8:41 of the third putting the Icecaps up 3-0 with helpers going to Anthony Camara and Keegan Lowe.
Bobby Farnham makes it 4-0 at 18:25 of the third with assists going to Daniel Audette and Tom Parisi.
Stefan Matteau scores with 6 seconds left in the game to make it 5-0 with helpers ging to Tom Parisi and Jacob de la Rose.
Zach Fucale would stop 24 of 24 shots to pick up the win while Marcus Hogberg would stop 22 of 27 in a losing cause. Final Score: 5-0 IceCaps.
Next game for the IceCaps Sunday, Apr. 9 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York where they take on the Utica Comets.