IceCaps – Senators: A Numbers Game (Dec. 14, 2016)


Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Binghamton Senators game at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York.

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

Andrighetto – Hudon – Terry                                                                 Barberio – Hanley

de la Rose – Audette – Friberg                                                             Lernout – Racine

Farnham – Eisenschmid –  Gregoire                                                     Brouillette – Johnston

Broll – MacMillan – Veilleux

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches: Crisp, Didier, Samuelsson, Matteau and Parisi

Injuries: Scherbak

IceCaps in Montreal: Carr and McCarron

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Gagnon and Fucale

Notes: Barberio and Andrighetto were sent back to St. John’s on Dec. 13.

2 The IceCaps power play went 2 for 3 to bring their season total to 29 for 112 for a 25.9% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 3rd ranked PP in the league with a 24.8% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went 4 for 4 tonight to bring their season total to 92 for 118 for a 77.2% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 25th ranked PK in the league with a 78.0% success rate and have scored 1 shorty.

The IceCaps were out-shot by the Senators 41-20. Farnham, Terry and Andrighetto led the IceCaps with 3 shots  each while Lepine led the Senators and all players with 7 shots. (1st period 12-6 Senators, 2nd period 17-7 Senators, 3rd period 8-7 Senators, OT period 4-0 Senators )

5 This was the 2nd of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 1-0-1-0 record scoring while giving up 5.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 13-12-2-0 scoring 81 while giving up 86. Their road record is 5-6-2-0 scoring 36 while giving up 40 while their home record now stands at 8-6-0-0 scoring 45 while giving up 46.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 4-5-1-0 scoring 25 while giving up 35. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .177 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 10th in the conference .210 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 13-12-2-0 scoring 81 while giving up 86. Last year their record was 13-7-5-2 scoring 82 and giving up 86.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren has now lost 4 in a row and 6 of his last 7 starts and has given up 25 goals on 234 shots for a SV% of .893.
  • b) Andrighetto scored a goal and an assist giving him 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 4 games played.
  • c) Barberio picked up 2 assists giving him 5 points all assists in his last 2 games played.
  • d) Racine and Veilleux picked up their first points both assists as an IceCap.
  • e) Over his last 4 games all losses Lindgren has given up 18 goals on just 124 shots for a SV% of just .855.
  • f) Tonight 6 IceCaps were held shot-less, 7 had just 1 shot, 2 had 2 shots and 3 recorded 3 shots.
  • g) This was the 7th time that the IceCaps went to OT this season dropping their record to 2 OTW, 2 OTL, 3 SOW and 0 SOL.
  • h) Andrighetto was on the ice for 5 of the 7 goals scored tonight finishing the game with a -3 rating.
  • i) Former Hab Mike Blunden had 0 points, 1 shot, an even rating and a fight.
  • j) Terry picked up 1 goal and 1 assist giving him points in 5 straight games and 6 goals and 8 assists in his last 9 games played.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Max McCormick of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 assists, 2 shots and a +3 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Charles Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 37 of 41 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Buddy Robinson Binghamton with 1 goal, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Bobby Farnham with 3 shots and an even rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Max McCormick of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 assists, 2 shots and a +3 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Carlisle of Binghamton with 2 assists and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Charles Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 37 of 41 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Chris Terry with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and a -2 rating.

12  The IceCaps drop a 4-3 overtime decision to the Binghamton Senators in front of 2760 fans at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York.

David Broll opens the scoring at 4:42 of the first period putting the IceCaps up 1-0 with assists going to Yannick Veilleux and Jonathan Racine.

Less than 30 seconds later Guillaume Lepine ties the game 1-1 with Francis Perron and Chris Carlisle drawing the assists.

Chris Terry gets his 10th of the year on the power play at 13:09 of the first to put the IceCaps back o top 2-1 with helpers going to Mark Barberio and Sven Andrighetto.

Phil Varone ties the game at 13:15 of the second period with assists going to Jason Akeson and Max McCormick.

Buddy Robinson scores at 9:25 of the third period to put the Senators on top 3-2 with helpers going to Kyle Flanagan and Max McCormick.

Sven Andrighetto would score on the power play at 13:38 of the third to tie the game at three with Chris Terry and Mark Barberio drawing the assists.

The Senators Max McCormick would score at 2:10 of the overtime period to win it with assist going to Patrick Sieloff and Chris Carlisle.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 37 of 41 shots in a losing cause while Matt O’Connor would stop 17 of 20 to pick up the win. Final Score: 4-3 Senators in OT.

Next game for the IceCaps is Friday, Dec. 16 at the Utica Memorial Arena in Utica, New York where they take on the Binghamton Senators.

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