IceCaps – Senators: A Numbers Game (Feb. 14, 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, Newfoundland.

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

Hudon – Terry – Scherbak                                                                         Hanley – Redmond

Matteau – de la Rose – McCarron                                                             Brouillette – Johnston

Carr – Audette – Friberg                                                                             Parisi – Lernout

Veilleux – Farnham – Camara

Starting Goalie: Danis
Backup Goalie: Lindgren

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


IceCaps in Montreal: Andrighetto, Carr and McCarron.

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


2 The IceCaps power play went 0 for 3 to bring their season total to 38 for 203 for a 18.7% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 11th ranked PP in the league with a 19.0% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went for 6 tonight to bring their season total to 170 for 218 for a 78.0%  success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 28th ranked PK in the league with a 78.3% success rate and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps out-shot the Senators 35-33. Terry led the IceCaps with shots while Rodewald led the Senators with 6 shots. (1st period 11-3 Senators, 2nd period 15-3 IceCaps, 3rd period 13-7 IceCaps)

5 This was the 5th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 1-1-2-1 record scoring 14 while giving up 16.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 23-22-6-1 scoring 145 while giving up 161. Their road record is 13-11-3-1 scoring 78 while giving up 81 while their home record now stands at 10-11-3-0 scoring 67 while giving up 79.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 3-6-1-0 scoring 29 while giving up 38. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .082 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 9th in the conference .235 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 23-22-6-1 scoring 145 while giving up 161. Last year their record was 23-19-7-3 scoring 148 and giving up 164.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Danis gave up 5 goals on 32 shots for a SV% of .844.
  • b) Danis has a record of 1-3-1-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 19 goals on 158 shots for a SV% of .874.
  • c) Hudon picked up 1 goal and 1 assist giving him a 5 game point streak consisting of 4 goals and 4 assists.
  • d) Terry had an assist giving him 5 goals andassists in his last 8 games.
  • e) Friberg, Lernout and de la Rose all finished the game with a team low -2 rating.
  • f) Redmond was on the ice for 6 of the 10 goals scored tonight finishing the game with a +1 rating.
  • g) Veilleux finished the game with a team high +2 rating.
  • h) Carr picked up a goal giving him 5 goals and 4 assists in the 8 games he has played this season.
  • i) Lernout, Farnham, Audette and Camara were all held shot-less tonight.
  • j) Former Hab Blunden had 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • k) The IceCaps have scored just 4 goals on their last 53 chances on the power play over the last 14 games for a 7.5% success rate

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Jason Akeson of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Phil Varone of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.
  • Player of the Game: Yannick Veilleux with 1 goal, 3 shots and a +2 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Ben Harpur of Binghamton with 4 assists, 2 shots and an even rating.
  • 2nd Star: Phil Varone of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Mike Blunden of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a +2 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Charles Hudon with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.

12  St. John’s drops their second straight game to the Binghamton Senators this time losing 6-4 in front of 4158 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Jack Rodewald puts the Senators on the board first scoring at 2:14 of the opening period with assists going to Alex Krushelnyski and Guillaume Lepine.

Yannick Veilleux ties the game at 9:36 of the first period with helpers going to Bobby Farnham and Anthony Camara.

Max McCormick makes it 2-1 Binghamton at 12:40 of the first with Mike Blunden and Ben Harpur drawing the assists on the play.

Charles Hudon picks up his 17th of the year at 4:26 of the second period to tie the game 2-2 with Ryan Johnston and Joel Hanley picking up the assists.

Nick Paul restores Binghamton lead scoring on the power play at 6:56 of the middle frame with assists being awarded to Ben Harpur and Jason Akeson.

Phil Varone extends the Senators lead to two scoring at 17:04 of the second with assists going to Jason Akeson and Mike Bluden.

Just 19 seconds into third period Jason Akeson makes it a 5-2 game with helpers going to Phil Varone and Ben  Harpur.

Stefan Matteau cuts the lead to two scoring at 5:51 of the third with Zach Redmond drawing the lone assist.

Daniel Carr makes it a one goal game scoring at 17:40 of the third with helpers going to Charles Hudon and Chris Terry.

With 4 seconds left in the game Mike Blunden scores an empty netter with assists going to Phil Varone and Ben Harpur.

Yann Danis would stop just 27 of 32 shots in a losing cause while Andrew Hammond would stop 31 of 35 shots to pick up the win. Final Score: 6-4 Senators.

Next game for the IceCaps Saturday, Feb. 18 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Syracuse Crunch.

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