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: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

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

Injuries: 

IceCaps in Montreal: Andrighetto, Carr and McCarron.

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

Notes: 

  • Carr was sent down by Montreal on Feb. 11.
  • McCarron was sent down by Montreal on Feb.13.

2 The IceCaps power play went 1 for 6 to bring their season total to 38 for 200 for a 19.0% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 10th ranked PP in the league with a 19.1% success rate and have given up 4 shorthanded goals.

3 St. John’s penalty kill went for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 166 for 212 for a 78.3%  success rate Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 29th ranked PK in the league with a 78.0% success rate and have scored 5 shorthanded goals.

The IceCaps out-shot the Senators 47-20. Matteau led the IceCaps with shots while Hagel, McCormick and Harpur led the Senators with 3 shots each. (1st period 11-3 Senators, 2nd period 15-3 IceCaps, 3rd period 26-4 IceCaps, OT period 3-2 IceCaps)

5 This was the 4th of 8 meetings between the two teams with St. John’s holding a 1-0-2-1 record scoring 10 while giving up 10.

6 The IceCaps season record now stands at 23-21-6-1 scoring 141 while giving up 155. Their road record is 13-11-3-1 scoring 78 while giving up 81 while their home record now stands at 10-10-3-0 scoring 63 while giving up 73.

7 In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 3-5-2-0 scoring 25 while giving up 32. The IceCaps are currently in 4th place in the division .082 pct behind division leader Syracuse and 9th in the conference .230 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 23-21-6-1 scoring 141 while giving up 155. Last year their record was 22-19-7-3 scoring 145 and giving up 162.

9 Quick points:

  • a) Lindgren gave up 3 goals on 20 shots for a SV% of .850.
  • b) Lindgren has a record of 2-2-1-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 11 goals on 139 shots for a SV% of .921.
  • c) Carr in his 1st game since being sent back had 0 points, 3 shots and a -2 rating.
  • d) McCarron in his 1st game since being sent back had 0 points, 3 shots and an even rating.
  • e) The IceCaps had more shots in the 3rd period 26 than the Senators had in the whole game 20.
  • f) Hudon picked up 1 assist giving him a 4 game point streak consisting of 3 goals and 3 assists.
  • g) The IceCaps have scored just 4 goals on their last 50 chances on the power play over the last 13 games for a 8.0% success rate.
  • h) Scherbak had 1 assist to give him 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 2 games played.
  • i) Every IceCap had a shot on goal tonight except Friberg and Farnham.
  • j) Terry had a goal giving him 5 goals and 5 assists in his last 7 games.
  • k) The IceCaps gave up 0 power play goals on 3 chances tonight, over their last 7 games they have given up 3 goals on 26 chances for a 88.5% success rate.
  • l) This was the 15th time the IceCaps went to OT dropping their record to 5 OTW, 6 OTL, 3 SOW and 1 SOL.

10 A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Chris Driedger of Binghamton who stopped 45 of 47 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 6 shots and a -1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Casey Bailey of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Daniel Carr with 3 shots and a -2 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Chris Driedger of Binghamton who stopped 45 of 47 shots.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 goal, 6 shots and a -1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Casey Bailey of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Stefan Matteau with 7 shots and an even rating.

12  The IceCaps drop a 3-2 decision to the Senators in overtime in front of 3413 fans at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Max McCormick opens the scoring at 8:52 of the first period putting the Senators up 1-0 with assists going to Nick Paul and Chris Carlisle.

Just 30 seconds later Jack Rodewald makes it a 2-0 game with Kyle Flanagan and Alex Krushelnyski drawing the assists.

The second period would be scoreless after a shorthanded goal by the IceCaps was waved off they would go on to out-shooting the Senators 15-3.

Ryan Johnston scores at 6:49 of the third to cut the lead in half with Max Friberg drawing the lone assist on the play.

With less than 2 minutes left in the third, the net empty and the IceCaps on a power play Chris Terry scores his team leading 17th goal of the year to send the game to overtime. Nikita Scherbak and Charles Hudon would be awarded the assists on the play.

Casey Bailey would end the game with just 31 seconds left in overtime to give the Senators a 3-2 win with Chris Rumble and Jason Akeson getting the assists.

Charlie Lindgren would stop just 17 of 20 shots in a losing cause while Chris Driedger would stop 45 of 47 shots to pick up the win. Final Score: 3-2 Senators in OT.

Next game for the IceCaps Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Binghamton Senators.

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