IceCaps – Senators: A Numbers Game (Nov. 15, 2016)

Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Binghamton Senators game at the Floyd 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:

Hudon – Audette – Scherbak                                                            Barberio – Brouillette

Matteau – McCarron – de la Rose                                                    Lernout – Samuelsson

Farnham – Eisenschmid – Friberg                                                   Paris – Didier

Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Danis

Scratches: Johnston, Racine and Crisp

Injuries: n/a

IceCaps in Montreal: Carr, Andrighetto, Terry and Hanley

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Coderre-Gagnon, Fucale and Veilleux


  1. Chris Terry was recalled from St. John’s to Montreal on Nov. 14.
  2. Connor Crisp was recalled from Brampton to St. John’s on Nov. 14.
  3. Jeremie Blain was released from his AHL contract, it was a mutual agreement between the two parties.

2  The IceCaps power play went 1 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 18 for 65 for a 27.7% success rate. Note: The IceCaps entered the game with the 2nd ranked PP in the league with a 27.4% success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 3 for 3 tonight to bring their season total to 54 for 68 for a 79.4% success rate. Note: The Icecaps entered the game with the 24th ranked PK in the league with a 78.5% success rate.

4  The IceCaps were out-shot by the Senators 32-29. Matteau led the IceCaps and all players with 5 shots while Robinson, McCormick and Varone led the Senators with 4 shots. (1st period 12-9 IceCaps, 2nd period 9-9 tie, 3rd period 14-8 Senators)

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

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 7-7-1-0 scoring 50 while giving up 47. Their road record is 3-5-1-0 scoring 27 while giving up 29 while their home record now stands at 4-2-0-0 scoring 23 while giving up 18.

7  In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 6-4-0-0 scoring 36 while giving up 28. The IceCaps are currently in 5th place in the division .244 pct behind division leader Toronto. 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 7-7-1-0  scoring 50 while giving up 47. Last year their record was 6-5-1-1 scoring 42 and giving up 48.

9  Quick points:

  • a)  Barberio picked up 1 assist giving him 1 goal and 5 assists in his last 5 games played.
  • b) When Lindgren is in-goal St. John’s is 7-2-0-0 without him they are 0-5-1-0.
  • c) The Icecaps have now scored power play goals in 5 straight games going 7 for 27 for a success rate of 25.9%.
  • d) Matteau scored a goal giving him 5 goals in his last 6 games.
  • e) Hudon broke a 3 game scoreless streak picking up a goal to give him 9 on the season to lead the team.
  • f) Scherbak picked up a goal giving him 3 points in his last 2 games played.
  • g) Tonight was the 1st time in 8 games that the IceCaps didn’t give up a power play goal.
  • h) de la Rose picked up his 1st point since returning to the lineup 5 games ago.
  • i) Friberg, Farnham and Eisenschmid were the only IceCaps to record a negative rating all finishing at -1.
  • j)  Lindgren has now stopped 279 of 298 shots for a SV% of .936.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 goals, 5 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Mark Barberio of St. John’s with 1 assist and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Jack Rodewald of Binghamton with 1 goal, 2 shots and + 1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Max Friberg with 2 shots and a -1 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star:  Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 goals, 5 shots and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Charlie Lindgren of  St. John’s who stopped 30 of 31 shots.
  • 3rd Star: Mark Barberio of St. John’s with 1 assist and a +1 rating.
  • Player of the Game: Stefan Matteau with 1 goal, 5 shots and a +1 rating.

12  Charlie Lindgren makes 30 saves and the IceCaps score 3 unanswered goals on their way to a 4-1 win over the Senators in front of 2295 at the Floyd Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton,New York.

Nikita Scherbak opens the scoring at the 59 second mark of the first period making it 1-0 IceCaps with the lone assist going to Charles Hudon.

Jack Rodewald ties the game at 8:46 of the second period with assists going to Buddy Robinson and Chris Rumble.

David Broll scores his first of the year at 17:43 of the middle frame to put the IceCaps back on top 2-1 with helpers going to Mark MacMillan and Brett Lernout.

Stefan Matteau makes it a 3-1 game at 6:17 of the third with assists to Michael McCarron and Jacob de la Rose.

Charles Hudon scores his team leading 9th goal of the year on the power play at 7:53 of the third period to put the IceCaps up by three with helpers going to Mark Barberio and Daniel Audette.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 30 of 31 shots to pick up the win while Chris Driedger would stop 25 of 29 in a losing cause. Final Score: 4-1 IceCaps.

Next game for the IceCaps is Friday, Nov. 18 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York where they take on the Rochester Americans.

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