IceCaps – Wolf Pack: A Numbers Game (Oct. 23, 2016)


Here are some comments and observations from the St. John’s IceCaps vs the Hartford Wolf Pack game at the XL Centre in Hartford, Connecticut.

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

Andrighetto – McCarron – Terry                                      Hanley – Barberio

Farnham – de la Rose – Friberg                                     Samuelsson – Lernout

Matteau – Audette – Gregoire                                         Parisi – Didier

Hudon – Eisenschmid – Scherbak

Starting Goalie: Lindgren
Backup Goalie: Fucale

Scratches: Crisp, Racine, Broll, Johnston, Danis and MacMillan

Injuries: None

IceCaps in Montreal: None

IceCaps in Brampton: Thrower, Coderre-Gagnon and Veilleux


2  The IceCaps power play went 2 for 5 tonight to bring their season total to 8 for 23 for a 34.8% success rate.

3  St. John’s penalty kill went 9 for 9 tonight scoring a shorthanded goal to bring their season total to 25 for 26 for a 96.2% success rate.

4  The IceCaps out-shot the Wolf Pack 31-25Lernout led the IceCaps and all players with 4 shots while Graves and Hrivik led the Wolf Pack with 3 shots each. (1st period 9-8 Wolf Pack, 2nd period 10-8 Wolf Pack, 3rd period 15-6 IceCaps)

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

6  The IceCaps season record now stands at 2-3-1-0 scoring 19 while giving up 21. Their road record is 2-3-1-0 scoring 19 while giving up 21 while their home record now stands at 0-0-0-0 scoring 0 while giving up 0.

7  In the last 10 games the IceCaps have a record of 2-3-1-0 scoring 19 while giving up 21.  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 2-3-1-0 scoring 19 while giving up 21. Last year as the Bulldogs their record was 4-1-1-0 scoring 22 and giving up 18.

9  Quick points:

  • a)  Lindgren has now stopped 73 of 76 shots in his last 2 starts for a .961 SV%.
  • b) Terry picked up an assist giving him 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 2 games played.
  • c) The IceCaps have only given up 1 power goal so far this season.
  • d) Andrighetto picked up 1 goal and 1 assist giving him 6 points in his last 3 games played.
  • e) Hudon scored a goal and an assist giving him 4 goals and 1 assist in his last 3 games played.
  • f) St. John’s picked up 20 minutes in penalties raising their total for the season to 124 which is the highest total in the league.
  • g) Barberio was on the ice for 5 of the 7 goals scored tonight finishing the game with a +3 rating.
  • h) Hudon and Andrighetto both have 3 game goal scoring streaks.
  • I) The IceCaps would score 2 power play goals tonight giving them power play goals in 5 of the 6 games played this season.

10  A look at the 3 stars of the game:

  • 1st Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and a +1 rating.
  • 2nd Star: Sven Andrighetto of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.
  • 3rd Star: Chris Terry of St. John’s with 1 assist, 2 shots and an even rating
  • Player of the Game: Mark Barberio with 1 assist, 1 shot and a +3 rating.

11 My 3 stars of the game would have been:

  • 1st Star: Sven Andrighetto of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and an even rating.
  • 2nd Star: Charles Hudon of St. John’s with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot and a +1 rating.
  • 3rd Star: Charlie Lindgren of St. John’s who stopped 23 of 25 shots.
  • Player of the Game: Mark Barberio with 1 assist, 1 shot and a +3 rating.

12  Charlie Lindgren makes 23 saves and St. john’s scores 5 goals on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack in front of 2753 fans at the XL Centre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Sven Andrighetto opens the scoring at the 36 second mark of the opening period making it 1-0 IceCaps with assists going to Chris Terry and Michael McCarron.

Less than a minute later Marek Hrivik would tie the game 1-1 with the lone assist going to Justin Lafontaine.

Joel Hanley would put the Icecaps back on top at 2:16 of the first with assists going to Charles Hudon and Markus Eisenschmid.

Charles Hudon scores his 5th of the year on the power play at 14:39 of the first period putting the IceCaps up 3-1 with assists going to Sven Andrighetto and Mark Barberio.

Bobby Farnham scores his 1st as an IceCap shorthanded at 7:26 of the middle frame to make it a 4-1 game with Jacob de la Rose picking up the lone assist.

Matt Carey scores at 4:46 of the third period making it a 4-2 game with the only assist on the play going to Steven Fogarty.

Jeremy Gregoire would score an empty net power play goal with less than a minute to go to seal the deal. Nikita Scherbak and Michael McCarron would draw the assists on the play.

Charlie Lindgren would stop 30 of 35 shots in a losing causing while Mike McKenna would stop 21 of 25 shots to get the win. Final score: 5-4 OT Thunderbirds.

Next game for the IceCaps is Friday, Oct. 28 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland where they take on the Rochester Americans.

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