IceCaps Weekly Forecast gives a first look of the week ahead for your St. John’s IceCaps. Staff writer Danielle Barnes maps out the schedule, provides a statistical comparison of each matchup, identifies players to watch, as well as goaltenders and notes for each team. Refer to this page as your guide for each game in the IceCaps schedule this week. 

by Danielle Barnes, Staff Writer, AHL Report

(Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

ST JOHN’S, NL. — This week, the St. John’s IceCaps will face face the Albany Devils for a pair on the 24th and 25th.

Calendar: February 20 – 26
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St. John’s IceCaps
  • The IceCaps came up short in their four games last week, only taking away one win. Despite their struggles, the ‘Caps remain at fourth in the North division and 19th in the league overall. With the home team advantage this week, as well as the team’s strong power-play, the IceCaps may be able to use this to their advantage and defeat the second division leaders.
Players to Watch
  • Zach Redmond – Redmond has played 12 games with the IceCaps accumulating a total of eight points. His efforts in the IceCaps win against the division leaders on the 18th earned him the third star of the game.
  • Charles Hudon – Hudon has remained strong all season and continues to be one of the top players on the team with 32 points in 34 games played.
Notes Goaltenders
Forward David Broll has been signed to a one year AHL contract extension for 2017-2018.  

  • Lindgren 17-14-1| 2.74 GAA | .911 Sv%
  • Danis 7-6-0 | 3.11 GAA | .900 Sv%

 

Friday and Saturday February 24th, 25th

Albany Devils
The Albany Devils (30-22-1-1) have remained strong over the last couple of months, continuing to hold their spot at second in the North division. The Devils and the IceCaps have faced each other in five previous games this season, resulting in four wins for the Devils and one for the ‘Caps.
Players to Watch
  • Andrew MacWilliam – MacWilliam is the first defenseman leader in the league for major penalties with a total of 7, and has the most penalty minutes on the team with 81 minutes. 
  • Ben Sexton – Sexton has the most goals scored on the team, with 19 so far this season.
Notes Goaltenders
The Devils won their first shutout of the season against the Penguins on the 17th, with a score of 4-0.
  • Appleby –  14-11-0 | 2.45 GAA | .906 Sv%
  • Blackwood – 11-7-2 | 2.84 GAA | .899 Sv%
Matchup
February 24th, 25th | St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS (stats as of Feb. 19, 2017) DEVILS
 55 (4th) Points (Div. Rank) 62 (2nd)
24-23-6-1 Record 30-22-1-1
11-12-3-0 (home) Home/Away Record  13-13-0-1 (away)
.509 Winning Percentage .574
 154 Goals For 152
 167 Goals Against  147
19.5% Power-play 19.0%
77.6 % Penalty-kill 85.0%

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