|2016-17 Season, Game 63 | Friday March 17, 2017
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Hudon – Terry – Scherbak
[one_half_last]Hanley – Lernout
Scratches: Tom Parisi, David Broll, Daniel Carr, Zach Redmond (DTD), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
The IceCaps returned to home ice Friday evening in a St. Patrick’s Day affair with the Rochester Americans. St. John’s got off to a strong start with a great chance early when Charles Hudon set up Chris Terry who was robbed by Linus Ullmark. Charlie Lindgren did not want to be outduelled as later in the frame he robbed Nick Baptiste with the glove to keep it scoreless.
Lindgren made several more key saves that proved to be huge. Mark MacMillan was the beneficiary of a sloppy defensive zone turnover by the Americans and went in all alone to beat Ullmark to make it 1-0 IceCaps just past the 14-minute mark of the frame. St. John’s headed to the intermission with a 1-0 lead.
The second period was a little more eventful. The IceCaps got on the board early in the frame as Jeremy Gregoire was sprung on a breakaway after the puck took a favourable bounce off the glass. He just barely snuck it past Ullmark to extend the St. John’s lead to 2-0.
Later in the frame, Ryan Johnston fired a one-time blast off a nice pass from Bobby Farnham to make it 3-0. But just over three minutes later, Jean Dupuy got Rochester on the board off a sloppy defensive zone turnover by St. John’s. The IceCaps headed to the second intermission with a 3-1 lead.
The third period of play was rather uneventful, highlighted by a miraculous save from Ullmark to keep the Americans within two. However, Rochester did not capitalize on the chances their goaltender gave them to get back in the game and they dropped this one 3-1. Lindgren was also marvellous on the night, making 31 saves on 32 shots.
St. John’s has little time to celebrate, as they get back to work tomorrow night against the same Rochester Americans.
(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)
▲ Charlie Lindgren, Jeremy Gregoire, Mark MacMillan, Keegan Lowe, Jacob de la Rose
▼ Ryan Johnston, Anthony Camara
|0 for 2||Power Play||0 for 4|
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Post-game interview with Jeremy Gregoire
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