|2016-17 Season, Game 54 | Sunday February 19, 2017
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Hudon – Terry – Scherbak
[one_half_last]Hanley – Redmond
Scratches: Josiah Didier, Philip Samuelsson, Daniel Audette (flu), Mark MacMillan (undisclosed), Daniel Carr (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
The IceCaps and Syracuse Crunch got back in action Sunday afternoon for their second game in their two-game series. St. John’s had a rough first period that looked promising to start as Stefan Matteau had a marvellous chance to score on a breakaway just over a minute in, but Adam Wilcox stoned him to keep it scoreless.
That proved to be huge as Syracuse exploded for three unanswered goals in the frame. Just over five minutes in, Ben Thomas banged home a juicy rebound past Charlie Lindgren to open the scoring. Three minutes later it was Adam Erne scoring on the power play to double the Crunch lead. Finally, Cameron Darcy scored a strange one to make it 3-0. The IceCaps headed to the dressing room with some work to do, down 3-0.
The second period was filled with penalties. Just before the halfway mark of the frame, the IceCaps benefitted from an Adam Comrie cross-checking penalty when Chris Terry blasted home his 19th of the season to get St. John’s on the board. Unfortunately, just before the period ended, Julien Brouillette clipped Darcy high and got sent to the penalty box for high-sticking for four minutes.
Though the IceCaps did a great job killing half the penalty in the second period, Syracuse made them pay in the third. Just under a minute into the period, Erne scored for the second time to restore the Crunch three-goal lead. It was then Erne who took a boarding penalty to give the IceCaps another man advantage. They made good on their chance as Charles Hudon tucked home his 18th off a nice feed from Terry to make it 4-2.
Just 20 seconds later with another power play, it was Terry scoring his second of the night to bring St. John’s within one. However, that was a close as the IceCaps came as Mike Halmo sealed the deal for Syracuse by making it 5-3.
The IceCaps have some time off before they get back to work Friday against another division rival, the Albany Devils.
(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)
▲ Chris Terry, Max Friberg, Charles Hudon, David Broll
▼ Joel Hanley, Alexandre Ranger
|3 for 7||Power Play||2 for 8|
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