|2016-17 Season, Game 76 | Saturday April 15, 2017
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL
Forward lines and defense pairings:
Hudon – Terry – Scherbak
Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg
Veilleux – Audette – Farnham
MacMillan – Petti – Camara
Redmond – Brouillette
Hanley – Lernout
Lowe – Didier
Scratches: Ryan Johnston, Tom Parisi, David Broll, Guillaume Asselin, Markus Eisenschmid, Jeremy Gregoire, Daniel Carr (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
The IceCaps closed out their season Saturday evening in their second game in as many nights against the Toronto Marlies. St. John’s wanted to close out the season on a high note, by winning their last game and clinching a playoff spot in the process.
They got off to a great start. They were all over Toronto in the first and Chris Terry scored the only goal of the frame, sliding one past Garret Sparks just under five minutes into the period. The IceCaps came close on many occasions in the first, including a Charles Hudon blast that struck iron. St. John’s closed out the opening frame leading 1-0.
The second period brought more of the same. The IceCaps added to their lead when Anthony Camara knuckled one past Sparks, off a nice feed from Daniel Audette. Later in the period after a fantastic sprawling poke-check by Charlie Lindgren to deny Brandon Leipsic on a breakaway, Terry potted his second of the game and 30th of the season to make it 3-0, chasing Sparks in the process.
However, the Marlies did crack the scoresheet before the period ended. Andrew Nielson blasted the puck from the point past Lindgren to make it 3-1. After 40 minutes of play, St. John’s held a two-goal lead over Toronto.
In the final period, the IceCaps continued their dominance. After a great fore-check from Bobby Farnham and Audette, the latter potted his 10th of the season to restore the ‘Caps three-goal lead. St. John’s closed it out with a 4-1 win to clinch a playoff spot.
After that emotional win, the IceCaps now turn their attention to the playoffs where they’ll take on the North Division leading Syracuse Crunch.
(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)
▲ Charlie Lindgren, Chris Terry, Daniel Audette
|1 for 1||Power Play||0 for 3|
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Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre
Post-game interview with Chris Terry
Post-game interview with Charlie Lindgren
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