|2016-17 Season, Game 37 | Friday January 13, 2017
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL
Forward lines and defense pairings:
Matteau – Audette – Scherbak
Farnham – de la Rose – Friberg
Veilleux – Eisenschmid – Gregoire
Broll – MacMillan – Ranger
Brouillette – Lernout
Parisi – Hanley
Samuelsson – Didier
Scratches: Jonathan Racine, John McCarron, Reggie Traccitto, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Charles Hudon (ankle)
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
The IceCaps returned home Friday night for the first of two between them and the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack. The first period was an uneventful one. Both sides exchanged unsuccessful power plays and a couple of good scoring chances, including Jacob de la Rose hitting the post on the power play, but both Charlie Lindgren and Magnus Hellberg stood their ground in the opening frame. The squads headed to the intermission scoreless.
The second brought more of the same as the teams headed to the mid-way point of the period without a goal scored. That was until Bobby Farnham streaked in all alone off a great pass from Daniel Audette and scored his fifth goal of the season to give the IceCaps the lead. St. John’s went to the dressing room with a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.
The third period was filled with penalties. After the teams exchanged power plays, Josiah Didier got nailed for interference and sent the Wolf Pack back to the man advantage. Nicklas Jensen scored his 17th of the season on the power play, beating Lindgren and tying the game. Later in the period, Brett Lernout made a fantastic defensive play on a two-on-one, potentially saving a goal by blocking a cross-crease pass. The teams needed extra time to determine a winner, as they played 60 minutes deadlocked at 1-1.
The overtime period was all Hartford. A rush by Audette was the only chance the IceCaps had, as they did not enjoy much of the puck possession in the extra frame. After some extended pressure, and three pad saves from Lindgren, Chris Brown circled around the St. John’s zone and found himself in the slot, where he fired the game winner past Lindgren.
The IceCaps lost the opener of this home-stand 2-1. Lindgren was solid in the loss making 25 saves. St. John’s gets their chance at revenge tomorrow night.
(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)
▲ Max Friberg, Brett Lernout, Charlie Lindgren
|0 for 4||Power Play||1 for 4|
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