IceCaps Weekly Forecast | Caps Face Americans, Marlies on the Road

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(Photo by Amy Johnson | © Rocket Sports Media)

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. — The St. John’s IceCaps hit the road this week facing the Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies. The ‘Caps first head to New York to face the Americans on the 3rd, before heading to Ontario to face the Marlies for a pair on the 4th and 5th.

Calendar: Febuary 27 – March 5
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
       
 
        AWAY AWAY AWAY

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St. John’s IceCaps
  • February proved to be a challenging month for the IceCaps, as they only won five out of their 12 games. However, the ‘Caps excel when they are on the road, coming up first in the North division for away games. The team remains at fourth in the North division just behind the Marlies at third, and continue to thrive in the special teams power-play while coming up short in the penalty kill.
Players to Watch
  • Chris Terry – Terry is the second leader in the league for points, with 50 in total. He is also second in the league for power-play goals with 12 so far this season.
  • Tom Parisi – Rookie Tom Parisi has played 38 games this season, earning a total of 7 points.
Notes Goaltenders
The IceCaps goalie Charlie Lindgren is 4th in the league for games played, playing 36 so far this season.
  • Lindgren 17-14-5| 2.74 GAA | .910 Sv%
  • Danis 8-6-3 | 3.16 GAA | .899 Sv%

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Friday March 3rd

Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans (22-31-0-2) rank at seventh in the North division and 28th in the league overall. This is the first time the teams will meet in 2017, following an overtime win for the Amerks in mid December.
Players to Watch
  • Daniel Muzito-Bagenda – Muzito-Bagenda is fifth in the league overall for shooting percentage, with 24.2%.
  • Cole Schneider – Schneider leads the team with 45 points in 49 games played.
Notes Goaltenders
The Buffalo Sabres recalled the Rochester Americans goalie Linus Ullmark on the 26th.
  • Ullmark 20-20-2 | 2.90 GAA | .910 Sv%
  • Muse 2-8-0 | 3.37 GAA | .901 Sv%
Matchup
March 3 | Rochester, NY.

AMERICANS (stats as of Feb. 26, 2017) ICECAPS
 46 (7th) Points (Div. Rank) 58 (4th)
 22-31-0-2 Record 25-23-7-1
 11-13-0-2 (home) Home/Away Record 13-11-3-1 (away)
.418 Winning Percentage .518
 151 Goals For 161
 181 Goals Against  174
 15.3% Power-play 19.2%
79.7% Penalty-kill 78.2%

Season Series – Recap

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Saturday, Sunday March 4th, 5th

Toronto Marlies
The Toronto Marlies (29-23-3-1) rank at third in the North division and 14th in the league overall. The Marlies held a winning streak from February 17th, to February 24th with five wins, and remain in the top three for the special teams power-play and penalty kill.
Players to Watch
  • Byron Froese – Froese leads the league for goals scored with 24 goals in 48 games played.
  • Andrew Nielsen – Nielsen is second in the league for minor penalties with 26 so far this season. He is also second in the league for power-play assists with 15.
Notes Goaltenders
According to the Toronto Marlies news page, left-winger Kerby Rachel made his “eighth multi-point game of the season” on Saturday against the Hershey Bears (Toronto Marlies 2017).
  • Sparks 16-7-0 | 2.21 GAA | .923 Sv%
  • Bibeau 10-11-4 | 2.88 GAA | .901 Sv%
Matchup
March 4, 5 | Toronto, ON.

MARLIES (stats as of Feb. 26, 2017) ICECAPS
62 (3rd) Points (Div. Rank) 58 (4th)
29-33-3-1 Record 25-23-7-1
17-8-2-0 (home) Home/Away Record 13-11-3-1 (away)
.554 Winning Percentage .518
176 Goals For 161
154 Goals Against  174
23.8% Power-play 19.2%
81.5% Penalty-kill 78.2%

Season Series – Recap

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