IceCaps Weekly Forecast | ‘Caps Face Bruins for a Pair at Home

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(Photo by Douglas Browne | 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 Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)

ST JOHN’S, NL. — After two weeks on the road, the St. John’s IceCaps finally return home to face the Providence Bruins on November 25th and 26th.

Calendar: November 21 – 27
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
       
 
 
        HOME HOME  

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St. John’s IceCaps
  • Last week, the IceCaps (9-8-1-0) had three consecutive wins against the Binghamton Senators, Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies, following a loss of 0-3 to the Marlies on the 20th. They move up one spot in the North division, ranking at fourth behind the Albany Devils. The IceCaps have 306 penalty minutes this season, holding the second spot in the North division, following close behind the Devils with 345.
Players to Watch
  • Mark Barberio – Barberio is the overall leader in both power-play assists (11) and power-play points (13).
  • Stefan Matteau – With 38 penalty minutes this season, Matteau holds a spot in the top ten.
Notes Goaltenders
  • Lindgren 8-3-0 | 2.18 GAA | .934 Sv%
  • Danis 1-2-0 | 3.49 GAA | .886 Sv%

Saturday and Sunday November 25th, 26th

Providence Bruins 
The Providence Bruins (5-6-3-2) will face the St. John’s IceCaps for the third time this season. The two teams first met in October resulting in a win for the Bruins of 2-1 on the 16th, and a win for the IceCaps of 4-1 on the 21st. The Bruins rank sixth in the Atlantic division, and are in the top five for the penalty-kill in the Eastern conference.
Players to Watch
  • Peter Cehlarik – With six goals and five assists this season, rookie Peter Cehlarik leads the team.
  • Jake DeBrusk – DeBrusk is the second overall leader for shots in the league, with a total of 61.
Notes Goaltenders
 The last three Bruins games have gone into extra time. Providence has earned four of six points in those contests.
  • Subban 1-6-2 | 3.38 GAA | .889 Sv%
  • Vladar 2-0-2 | 2.93 GAA | .913 Sv%
Matchup
November 25th, 26th | St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS (stats as of Nov. 20, 2016) BRUINS
19 (4th) Points (Div. Rank) 16 (6th)
9-8-1-0 Record 5-6-3-2
 4-2-0-0 (home) Home/Away Record 3-3-1-1 (away)
.528 Winning Percentage .469
 56 Goals For 45
 54 Goals Against  51
 24.1% Power-play 14.3%
 79.0% Penalty-kill 85.5%

Season Series – Recap

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