IceCaps Weekly Forecast | ‘Caps Host Senators, Crunch for Four Games

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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. — After two weeks on the road, the St. John’s IceCaps return home to face the Binghamton Senators and the Syracuse Crunch. The IceCaps will first face the Senators for a pair on the 14th and 15th, following a pair against the Crunch on the 18th and 19th.

Calendar: February 13 – 19
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
   
   
  HOME HOME     HOME HOME

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St. John’s IceCaps
  • Following two wins and one loss last week, the IceCaps move down one spot in the North division ranking at fourth, and take the 19th spot in the league overall. Despite being strong in the special teams power-play, the IceCaps continue to lack in the penalty kill taking the last spot in the North division.
Players to Watch
  • Bobby Farnham – Farnham has the most penalty minutes per game on the team, averaging at 2.33 minutes.
  • Brett Lernout – Lernout has played 50 games with the IceCaps, and has accumulated 12 points this season.
Notes Goaltenders
  • Forward Daniel Carr has been reassigned from the Montreal Canadians  to the IceCaps after being recalled on the 8th.
 

  • Lindgren 16-13-1 | 2.71 GAA | .913 Sv%
  • Danis 7-5-0 | 2.99 GAA | .904 Sv%

 

Tuesday and Wednesday February 14th, 15th

Binghamton Senators
The Binghamtom Senators (20-25-2-1) hold the sixth spot in the North division, and are 25th in the league overall. The Senators have defeated the IceCaps in two out of their three previous games this season, and are in the bottom two in the division for the special teams penalty kill as well as the power-play.
Players to Watch
  • Jake Rodewald – Rodewald is the third rookie leader in the league for shooting percentage, with 22.0%.
  • Jason Akeson – Akeson is the second leader of the team with 25 points in 30 games played.
Notes Goaltenders
  • According to the Binghamton Senators on Twitter, defenseman Jamie Doornbosch has been assigned to the BSens on a PTO contract.
  • O’Connor 11-12-1 | 3.05 GAA | .893  Sv%
  • Driedger 9-10-2 | 2.92 GAA | .907 Sv%
Matchup
February 14th, 15th | St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS (stats as of Feb. 12, 2017) SENATORS
 52 (4th) Points (Div. Rank) 43 (6th)
23-21-5-1 Record 20-25-2-1
10-10-2-0 (home) Home/Away Record 8-12-1-1 (away)
.520 Winning Percentage .448
 139 Goals For 120
 152 Goals Against  155
19.1% Power-play 13.0%
 78.0% Penalty-kill 79.7%

Season Series – Recap

  • November 15, 2016 | STJ v BNG | Senators: A Much-Needed Win Provides Momentum
    December 14, 2016 | STJ v BNG | Senators: Settling For One Point
    January 6, 2017 | STJ v BNG |IceCaps – Senators: Eisenschmid, Lindgren Strong in Binghamton
    February 14, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
    February 15, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
    March 31, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
    April 1, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
    April 8, 2017 | STJ v BNG |

    Syracuse Crunch
    The Syracuse Crunch are first in the North division and 12th in the league overall. The Crunch and the IceCaps have been evenly matched this season, with two wins for the Crunch and two wins for the IceCaps.
    Players to Watch
    • Cory Conacher – Conacher is the fourth overall leader in the league for assists with 31 assists in 39 games played.
    • Matt Taormina – Taromina is the first Defenseman leader in the league with 40 points in 43 games played.
    Notes Goaltenders
    According to the Syracuse Crunch on Twitter, forwards Erik Condra and Gabriel Dumont have been reassigned to the Crunch.
    • Wilcox 16-8-3 | 2.67 GAA | .900 Sv%
    • Gudlevskis 8-7-6 | 2.67 GAA | .894 Sv%
    Matchup
    February 18th, 19th | St. John’s, NL

    ICECAPS (stats as of Feb. 12, 2017) CRUNCH
     52 (4th) Points (Div. Rank) 57 (1st)
    23-21-5-1 Record 24-15-4-5
    10-10-2-0 (home) Home/Away Record 9-9-3-3 (away)
    .520 Winning Percentage .594
     139 Goals For 149
    152 Goals Against   142
    19.1% Power-play 15.5%
     78.0% Penalty-kill 84.4%

    Season Series – Recap

  • November 29, 2016 | SYR v STJ |Crunch – IceCaps: Penalty Parade Hands Syracuse A Win
  • November 30, 2016 | SYR v STJ |Crunch – IceCaps: Another Shootout, Another Win
  • December 31, 2016 | STJ v SYR |IceCaps – Crunch: Emotions Run High in Syracuse
  • January 7, 2016 | STJ v SYR |IceCaps – Crunch: Heading Home on a High Note
  • February 18, 2016 | SYR v STJ |
  • February 19, 2016 |SYR v STJ |
  • March 8, 2016 | STJ v SYR |
  • March 11, 2016 | STJ v SYR |

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