IceCaps Weekly Forecast | ‘Caps Travel to Meet Senators, Comets, Americans

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Max Friberg (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

Max Friberg (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

ST JOHN’S, NL. — This week, the St. John’s IceCaps play three road games against the Binghamton Senators, the Utica Comets and the Rochester Americans. The IceCaps head to New York to face the Senators on the 14th and the Comets on the 16th, before heading to Rochester to face the Amerks on the 17th.

Calendar: December 12 – 18
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St. John’s IceCaps
  • Following a win and a loss last week against the Springfield Thunderbirds, the St. John’s IceCaps continue to hold their spot at fourth in the North Division, following close behind the Albany Devils. The IceCaps hold the first spot in the division for penalty minutes, with a total of 474 minutes and an average of 18:32 minutes per game, and also hold the top spot in the North division for the special teams power play.
Players to Watch
  • Jacob De la Rose – De la Rose scored his first goal of the season this past Saturday against the Springfield Thunderbirds, and received the second star of the game.
  • Jeremy Gregoire – Gregoire is the second overall leader in the league for major penalties.
Notes Goaltenders
  • Lindgren 9-7-0 | 2.68 GAA | .917 Sv%
  • Danis 4-2-1 | 3.21 GAA | .901 Sv%

Wednesday December 14th

Binghamton Senators
The Binghamton Senators (7-14-2-1) will face the IceCaps on Wednesday night, following a loss to the ‘Caps in November. The Senators rank seventh in the North Division, and hold a spot in the top ten Eastern conference for the special teams penalty kill.
Players to Watch
  • Ben Harpur – Harpur has the most penalty minutes on the team, with a total of 30 minutes overall, and an average of 1.50 minutes per game.
  • Casey Bailey – Bailey leads the team with nine goals and five assists.
Notes Goaltenders
 The Senators signed forward Jason Akeson to an AHL contract after he spent 17 games playing in the KHL this season.
  • O’Connor 4-8-1 | 2.94 GAA | .898 Sv%
  • Driedger 3-3-2 | 2.97 GAA | .882 Sv%
Matchup
December 14 | Binghamton, NY.

SENATORS (stats as of Dec. 11, 2016) ICECAPS
17 (7th) Points (Div. Rank) 27 (4th)
7-14-2-1 Record 13-12-1-0
 4-8-1-0 (home) Home/Away Record 5-6-1-0 (away)
.354 Winning Percentage .519
 52 Goals For 78
 78 Goals Against  82
 12.5% Power-play 24.8%
 80.8% Penalty-kill 77.2%

Season Series – Recap

  • November 15, 2016 | STJ 4 BNG 1 |A Much-Needed Win Provides Momentum
  • December 14, 2016 | STJ v BNG |
  • January 6, 2017 | STJ v BNG |
  • 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 |

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Friday December 16th

Utica Comets
  • The Utica Comets (10-12-1-1) will face the IceCaps on Friday night, following two back-to-back losses to the ‘Caps in early November. The Comets rank fifth in the North Division, following close behind the IceCaps.
Players to Watch
  • Jordan Subban – Subban is the fifth defenseman leader in the league with 17 points.
  • Colby Robak – Robak is the third defenseman leader for assists with a total of 14 this season.
Notes Goaltenders
Vancouver GM Jim Benning announced  that the Canucks had reassigned Joseph Labate and Andrey Pedan to the Comets.
  • Demko 7-5-1 | 2.59 GAA | .909 Sv%
  • Bachman 3-6-0 | 3.40 GAA | .876 Sv%
Matchup
December 16 | Utica, NY.

COMETS (stats as of Dec. 11, 2016) ICECAPS
22 (5th) Points (Div. Rank) 27 (4th)
10-12-1-1 Record 13-12-1-0
6-5-0-0 (home) Home/Away Record 5-6-1-0 (away)
.458 Winning Percentage .519
61 Goals For 78
74 Goals Against  82
20.0% Power-play 24.8%
79.1% Penalty-kill 77.2%

Season Series – Recap

  • November 1, 2016 | UTI 3 STJ 4 |Back-to-Back wins for Surging ‘Caps
  • November 2, 2016 | UTI 3 STJ 6|
  • December 16, 2016 | STJ UTI |
  • December 28, 2016 | STJ UTI |
  • December 30, 2016 | STJ UTI |
  • January 17, 2017 | UTI STJ |
  • January 18, 2017 | UTI  STJ |
  • April 9, 2017 | STJ UTI |

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Saturday December 17th

Rochester Americans
  • The Rochester Americans (9-15-0-1) will face the IceCaps on Saturday night, following a shootout loss to the ‘Caps in November. The Amerks rank sixth in the North division, and also hold the third spot in the division for the special teams penalty kill.
Players to Watch
  • Alexander Nylander – Nylander is one of the top ten rookie leaders in the league, and is also the second rookie leader for power-play assists.
  • Nick Baptiste – Baptiste holds a spot in the top ten in the league for goals scored, with a total of 11 so far this season. He also holds a spot in the top ten for power play goals, with a total of five.
Notes Goaltenders
The Americans announced that they have  signed forward Justin Vaive to an AHL contract for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.
  • Ullmark 8-10-1 | 3.06 GAA | .912 Sv%
  • Muse 1-2-0 | 3.20 GAA | .901 Sv%
Matchup
December 17 | Rochester, NY.

AMERICANS (stats as of Dec. 11, 2016) ICECAPS
19 (6th) Points (Div. Rank) 27 (4th)
9-15-0-1 Record 13-12-1-0
4-5-0-1 (home) Home/Away Record 5-6-1-0 (away)
.380 Winning Percentage .519
68 Goals For 78
89 Goals Against  82
20.0% Power-play 24.8%
82.1% Penalty-kill 77.2%

Season Series – Recap

 

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