RECAP | Bruins – IceCaps: Too Little, Too Late

(Photo by Jeff Parsons | St. John's IceCaps)
2016-17 Season, Game 19 | Friday November 25, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

St. John’s




(Photo by Jeff Parsons | St. John’s IceCaps)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Andrighetto – McCarron – Scherbak
Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg
Farnham – Audette – Eisenschmid
Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanley – Lernout
Redmond – Samuelsson
Brouillette – Johnston/one_half_last]



Scratches: Josiah Didier, Yannick Veilleux, Tom Parisi, Jonathan Racine

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The IceCaps returned home for their first of eight straight at home to face the Providence Bruins. They did not get off to the start they were hoping to, as just 27 seconds into the first period Wayne Simpson would score past a sprawling Charlie Lindgren off a cross-crease dish from Colby Cave. Simpson came into the game with a four-game point streak, extending it to five with the goal.

Just five minutes later, St. John’s would make Peter Cehlarik pay for a tripping infraction. It was Ryan Johnston netting his first professional goal, firing a wrister past Dan Vladar on the power play. Nikita Scherbak and Sven Andrighetto would pick up helpers on the goal to even the score at 1-1.

The second period was a tough period for the IceCaps. Just three minutes in, David Broll and Tyler Randell got into a spirited tilt at center ice that would end with Broll delivering the takedown. That was the highlight of the period for St. John’s, as they would take three straight penalties following the Broll-Randell fight. Though Lindgren and the penalty kill unit would not allow the Bruins into the net, Providence fed off their momentum and it would be Cehlarik to score next off a beautiful dish from Colton Hargrove. The teams headed to the dressing rooms knotted at 2-2.

St. John’s began the third period by killing off a Michael McCarron slashing penalty. Though it did not come back to bite the IceCaps, it was clear Providence had gained a significant amount of momentum from all the power plays. St. John’s made life incredibly difficult for themselves and so did Vladar, stoning the IceCaps time after time. Sylvain Lefebvre pulled Lindgren late to try to equalize and, while they came close, it was Vladar coming up huge for the Bruins.

The IceCaps fell 2-1 in this defensive affair. Both goaltenders did a great job, with St. John’s outshooting Providence 31-30, but the home team just could not solve Vladar on this night. As always, Lindgren was fantastic; he had no chance on either of the goals and made a solid 28 saves.

The ‘Caps have a chance to get revenge tomorrow night as they take on Providence once again at Mile One Center.

(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)

▲     Charlie Lindgren, Ryan Johnston, Sven Andrighetto

▼     Jonathan Racine, Jacob de la Rose

 31 Shots 30
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 5
22 Penalty Minutes 20
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (9-9-1-0) 1 0 0 1
 Bruins (7-6-3-2) 1 1 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Johnston (1)
  • PRO: Simpson (5), Cehlarik (8)
  • STJ: Lindgren (L) 8-4-0
  • PRO: Vladar (W) 3-0-2
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Dan Vladar  PRO
  2. Charlie Lindgren  STJ
  3. Matt Grzelcyk  PRO

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Audio from interviews conducted by Joseph Whalen for AHL Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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