RECAP | Comets – IceCaps: Power Players Return to Lineup

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Chris Terry (Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 39 | Tuesday January 17, 2017 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

2-5

COMETS
Utica

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

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Terry
Matteau – Audette – Scherbak
Veilleux – Farnham – Friberg
Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Brouillette – Lernout
Parisi – Hanley
Samuelsson – Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Lindgren
Danis

Scratches: Jonathan Racine, John McCarron, Anthony Camara, Alexandre Ranger, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The IceCaps got back in action Tuesday night against the visiting Utica Comets. They did not get off to the start they wanted, though, as just over two minutes into the game Pascal Pelletier got credit for an odd goal that managed to sneak by Charlie Lindgren to make it 1-0 Utica early.

St. John’s struck back quickly though, courtesy of a brand new first line composed of Charles Hudon, Michael McCarron and Chris Terry. McCarron sent it cross-crease to Hudon who wristed the puck past Richard Bachman and tied it up. However later in the period Evan McEneny restored the Utica lead and sent the Comets to the intermission with a 2-1 lead.

After an eventful first period of action, the second was a bit of a letdown. But Utica added to their lead in the frame. Pelletier scored his second goal of the night after St. John’s gave the puck up on the breakout and got held in their own zone, leading to the Pelletier slapper beating Lindgren and adding to the Utica lead. The IceCaps headed to the second intermission with work to do, down 3-1.

The third period got off to an encouraging start for the IceCaps. They came out much stronger than they did in the first two periods and their efforts were rewarded when Terry snuck a wrister past Bachman short side, off a feed from McCarron behind the net. But that was as close as St. John’s came, as Cody Kunyk deflected home a McEneny point shot and he sealed it with another one late to extend the Comets lead to 5-2.

The IceCaps were not at their best Tuesday falling 5-2, and dropping their first game to Utica in six meetings. They get back to work tomorrow night against the same Utica Comets, looking to avenge this loss.

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

▲     Charles Hudon, Michael McCarron, Chris Terry, Josiah Didier

▼     Charlie Lindgren, Nikita Scherbak, Daniel Audette, Bobby Farnham

 Statistics 
ICECAPS   COMETS
 28 Shots 33
0 for 3 Power Play 0 for 3
13 Penalty Minutes 10
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (19-15-4-1) 1 0 1 2
 Comets (16-16-5-1) 2 1 2 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Hudon (11), Terry (11)
  • UTI: Pelletier (4), McEneny (3), Pelletier (5), Pelletier (6), Kunyk (3)
  • STJ: Lindgren (L) 13-10-3-1
  • UTI: Bachman (W) 7-7-1-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Pascal Pelletier  UTI
  2. Evan McEneny  UTI
  3. Michael McCarron  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

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

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