|2016-17 Season, Game 9 | Tuesday November 1, 2016
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Andrighetto – Terry – Carr
[one_half_last]Barberio – Hanley
Scratches: Connor Crisp, Tom Parisi, Markus Eisenschmid, Jonathan Racine, Max Friberg (undisclosed), Jacob de la Rose (upper body injury)
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
The IceCaps got off to a great start against the Utica Comets. They were very much carrying the play early and Nikita Scherbak got the Ice Caps on the board quickly with a power play marker. It was the fourth of the season for Scherbak and Chris Terry had a beautiful assist to set him up. The Ice Caps headed to the intermission with a 1-0 lead.
The second period of play began with the IceCaps killing a penalty. Utica’s Carter Bancks made them pay for it, banging home a juicy rebound in front off a shot from Alexandre Grenier. It looked as though the IceCaps had regained the lead not long after the Comets tied it up, but it was very quickly waved off and the score remained 1-1 heading into the third period.
In the third, the IceCaps broke through. Daniel Carr, who was robbed by Utica Comets goaltender Thatcher Demko earlier in the game, wired a wrist shot past him to give St. John’s a 2-1 lead. Scherbak would then add his second goal of the game and fifth goal of the season, with a wicked snipe from the right side to give his team a 3-1 lead.
The Comets would not go away though, and Phil DeSimone brought Utica back within one. Darren Archibald would later tie the game on a deflection from the high slot. St. John’s netminder Charlie Lindgren had no chance on either of the two goals in the third period, and the game headed to overtime.
In the extra minutes, Terry made a game-saving defensive play by blocking a pass from getting through on two on one. The play went the other way and it was Terry setting up Mark Barberio for his first goal of the season and potting the game winner.
The IceCaps must now refocus as they play Utica for the second time in two nights tomorrow. They will undoubtedly be feeling confident after this one.
(Game Report submitted by Joe Whalen, Staff Writer)
▲ Charlie Lindgren, Daniel Carr, Nikita Scherbak, Mark Barberio
▼ Philip Samuelsson, Michael McCarron
|2 for 4||Power Play||1 for 5|
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