RECAP | Devils – IceCaps: Grabbing Another Point

(Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 42 | Sunday January 22, 2017 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

St. John’s




(Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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



Scratches: John McCarron, Stefan Matteau, Josiah Didier, Anthony Camara, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The IceCaps and Albany Devils got back in action Sunday afternoon, after St. John’s took down Albany the night before. The first period was one-sided. Though the Devils did not score in the first minute like the night before, they carried most of the play and kept the IceCaps without a shot until the eight-minute mark of the frame.

The Devils did, however, strike first. Jacob MacDonald scored on the second of back-to-back Albany power plays, making it 1-0 Devils after 12 minutes into the game. But the IceCaps struck back. After an unsuccessful power play, Charles Hudon picked off an errant pass in the Devils zone and fired it past Ken Appleby to tie the game with just 43 seconds remaining in the period. The teams headed to the first intermission tied 1-1.

St. John’s began the second period with a man advantage after a Ben Thomson high-sticking infraction late in the first. The IceCaps did not get much going with the extra man and fell to zero-for-six on the power play in the series. Later in the frame St. John’s headed to the penalty kill after a Max Friberg interference penalty. Albany did not take advantage with the extra man either, and the teams finished 40 minutes still tied 1-1.

The third period was an uneventful frame. The teams exchanged some solid scoring chances and the IceCaps managed to kill two penalties in the frame to keep the score tied up 1-1. Regulation solved nothing as this game needed some overtime.

In the extra frame, the IceCaps had some good chances to put the game away. Most notably a Hudon blast from the slot that Appleby kicked aside. Play went on and Joe Blandisi potted the game winner off a nice feed from Nick Lappin. The Devils outlasted the IceCaps to win 2-1 in overtime.

Yann Danis was solid in the loss turning aside 30 of 32 shots. St. John’s gets back in action next weekend when the rival Toronto Marlies come back to town for a two-game series.

▲     Brett Lernout, Charles Hudon, Yann Danis

▼     Jonathan Racine

 22 Shots 32
0 for 2 Power Play 1 for 5
12 Penalty Minutes 6
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (20-16-5-1) 1 0 0 0 1
 Devils (24-16-1-1) 1 0 0 1 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Hudon (12)
  • ALB: MacDonald (2), Blandisi (7)
  • STJ: Danis (L) 6-3-3
  • ALB: Appleby (W) 12-6-0
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Joe Blandisi  ALB
  2. Yann Danis  STJ
  3. Brett Lernout  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

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