RECAP | Devils – IceCaps: Victory At Last

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Photo Courtesy of the St. John's IceCaps | Jeff Parsons
2016-17 Season, Game 41 | Saturday January 21, 2017 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

4-2

DEVILS
Albany

Photo Courtesy of the St. John’s IceCaps | Jeff Parsons

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Lindgren
Danis

Scratches: John McCarron, Stefan Matteau, Josiah Didier, Alexandre Ranger, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

After suffering a disappointing pair of losses to the Utica Comets earlier in the week, the St. John’s IceCaps stood their ground Saturday night in their first of a back-to-back against the Albany Devils.

The start of the game didn’t go so well, however, as the Devils scored just 18 seconds into the opening period with a blast from the blue line by Vojtech Mozik, unassisted.  The IceCaps started buzzing back on an early power play, though, and had quite a few scoring opportunities.

Jeremy Gregoire then deflected a shot by Mark MacMillan past Ken Appleby to tie the game at 1-1 just over halfway through the first period.  A few minutes later, Philip Samuelsson got called for hooking and the penalty killers came up big as Chris Terry gave the IceCaps the go-ahead goal on a shorthanded breakaway.

The second period brought a lot of back-and-forth but not much offensive action.  With less than a minute remaining before intermission, the Devils managed to get the puck past Charlie Lindgren on a cross-crease pass to tie the game at two apiece.

In the third, Charles Hudon seemed to be everywhere the puck was.  He threw the puck on net as much as possible, but it didn’t go in until Michael McCarron was able to grab one of the rebounds and find the back of the net.  Captain Max Friberg sealed the win for the home team with a breakaway to pot an empty netter.

This was a much better showing for the IceCaps than their previous series, but they’ll need to carry this momentum overnight to their rematch with the Devils on Sunday afternoon.

▲     Michael McCarron, Charles Hudon, Chris Terry

 Statistics 
ICECAPS   DEVILS
 19 Shots 28
0 for 4 Power Play 0 for 2
8 Penalty Minutes 12
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (20-16-4-1) 2 0 2 4
 Devils (23-16-1-1) 1 1 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Gregoire (6), Terry (12), McCarron (6), Friberg (8)
  • ALB: Mozik (5), Kujawinski (3)
  • STJ: Lindgren (W) 14-10-3
  • ALB: Appleby (L) 11-6-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Chris Terry  STJ
  2. Charlie Lindgren  STJ
  3. Brian Gibbons  ALB

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