RECAP | IceCaps – Americans: ‘Caps Rally in Shootout Win

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Max Friberg (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 16 | Friday November 18, 2016 
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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4-3

AMERICANS
Rochester

Max Friberg (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

[one_half_last]Barberio – Lernout
Johnston – Brouillette
Didier – Samuelsson/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Lindgren
Danis

Scratches: Tom Parisi, Jonathan Racine, Yannick Veilleux

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The IceCaps kicked off their three-games-in-three-days weekend with a trip to Rochester to take on the Americans. After a resounding win against Binghamton on Tuesday, the St. John’s team came ready to battle for another win.

But the Amerks had something to say about that, scoring two goals in the first period. The IceCaps also spent a lot of time in the penalty box, giving the penalty killers too much time on the ice once again.

St. John’s answered with a power play goal by Mark Barberio, assisted by Nikita Scherbak and Jacob de la Rose to get the IceCaps on the board before the first intermission.  Markus Eisenschmid shot a puck into the net unassisted in the second period as the visiting team penalties started to subside. Then momentum really shifted in the third period with Jeremy Gregoire tying the game, assisted by Ryan Johnston and Julien Brouillette.

The remainder of the third period was a hard-fought battle at both ends of the ice, but both goaltenders stood tall and forced an overtime period.

At one point during the OT, the IceCaps believed they had scored the game-winner, when Barberio slid a perfect pass to Michael McCarron in the slot who wristed it home as he also went careening into the net.  The play was reviewed, however, and the goal was waved off.

In the shootout, it took four rounds to decide a winner. Daniel Audette and Stefan Matteau both got their pucks past Linus Ullmark, while Charlie Lindgren only allowed one goal to give the IceCaps the victory.

The team now heads to Toronto to face the Marlies on Saturday and Sunday in what should be a pair of heated rivalry matchups.

▲     Nikita Scherbak, Charlie Lindgren, Jeremy Gregoire, Michael McCarron, Max Friberg

▼     Julien Brouillette

 Statistics 
ICECAPS   AMERICANS
 32 Shots 27
1 for 7 Power Play 1 for 6
24 Penalty Minutes 16
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (8-7-1-0) 1 1 1 0 1 4
 Americans (7-7-1-0) 2 1 0 0 0 3
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Barberio (3), Eisenschmid (2), Gregoire (3)
  • RCH: Nylander (4), Bailey (6), Nelson (2)
  • STJ: Lindgren (W) 8-2-0-0
  • RCH: Ullmark (L) 6-4-1-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Justin Bailey   RCH
  2. Casey Nelson  RCH
  3. Jeremy Gregoire  STJ

Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with David Broll

Audio from interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for AHL Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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