RECAP | IceCaps – Bruins: A 50 Save Win for Lindgren

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Charlie Lindgren (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 4 | Friday October 21, 2016 
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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4-1

BRUINS
Providence

Charlie Lindgren (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Andrighetto – Terry – Friberg
Hudon – Audette – Scherbak
Matteau – de la Rose – Eisenschmid
Farnham – MacMillan – Broll[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Barberio – Lernout
Hanley – Johnston
Samuelsson- Racine[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Lindgren
Fucale

Scratches: Connor Crisp, Jeremy Gregoire, Tom Parisi, Josiah Didier, Yann Danis, Michael McCarron (suspension)
Injured Reserve:

Game Report

After dropping the first three games of their season last weekend, the IceCaps took to the ice in Providence again looking for that yet-elusive win.  It didn’t take long for them to get on track.

With less than three minutes remaining in the first period, Nikita Scherbak drove hard to the net and banked a puck five-hole past Bruins netminder Malcolm Subban.  At times in the period, the IceCaps seemed to be buzzing around their opponent’s crease, but their shots on goal were limited to just seven in the first 20 minutes.

A series of back-and-forth penalties were exchanged in the second frame, many times resulting in four-on-four hockey, but neither team was able to muster a goal on the man advantage.  Then Charles Hudon scored his second goal of the season with a slick wrister high glove side on Subban.  24 seconds later, Markus Eisenschmid went glove side himself and gave the IceCaps a 3-0 lead.

Bruins defenceman Alex Grant gave the home team a spark of life about midway through the third period, but it would be the only puck Charlie Lindgren would allow all evening.  Recently returned to St. John’s now that Carey Price is back in the Montreal Canadiens lineup, Lindgren faced an overwhelming 51 shots in this tilt, stopping all but one of them.

Sven Andrighetto put the lid on the game with an empty-netter in the last minute.

Michael McCarron was not in the lineup for this game while serving the first of his two game suspension from Sunday’s match penalty.

The IceCaps don’t have much time to celebrate their first win of the year, as they load the bus and head to Springfield, MA to take on the Thunderbirds (formerly the Portland Pirates).

▲     Charlie Lindgren, Nikita Scherbak, Jacob de la Rose, Chris Terry

 Statistics 
ICECAPS BRUINS
 21 Shots 51
0 for 3 Power Play 1 for 5
10 Penalty Minutes 6
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (1-3-0-0) 1 2 1 4
 Bruins (1-3-0-0) 0 0 1 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Scherbak (1), Hudon (2), Eisenschmid (1), Andrighetto (1)
  • PRO: Grant (1)
  • STJ: Lindgren (W) 1-0-0
  • PRO: Subban (L) 0-3-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Charlie Lindgren  STJ
  2. Charles Hudon  STJ
  3. Markus Eisenschmid  STJ

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