RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Johnston Scores in First Game Back

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(Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 43 | Friday January 27, 2017 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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3-5

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Lindgren
Danis

Scratches: John McCarron, Alexandre Ranger, Josiah Didier, Anthony Camara, Mark MacMillan

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

It was a fantastic start for the IceCaps Friday night against their rival, the Toronto Marlies. Just over a minute into the action Bobby Farnham opened the scoring, potting his sixth of the season into an open net after a Joel Hanley shot bounced back into the crease off the end-boards. St. John’s outshot Toronto 10-0 in the early going. However, the Marlies rebounded well with two goals in quick succession courtesy of an Andrew Campbell wrister and a Richard Clune deflection, making it 2-1 and that was the score after one period of play.

The second period was heavily in the Marlies corner. They built off the momentum gained in the opening period and carried most of the play. Despite this, St. John’s managed to break through and tie the game, as Yannick Veilleux slid home the puck after a nice play from Farnham. The IceCaps were not tied for long though as Viktor Loov got one past Charlie Lindgren from the blueline and St. John’s found themselves down again. The teams concluded 40 minutes with the IceCaps trailing 3-2.

The IceCaps came out a little stronger in the third period. Ryan Johnston scored his second of the season to even things up in his first game back from Montreal, to make it 3-3. But just under six minutes later, Andrew Nielson snuck in undetected and fired a one-timer past Lindgren to restore the Toronto lead. Then just over a minute later, Colin Greening scored to make it 5-3 and sealed the deal.

St. John’s dropped the first game of the two-game series against Toronto. It was a rough night for Lindgren who allowed five goals on 36 shots. The IceCaps will be looking to avenge this loss, as they get back to work quickly Saturday with an early afternoon game.

(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)

▲     Bobby Farnham, Markus Eisenschmid, Chris Terry

 Statistics 
ICECAPS   MARLIES
 31 Shots 36
0 for 3 Power Play 0 for 4
22 Penalty Minutes 10
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (20-17-5-1) 1 1 1 3
 Marlies (19-20-2-1) 2 1 2 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Farnham (6), Veilleux (3), Johnston (2)
  • TOR: Campbell (1), Clune (2), Loov (2), Nielson (9), Greening (7)
  • STJ: Lindgren (L) 14-11-3
  • TOR: Bibeau (W) 8-10-3
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Seth Griffith  TOR
  2. Bobby Farnham  STJ
  3. Colin Greening  TOR

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

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