RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Playoffs Bound

(Photo by Jeff Parsons | St. John's IceCaps)
2016-17 Season, Game 76 | Saturday April 15, 2017 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

St. John’s




(Photo by Jeff Parsons | St. John’s IceCaps)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Terry – Scherbak
Matteau – de la Rose – Friberg
Veilleux – Audette – Farnham
MacMillan – Petti – Camara[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Redmond – Brouillette
Hanley – Lernout
Lowe – Didier[/one_half_last]



Scratches: Ryan Johnston, Tom Parisi, David Broll, Guillaume Asselin, Markus Eisenschmid, Jeremy Gregoire, Daniel Carr (undisclosed)

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The IceCaps closed out their season Saturday evening in their second game in as many nights against the Toronto Marlies. St. John’s wanted to close out the season on a high note, by winning their last game and clinching a playoff spot in the process.

They got off to a great start. They were all over Toronto in the first and Chris Terry scored the only goal of the frame, sliding one past Garret Sparks just under five minutes into the period. The IceCaps came close on many occasions in the first, including a Charles Hudon blast that struck iron. St. John’s closed out the opening frame leading 1-0.

The second period brought more of the same. The IceCaps added to their lead when Anthony Camara knuckled one past Sparks, off a nice feed from Daniel Audette. Later in the period after a fantastic sprawling poke-check by Charlie Lindgren to deny Brandon Leipsic on a breakaway, Terry potted his second of the game and 30th of the season to make it 3-0, chasing Sparks in the process.

However, the Marlies did crack the scoresheet before the period ended. Andrew Nielson blasted the puck from the point past Lindgren to make it 3-1. After 40 minutes of play, St. John’s held a two-goal lead over Toronto.

In the final period, the IceCaps continued their dominance. After a great fore-check from Bobby Farnham and Audette, the latter potted his 10th of the season to restore the ‘Caps three-goal lead. St. John’s closed it out with a 4-1 win to clinch a playoff spot.

After that emotional win, the IceCaps now turn their attention to the playoffs where they’ll take on the North Division leading Syracuse Crunch.

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

▲     Charlie Lindgren, Chris Terry, Daniel Audette

26 Shots 32
1 for 1 Power Play 0 for 3
6 Penalty Minutes 12
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (36-30-8-2) 1 2 1 4
 Marlies (42-29-4-1) 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Terry (29), Camara (3), Terry (30), Audette (10)
  • TOR: Nielsen (14)
  • STJ: Lindgren (W) 24-18-6
  • TOR: Sparks (L) 21-9-0
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Chris Terry  STJ
  2. Charlie Lindgren  STJ
  3. Daniel Audette  STJ

 Video highlights 
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Chris Terry

Post-game interview with Charlie Lindgren

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