RECAP | Penguins – IceCaps: Danis With 50 Saves in OT Win [w/AUDIO]

(Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 24 | Sunday December 4, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

St. John’s




(Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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



Scratches: Connor Crisp, Josiah Didier, Tom Parisi, Michael McCarron (undisclosed), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed)

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The IceCaps came out strong once again in the second of two back-to-back games between St. John’s and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Unlike yesterday afternoon, this time the IceCaps were awarded for their efforts. Following a Dominik Simon high-sticking penalty, Chris Terry scored his second goal in as many games. Sven Andrighetto and Ryan Johnston would pick up the helpers and the IceCaps had a 1-0 lead over the Penguins. Yann Danis was solid in the frame, making 20 saves after just one period.

The IceCaps began the second period killing off the remainder of a Yannick Veilleux penalty. They then benefited from some poor discipline by the Penguins. They took four consecutive penalties and on the third, a Jean-Sebastien Dea cross-checking penalty, Andrighetto fired one past Casey DeSmith making it 2-0 IceCaps.

However the Penguins got one back at the end of the frame. Just after Danis made his 31st stop of the game, Oskar Sundqvist tucked home a rebound off a David Warsofsky shot with four seconds remaining in the period. That was the second goal scored by the Penguins in the last minute of the second period in the two games these teams played.

The Penguins got an early power play opportunity in the third following another Veilleux penalty and even though the IceCaps kept the Penguins off the score sheet, they were peppering Danis with shots and almost broke the tie on a few occasions. After an unsuccessful man advantage for the IceCaps, Max Friberg took a slashing penalty that lead to Chad Ruhwedel wiring one past Danis to tie the game at 2-2. That was the score at the end of 60 minutes, and this game needed extra time to determine a winner.

In the overtime period, St. John’s found themselves in their own zone far too often. Ruhwedel had the best chance for the Pens in the extra minutes, in close on Danis, but the goaltender was equal to the task and kept the ‘Caps alive. Later in the period, Danis would make his 50th save of the night and make a smart pass out of his glove, sparking a three-on-one break. St. John’s did not score on that rush, but Julien Brouillette would intercept the pass on the ensuing breakout and set up Terry for the game-winner.

The IceCaps snuck out with a 3-2 OT win in this one. Danis was fantastic making 50 saves. Terry and Andrighetto both had great nights as well and it resulted in the IceCaps getting a win off the best team in the Eastern Conference.

The ‘Caps get back at it this coming weekend, when they meet up with the Springfield Thunderbirds for two matchups at Mile One Centre – their last two games in this home stand.

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

▲     Brett Lernout, Sven Andrighetto, Chris Terry, Ryan Johnston, Yann Danis, Jacob de la Rose, Joel Hanley

▼     Jonathan Racine

 25 Shots 51
2 for 8 Power Play 1 for 3
8 Penalty Minutes 18
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (12-11-1-0) 1 1 0 1 3
 Penguins (14-4-3-0) 0 1 1 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Terry (7), Andrighetto (7), Terry (8)
  • WBS: Sundqvist (7), Ruhwedel (3)
  • STJ: Danis (W) 3-2-1-0
  • WBS: DeSmith (L) 5-0-2-0
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Yann Danis  STJ
  2. Sven Andrighetto  STJ
  3. Chad Ruhwedel  WBS

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Audio from interviews provided by Joseph Whalen for AHL Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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