|2016-17 Season, Game 66 | Wednesday March 22, 2017
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Hudon – Terry – Carr
[one_half_last]Hanley – Lernout
Scratches: Tom Parisi, David Broll, Anthony Camara, Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Zach Redmond (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
The IceCaps got back to work Wednesday evening, in the second of their two-game series against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. It was a solid opening frame for the home side, they enjoyed most of the possession in the period, and it showed in the shot totals.
However, the IceCaps did not capitalize on their chances and made one costly mistake on the power play. Scott Laughton benefitted from the sloppy play and beat Yann Danis on a clear-cut breakaway to make it 1-0 for the Phantoms. St. John’s did have a great chance late in the period in the form of a full five-on-three man advantage, but Anthony Stolarz was equal to the task. The IceCaps trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes.
The second period of play was mostly uneventful. The goalies stood tall for most of the frame, but the IceCaps did manage to strike back. It was Daniel Carr scoring on the man advantage, solving Stolarz just over 13 minutes into the period. St. John’s headed to the dressing room knotted up 1-1.
The third period brought a little more action and excitement. After Bobby Farnham drew a holding penalty on T.J. Brennan, Daniel Audette scored his second goal in as many nights to give the ‘Caps a 2-1 lead. It remained that way until just under the 19-minute mark of the third.
St. John’s looked to be in great position with a power play with just 2:06 remaining in the game, but an untimely Carr penalty nullified that man advantage. Lehigh Valley called timeout and pulled Stolarz and it paid off. Taylor Leier tucked one past Danis to tie the game 2-2. For the second night in a row, St. John’s and Lehigh Valley needed overtime.
The overtime period did not solve anything, both goalies kept the teams at bay, so the teams needed a shootout. In the shootout, the goaltenders continued their strong play, both going through three rounds without allowing a goal. But in the fourth round, Corbin Knight scored the winner for Lehigh Valley to end the game, 3-2.
For the second night in a row, the IceCaps dropped a heartbreaker to the Phantoms. St. John’s gets back to work this weekend, with the Hershey Bears in town.
(Game Report written by Joseph Whalen, Staff Writer for AHL Report)
▲ Max Friberg, Jacob de la Rose, Daniel Carr, Joel Hanley, Daniel Audette, Yann Danis
|2 for 6||Power Play||0 for 4|
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