RECAP | Wolf Pack – IceCaps: Danis Earns 200th Win in 400th Game

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Yann Danis (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 38 | Saturday January 14, 2017 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

4-2

WOLF PACK
Hartford

Yann Danis (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Matteau – Audette – Scherbak
Veilleux – de la Rose – Friberg
Broll – Farnham – Gregoire
Camara – MacMillan – Ranger[/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Danis
Lindgren

Scratches: Jonathan Racine, John McCarron, Markus Eisenschmid, Charles Hudon (ankle)

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

The St. John’s IceCaps and Hartford Wolf Pack met for the second time in two nights Saturday. Following a defensive stalemate the night before, the first period was a little more offensive. The sides exchanged some quality chances early on but it did not yield any results. That was until Tom Parisi made a nice pass from behind the Wolf Pack net, finding a wide open Max Friberg who buried his seventh of the season. St. John’s headed to the first intermission with a 1-0 lead.

The second period was mostly uneventful. The teams exchanged power play opportunities with the IceCaps getting three in the frame but they were unsuccessful in adding to their lead. That came back to bite them as the overtime hero of Friday’s game, Chris Brown, scored with the man advantage to tie the game only one minute before the period ended. The teams concluded 40 minutes knotted up 1-1.

The third period was a little more lively. Just two minutes into the final frame, after the IceCaps hit two posts, Alexandre Ranger burst past the Hartford defense and went in on Brendan Halverson all alone to give St. John’s the lead. It did not hold up though, as Nicklas Jensen scored his second in as many nights to equalize once again.

Later in the period, thanks to a great solo effort by Nikita Scherbak to draw a tripping penalty, the IceCaps found themselves with a man advantage. With the extra man, St. John’s restored the lead. David Broll tucked the puck past Halverson after it bounced off the end boards right to him to make it 3-2. Anthony Camara added some much-needed insurance on a breakaway to make it 4-2 and that was the final score.

Yann Danis was solid in the victory, recording 24 saves and getting career AHL win 200 in his 400th AHL game. The IceCaps get back in action Tuesday when the Utica Comets come to town.

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

▲     Max Friberg, David Broll, Yann Danis

 Statistics 
ICECAPS   WOLF PACK
 34 Shots 26
1 for 4 Power Play 2 for 3
6 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (19-14-4-1) 1 0 3 4
 Wolf Pack (14-21-3-1) 0 1 1 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Friberg (7), Ranger (1), Broll (4), Camara (2)
  • HFD: Brown (9), Jensen (18)
  • STJ: Danis (W) 6-2-2
  • HFD: Halverson (L) 4-7-0
 AHL Three Stars
ahl14_200  

  1. Yann Danis  STJ
  2. David Broll  STJ
  3. Nicklas Jensen  HFD

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Yann Danis

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

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