Game Day: IceCaps, Marlies square off in rematch Posted by IceCaps on
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The IceCaps (29-33-2-4, 64 PTS) look to avenge Friday night’s overtime loss with a rematch against the Toronto Marlies (39-21-3-6, 87 PTS) Saturday at Mile One Centre.
LAST NIGHT: TOR 3 STJ 2 (OT) | The IceCaps grabbed a point with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Marlies Friday night at in front of the 71st consecutive sellout at Mile One Centre. Greg Scott, fresh out of the penalty box after taking a late minor penalty in regulation, snapped a wrist shot past Mark Dekanich high on the glove side to lift the Marlies to victory. Drew MacIntyre made 23 saves for the visitors. Dekanich was spectacular for St. John’s, making 40 saves and keeping his squad in the game. Eric O’Dell and Kael Mouillierat each had a goal and an assist, extending their recent string of impressive play. FULL RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS
PREVIOUS MATCHUPS: FEB 24: TOR 5 STJ 4 The IceCaps were defeated by the Marlies 5-4 at Ricoh Coliseum. Despite spotting the Marlies leads of 4-0 and 5-1, the IceCaps nearly made an incredible comeback, battling back to score three times in third period but ultimately falling just short. The Marlies scored five times in the second period with first star Jake Gardiner factoring in on three of those tallies, scoring on the power play and adding two assists. For St. John’s, Kael Mouillierat had a goal and two assists and Dean Arsene had two helpers. Spencer Machacek, Patrice Cormier and Ben Maxwell also scored, while Mark Dekanich was tagged with the loss, making 17 saves. | JAN 13: STJ 4 TOR 3 | JAN 12: TOR 6 STJ 2 | DEC 22: TOR 4 STJ 2
STJ: Eric O’Dell 7 PTS (4G, 3A) | Kael Mouillierat 6 PTS (2G, 4A) | Ray Sawada 3 PTS (1G, 2A) | Eddie Pasquale (1-2-0, 3.36 GAA)
TOR: x Keith Aucoin 6 PTS (2G, 4A) | x Ryan Hamilton 6 PTS (2G, 4A) | x Joe Colborne 5 PTS (1G, 4A) | Jussi Rynnas (1-1-0, 2.51 GAA)
INJURY REPORT: Jason King (head), Hunter Tremblay (head), Ivan Telegin (head), Ryan Schnell (lower body), John Albert (hand), and Josh Godfrey (undisclosed), Tomas Kubalik (undisclosed), Richard Petiot (undisclosed).
TRANSACTIONS: APR 4: STJ signs F Adam Lowry to an ATO | APR 3: WPG recalls F Aaron Gagnon, reassigns F Patrice Cormier to STJ
QUICK HITS: The IceCaps saw their season-high four-game winning streak snapped with Friday’s loss but have recorded a point in five straight contests and seven of their last eight… F Eric O’Dell, who had a fantastic March notching 18 points (9G, 9A) and winning CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 17 (3-2-5, +3), inched closer to becoming the first IceCap to reach 30 goals in a season with his 26th Friday night. O’Dell has scored a goal in each of his last three home games and ranks fourth in the AHL in points per game (0.94) among active players with at least 30 games played… F Aaron Gagnon was named CCM/AHL Player of the Month for his impressive showing in March. Gagnon recorded a point in each of his team’s 11 games (9-9-18), scored three power play goals and three game-winning goals, and added a pair of shorthanded tallies. Gagnon was rewarded this week with a recall to Winnipeg… The IceCaps scored four shorthanded goals in the month of March… After a 9-for-38 stretch on the power play, the IceCaps have been shut out with the man advantage in their last two games (0-for-6). The penalty kill is 27 for its last 30 (90.0%)… F Ben Maxwell’s three-game point streak (4-3-7) was snapped last night… G Mark Dekanich took the loss last night for just the second time in his last seven starts… STJ is 5-6-2-0 vs. TOR all-time and 2-3-2-0 at Mile One… The IceCaps play the Marlies three more times in April. After this weekend’s two-game series, the teams will meet in Toronto Apr. 20-21 for a two-game set at Ricoh Coliseum to close out the regular season.
RECENT ACTION: APR 3: LE 3 TOR 2 | The Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 3-2 in overtime Wednesday morning at Ricoh Coliseum. Toronto outshot Lake Erie 37-29 and received goals from Jerry D’Amigo and Sam Carrick. Mark Owuya took the loss. Toronto went 0-for-2 on the powerplay and 0-for-2 on the penalty kill.
TRANSACTIONS: APR 4: TOR (NHL) recalls F Joe Colborne from TOR (AHL); TOR (AHL) signs F David Broll and D Stuart Percy to ATOs | APR 3: TOR (AHL) reassigns G Mark Owuya to Reading (ECHL) | APR 1: TOR (AHL) signs G Garret Sparks to an ATO
QUICK HITS: With last night’s win, the Marlies have recorded at least a point in 10 of their last 11 games. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is five points… Six of the Marlies’ last eight games have gone to overtime or a shootout… G Drew MacIntyre has won 11 of his 17 starts since joining the Marlies… Toronto’s top three scorers vs. St. John’s – Keith Aucoin, Ryan Hamilton, and Joe Colborne – are all no longer with the club. Aucoin was picked up on waivers by the New York Islanders in January while Hamilton and Colborne are on recall to the Maple Leafs… Toronto added three OHL players to its roster this past week, signing G Garret Sparks, F David Broll, and D Stuart Percy. Sparks played 60 of 68 games with Guelph, notching 36 wins and a .917 SV%. Broll picked up 54 points in 67 games with Sault Ste. Marie as well as 77 penalty minutes, while Percy served as captain of the Mississauga Steelheads and produced 45 points in 68 games.
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