PREVIEW | IceCaps Set Date with Senators for Valentine’s Day St. John's kicks off six-game home stand Posted by Geneva Hayward on
By: Ryan Howell
TUESDAY, FEBUARY 14TH; WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH (7:30 PM NT)
St. John’s IceCaps (23-21-5-1 | 0.520 | 4th North) vs Binghamton Senators (20-25-2-1 | 0.448 | 6th North)
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The St. John’s IceCaps kick off a six-game home stand with Northern Division rivals starting this Tuesday and Wednesday for a Valentine’s matchup with the Binghamton Senators. The IceCaps are coming off a six-game road trip through Pennsylvania where the club went 3-3.
Charles Hudon, Nikita Scherbak, and Chris Terry all had multi-point nights as the St. John’s IceCaps defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-3 Saturday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. Hudon, Scherbak, Terry, and Mark MacMillan scored for St. John’s. Robert Hagg, Mark Zengerle, and Colin McDonald scored for Lehigh Valley. Former IceCap Will O’Neill had a pair of assists. Yann Danis made 25 saves for the IceCaps in the win. Alex Lyon turned aside 17 for the Phantoms in the loss.
Feb. 13: F Michael McCarron reassigned to St. John’s. Feb. 11: F Daniel Carr reassigned to St. John’s.
The IceCaps have picked up a point in all three meetings with the Senators so far this season going 1-0-1-1. Daniel Audette snapped an 11-game pointless drought with an assist in Friday’s game versus the Phantoms. Bobby Farnham netted his 8th goal of the season Friday which is a new AHL season high. Charles Hudon is sporting a three-game point streak where he has put up five points. Chris Terry is tied for seventh in AHL scoring with 41 points despite playing in only 32 of the IceCaps’ 50 games.
The Senators struggle on the road with a record of 8-12-1-1. Mike Kostka played in his 500th AHL regular season game Friday in Syracuse, while Captain Michael Blunden played in his 500th AHL regular season game last Wednesday in Lehigh Valley. Casey Bailey has six points in the last five games. Andrew Hammond cleared waivers and has been assigned to Binghamton. Hammond went 20-1-2 in his NHL rookie season and was one of the best storylines of the 14-15 season.
January 6th – 2-1 BNG (SO)
Casey Bailey netted the shootout winner as the Binghamton Senators edged the St. John’s IceCaps at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Markus Eisenschmid had the only IceCaps goal in regulation time, and Stefan Matteau added another in the shootout to improve to 2/2 on the season. Chris Rumble had the lone Senators regulation goal, while Jason Akeson tallied in the shootout along with Bailey. Charlie Lindgren was solid stopping 25-of-26 shots for St. John’s. Chris Driedger stopped 36-of-37 shots for Binghamton.