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PREVIEW | IceCaps Wrap Up Road Trip in Allentown St. John's faces Lehigh Valley in back-to-back weekend series Posted by Geneva Hayward on

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By: Ryan Howell

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH (8:35 PM NT)

St. John’s IceCaps (22-20-5-1 | 0.521 | 3rd North) vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms (31-13-2-0 | 0. 696 | 2nd Atlantic)

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The St. John’s IceCaps wrap up their six-game road trip with two matchups with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. This series is the first time the two teams meet this season. The IceCaps return to Mile One February 14th against the Binghamton Senators to kick off a six-game homestand.

LAST GAME

Charlie Lindgren stopped all 31 shots he faced for his second pro shutout as the St. John’s IceCaps blanked the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-0 in the final regular season meeting ever between the two clubs. It was a chippy affair that saw five misconduct penalties handed out. Charles Hudon, Chris Terry, Zach Redmond, and Yannick Veilleux scored for St. John’s – all in the second period. Casey DeSmith turned aside 22 shots for the Penguins.

TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 8: F Daniel Carr and F Michael McCarron recalled to Montreal; F Jacob de la Rose reassigned to St. John’s

QUICK HITS

St. John’s
Jeremy Gregoire played in his 100th AHL game Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre. Chris Terry is on a three-game goal streak and leads the club overall with 15. Charles Hudon has four points in the last four games. Bobby Farnham is the first player with the Montreal affiliation to record 100 penalty minutes in a season. Charlie Lindgren has a 0.953 save percentage over his last three starts.

Lehigh Valley
The Phantoms are on a roll lately going 7-3 in their last 10. Defencemen TJ Brennan and Will O’Neill have ties to St. John’s. Brennan played two seasons with the Fog Devils of the QMJHL and O’Neill played 224 games with the IceCaps during the Jets affiliation. Greg Carey leads the league in goals with 22. Jordan Weal is second in the league in points with 47. Boyd Gordon is a veteran of 758 NHL games

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
April 2nd, 2016 – 4-0 LVP
Martin Oullette was perfect between the pipes stopping all 31 shots he faced as the St. John’s IceCaps were blanked 4-0 at Mile One Centre. Reece Wilcox, Tim Brent, Colin McDonald, and Cole Bardreau scored for the Phantoms. Bardreau and McDonald also picked up assists for a two-point night. Ben Scrivens stopped 19 shots in his only game as an IceCap.

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