PREVIEW | St. John’s Sees Syracuse for Game Three IceCaps Continue Playoff Run on the Road, Series Tied 1-1 Posted by Geneva Hayward on
By: Ryan Howell
2017 CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND 1
ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS (4th North) vs SYRACUSE CRUNCH (1st North)
GAME 3: Wednesday, April 26th (8:30 PM NT)
SERIES TIED 1-1
WATCH: AHL Live LISTEN: stjohnsicecaps.com, 930 AM KIXX Country
The St. John’s IceCaps continue their quest for the Calder Cup Wednesday evening in Syracuse to take on the Crunch in game three of the series. With the series being tied 1-1, it moves into a best-of-3 format.
Tye McGinn scored at 10:37 of the second overtime to lift the Syracuse Crunch over the St. John’s IceCaps 4-3 Saturday night at Mile One Centre in what was the longest game in franchise history. Jacob de la Rose, Charles Hudon, and Stefan Matteau scored for St. John’s. Yannick Veilleux appeared to score the game-winner in the first overtime, but after review it was deemed the puck didn’t cross the goal line. Slater Koekkoek, Matt Taormina, and Cory Conacher scored in regulation time for the Crunch – the last two goals coming in the final 4:17 of the third period. Charlie Lindgren stopped 46-of-50 shots for the IceCaps. Mike McKenna stopped 38-of-41.
Apr. 24: F Michael McCarron assigned to St. John’s
Charles Hudon leads all St. John’s skaters with three points in the first two games of the series. Zach Redmond has six points in his last ten playoff games dating back to 2014. Max Friberg picked up his first multi-point playoff game with two assists Saturday night. Charlie Lindgren leads all North Division goaltenders in goals against average (1.99) and save percentage (0.937)
Matt Taormina and Matthew Peca lead all Syracuse skaters with three points in the first two games of the series. Cory Conacher has four points in his last four playoff games. Tye McGinn has goals in back-to-back games and leads all skaters on both teams with a +4 rating. Mike McKenna suited up in his 25th career Calder Cup Playoffs game Saturday night.