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RECAP | Devils – IceCaps: St. John’s Gets Stung

Saturday March 5, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

4-5

DEVILS
Albany

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]McNally – Scherbak – Holloway
Hudon – Dumont – Friberg
Bozon – MacMillan – Ranger
Scott – Yogan – Gregoire [/one_half]

[one_half_last]Dietz – Lernout
Johnston – Didier
Hanley – Bennett[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Shane Bakker, Angelo Miceli, Travis Brown, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

Despite a few battle scars from the previous night, the IceCaps took to their home ice on Saturday night ready for another round with the Albany Devils.  And they came out blazing.

Nikita Scherbak continued his success on the first line with a power play goal just six minutes into the game, assisted by Bud Holloway and Ryan Johnston.  Joel Hanley also found the back of the net with assists from Max Friberg and Andrew Yogan.

But then the Devils found their footing. By the end of the first period, they had answered with four consecutive goals.  The IceCaps only mustered three shots on goal in the period, which didn’t help them keep the scoring more even.

Holloway got one goal back for St. John’s in the second period, and then in third it was Brandon McNally who got the equalizer in the third.  Both teams had a couple of good chances late in regulation but the goaltenders kept the score even at four each.

Overtime gave the IceCaps an opportunity to get six more shots on goal, but none of them would get through.  Yogan took a holding penalty and the Devils scored the winner on the ensuing power play.

Despite the loss, it was a good night for Scherbak with a goal and two assists, and newcomer Yogan has tallied an assist in each of the two games he’s played for St. John’s.  He had to be helped off the ice at the end of the game, however, after going down awkwardly and favoring his left foot.

The Icecaps now look to Tuesday night when the Binghamton Senators come to St. John’s for a two-night series.

▲     Bud Holloway, Nikita Scherbak, Josiah Didier, Andrew Yogan

▼     Zach Fucale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 27 Shots 31
1 for 4 Power Play 1 for 4
8 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (25-23-8-3) 2 1 1 0 4
 Devils (34-15-8-0) 4 0 0 1 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Scherbak (6), Hanley (5), Holloway (17), McNally (4)
  • ALB:  Sislo (27), Lorito (13), Pelley (7), Pietila (8), O’Neill (8)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 14-14-4
  • ALB: Appleby (W) 2-2-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Brian O’Neill  ALB
  2. Nikita Scherbak  STJ
  3. Matt Lorito  ALB

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
 

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