IceCaps game report

RECAP | IceCaps – Senators: No Puck Luck in Binghamton

Friday February 19, 2016 
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY

St. John’s




(Photo by JustSports Photography)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway
McNally – McCarron – Friberg
Scott – MacMillan – Rankin
Bakker – Miceli – Bozon [/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bartley – Ellis
Hanley – Lernout
Johnston – Dietz[/one_half_last]



Scratches: Jeremy Gregoire, Alexandre Ranger, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Gabriel Dumont (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

After an exciting shootout win on Wednesday night, the IceCaps came in to Binghamton to face a struggling Senators team. The first period was filled with energy, some tensions, some scrums, and a lot of scoring chances – but no goals.  The teams each took one minor penalty, but neither power play unit could convert.

The second period proved to be the frame where all of the night’s scoring would take place. The Senators got on the board first when Zach Fucale got caught out on a rebound and found the puck sailing up over his head.  About six minutes later Michael McCarron drove hard through the Sens zone, dipped down below the net and smoothly fed a pass up ice to Brandon McNally who fired a shot into the net from the high slot.

After a bad turnover led to a Senators breakaway goal later in the period, offensive play seemed to grind to a halt.  The IceCaps stayed out of the penalty box, but their power play units just couldn’t connect and the pucks weren’t getting through. The IceCaps battled hard through to the last second, but couldn’t find an equalizer.

Tonight’s game marked the debut of newcomer Evan Rankin. Charles Hudon went into the boards awkwardly in the second period and seemed to be favoring his ankle afterward.

The Icecaps face off against the Senators again tomorrow night.

▲     Brandon McNally, Morgan Ellis, Michael McCarron, Zach Fucale, Max Friberg

▼     Nikita Scherbak

 31 Shots 24
0 for 4 Power Play 0 for 2
4 Penalty Minutes 8
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (23-20-7-3) 0 1 0 1
 Senators (19- 28-3-0) 0 2 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  McNally (2)
  • BNG:  Carlisle (4), Bailey (5)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 14-12-3
  • BNG: Driedger (W) 13-12-1
 AHL Three Stars
  1. Casey Bailey  BNG
  2. Chris Driedger  BNG
  3. Chris Carlisle  BNG

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Darren Dietz


Audio from interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for IceCaps Hockey Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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Amy is the Lead Correspondent at The AHL Report, covering the Laval Rocket and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL, as well as prospects in the CHL and NCAA. She joined Rocket Sports in 2009, marrying her passion for hockey with her journalism background as an Emmy-nominated television reporter/producer. She works full time as a voice actor for commercials, audiobooks, and animation.

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