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RECAP | IceCaps – Devils: ‘Almost’ Isn’t Enough in Albany

Wednesday February 24, 2016 
Times Union Center, Albany, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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3-4

DEVILS
Albany

(Photo by Hans Pennink / Special to the Times Union)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Alexandre Ranger, Shane Bakker, Travis Brown, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Gabriel Dumont (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

After a few days of travel and practice, the IceCaps came into Albany tonight looking for a win after dropping their last two to Binghamton. Charles Hudon was back in the lineup after missing one game due to injury.

But less than five minutes into the game it felt like deja vu all over again as the Devils got on the board first.  By the midway point of the second period they held a 3-0 lead over the IceCaps, and the visiting team was looking unorganized and frustrated.

Coach Sylvain Lefebvre must have lit a fire under the team in the second intermission as they came out blazing in the third period, with Hudon getting St. John’s on the board just over a minute into the frame.  Thirty seconds later it was Tim Bozon’s turn to put a puck past Yann Danis – his first goal of the season.

The IceCaps continued to pressure throughout the third, but in the final minute allowed Albany to get an empty net goal.  With just three seconds remaining Bozon got the IceCaps within one goal, but again it was too late for the full comeback and St. John’s dropped their third consecutive game.

Victor Bartley was called up to the Montreal Canadiens the day before this game, which then led to Travis Brown getting called up to the IceCaps from the Brampton Beast. Brown did not play in this game, however.

The Icecaps continue their road trip by heading to Utica for a game against the Comets on Saturday night.

▲     Tim Bozon, Charles Hudon, Brett Lernout, Max Friberg

▼     John Scott

 Statistics 
ICECAPS SENATORS
 20 Shots 25
0 for 3 Power Play 0 for 1
7 Penalty Minutes 11
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (23-22-7-3) 0 0 3 3
 Devils (32-13-7-0) 2 1 1 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Hudon (17), Bozon (1), Bozon (2)
  • ALB:  McPherson (1), Thompson (10), Sislo (26), McKelvie (1)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 14-13-3
  • ALB: Danis (W) 24-7-5
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Mike Sislo  ALB
  2. Corbin McPherson  ALB
  3. Paul Thompson  ALB

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
 Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “It’s not just [Mike Sislo] there are a few guys you have to pay attention to. (Jim) O’Brien is another guy. They have two good lines.

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RECAP | IceCaps vs. Devils: Tokarski, Tinordi Stand Out in Albany

Wednesday December 2, 2015 
Times Union Center, Albany, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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1-2

DEVILS
Albany

(Photo by Michael P. Farrell)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Holloway
Bozon – Dumont – Gregoire
McNally – MacMillan – Fournier
Pither – Miceli – Dietz[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Tinordi – Ellis
Hanley – Didier
Bennett – Lernout[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Tokarski
Pasquale

Scratches: Dalton Thrower, Mark Barberio (undisclosed), Eric Neilson, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Jacob De la Rose (lower-body), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Ryan Johnston (back surgery)

Game Report

The IceCaps, looking to continue their win streak, started off tonight’s game in Albany with seven shots on goal in the first period.  It would be the highest number of shots on goal for St. John’s in any period for the rest of the game.  After a fairly uneventful opening 10 minutes, Michael McCarron got called for a boarding penalty which led to a quick power play goal by the Devils.

20 seconds later, Gabriel Dumont responded with a goal of his own to even the score, assisted by Joel Hanley and Stefan Fournier.  Not long after that, Jeremy Gregoire and Corey Tropp dropped the gloves for a spirited fight.

But it was a hard hit to the head on Jeremy Gregoire in the second period that sent Dan Kelly to the dressing room for the night with a match penalty.  Gregoire eventually made his way off the ice under his own power, albeit very bloodied.

The Devils peppered Dustin Tokarski all night long. Tokarski, down from the Habs on a conditioning stint, responded well after shaking off some the rust from not playing in Montreal yet this season.  He had some key saves during the game and especially in overtime.

Outshot 38-18 by the Albany Devils, the IceCaps couldn’t get out of their own zone long enough to get the game winner before Paul Thompson found an opening short side to end the game.  Also down for a conditioning stint is Jarred Tinordi, who played exceptionally well throughout the game.

The IceCaps have now earned points in nine straight games.

▲     Charles Hudon, Jarred Tinordi, Gabriel Dumont, Dustin Tokarski

 Statistics 
ICECAPS DEVILS
 18 Shots 38
0 for 5 Power Play 1 for 5
17 Penalty Minutes 21
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (11-5-4-2) 1 0 0 0 1
 Devils (13-4-3-0) 1 0 0 1 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Dumont (5)
  • ALB:  Sislo (12), Thompson (6)
  • STJ: Tokarski (L) 2-2-3
  • ALB: Danis (W) 12-2-3
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Paul Thompson   ALB
  2. Dustin Tokarski   STJ
  3. Marc-Andre Gragnani   ALB

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “If you ask [Gabriel Dumont] if he wants that puck again, he could have won it for us. (Yann) Danis made a couple of good saves. Overtime can go either way.”
  • “They have good special teams. They showed that again tonight. For us to get a point here on the road, it’s a big point for us.”

 

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