|Friday November 20, 2015
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL.
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Carr – McCarron – Thomas
[one_half_last]Barberio – Dietz
Scratches: Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Jacob De la Rose (lower-body), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Mac Bennett (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Joel Hanley (undisclosed)
The IceCaps came out strong Friday night when they took to the Mile One ice against the Syracuse Crunch. They skated hard, maintained pressure, and kept the Crunch on a defensive stance. But discipline soon became an issue once again, with two minor penalties going against St. John’s in the first period alone.
Neither team found the back of the net in that opening frame, but Sven Andrighetto potted a power play goal just a few minutes into the second period, his fifth of the season. Stefan Fournier followed that with an even-strength goal just a minute and a half later and the IceCaps looked to have the dominant momentum.
Then came more penalties, five total for the IceCaps on the night, and Syracuse started to wear down the home team. The latter portion of the second period and the entirety of the third were slow and sloppy for the IceCaps as the two teams traded goals back and forth.
An ill-timed penalty against Mike McCarron late in the third provided an opening for the game tying Syracuse goal, and for the third consecutive game the IceCaps headed to overtime. It took less than a minute for Andrighetto to end the evening the same way he started it, clinching the OT win for his team.
Immediately after the game Andrighetto was called up to the Montreal Canadiens ahead of their Sunday night game against the New York Islanders, while goaltender Eddie Pasquale was reassigned to the Brampton Beast.
The IceCaps return to Mile One tonight for the second game of their back-to-back against Syracuse.
▲ Eddie Pasquale, Sven Andrighetto, Gabriel Dumont, Mark MacMillan
|1 for 3||Power Play||1 for 5|
|AHL Three Stars|
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