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RECAP | IceCaps – Senators: Almost a Comeback, But Not Quite

Thursday December 31, 2015 
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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2-3

SENATORS
Binghamton

(Photo by JustSports Photography)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Lessio – Hudon – Holloway
Bournival – De la Rose – Andrighetto
MacMillan – Dumont – Fournier
McNally – Eisenschmid – Gregoire [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Tokarski

Scratches: Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Michael McCarron (throat), Tim Bozon, Angelo Miceli, Mac Bennett
Injured reserve:  Ryan Johnston (back surgery)

Game Report

The most memorable moments of the night both came from Bud Holloway: a desperation skate save in the dying minutes of the game with the IceCaps net empty and a kiss that he planted on the helmet of linemate Charles Hudon when the Kiss Cam featured the duo on the score clock during a stoppage of play.

It was that kind of night.

The Senators took advantage of an IceCaps team who got into Binghamton in the wee hours of the morning. The BSens came out of the gate strong scoring just 1:20 into the opening frame. The Senators went up by two on their first power-play of the game seven minutes into the game.

To say the game was physical is putting it mildly. Chippy play, scrums after whistles, and multiple scraps between Stefan Fournier and Guillaume Lepine. Finally, late in the second period, the IceCaps began to show some life after Sven Andrighetto and Fournier each potted a goal.

The momentum had seemingly swung in the visiting team’s direction, but they couldn’t fully surmount a comeback to tie the game. Zach Fucale held off the Binghamton offense through the final horn, but the Senators were able to edge out the IceCaps 3-2.

The IceCaps will start the new year and complete their road trip on Saturday when they meet the Utica Comets.

▲     Mark MacMillan, Jacob de la Rose, Sven Andrighetto

▼     Mark Barberio, Michael Bournival

 Statistics 
ICECAPS SENATORS
 33 Shots 34
0 for 2 Power Play 1 for 2
13 Penalty Minutes 13
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (15-9-5-3) 0 2 0 2
 Senators (11-17-2-0) 2 1 0 3
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Andrighetto (7), Fournier (5)
  • BNG:  Robinson (5), O’Dell (12), Lindberg (4)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 8-5-2
  • BNG: Driedger (W) 8-6-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Eric O’Dell  BNG
  2. Cole Schneider   BNG
  3. Stefan Fournier  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “They work hard, especially in their building, you know, they’re tough to play against. They’re big, they’re strong, they forecheck hard, they protect the puck well.”
  • “I thought that we showed some character to at least put ourselves in a situation where we have ourselves a chance to win.”
  • “I like his game. [Sven Andrighetto] showed some speed and showed some aggressiveness on the forecheck.”

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Lucas Lessio

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

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By Amy

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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