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)
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
0 for 5
1 for 5
STJ: Dumont (5)
ALB: Sislo (12), Thompson (6)
STJ: Tokarski (L) 2-2-3
ALB: Danis (W) 12-2-3
AHL Three Stars
Paul Thompson ALB
Dustin Tokarski STJ
Marc-Andre Gragnani ALB
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.”
More reinforcements en route to St. John’s
NINE MORE PLAYERS REASSIGNED
St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE
MONTREAL, QUEBEC (September 27, 2015) –Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that nine players have been reassigned to the St. John’s IceCaps.
The following players have been assigned to St. John’s:
Bud Holloway (ƀ)
Christian Thomas (ƀ)
Gabriel Dumont (ƀ)
Morgan Ellis (ƀ)
(ƀ) – requires NHL waivers
There are still 31 players at Montreal’s camp (18 forwards, 10 defensemen, 3 goaltenders); including four injured players: Max Pacioretty, Nikita Scherbak, Noah Juulsen and Michaël Bournival.
The newest IceCaps will travel to Newfoundland and Labrador tonight to continue their training camp. St. John’s will play three pre-season games against the Toronto Marlies on October 1st, 2nd and 4th.
IceCaps season tickets remain available and can also be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.