John Scott Scores First Goal for St. John's IceCaps

John Scott Scores First Goal for St. John’s IceCaps

Michael McCarron scored an unassisted power play goal with just under 2 ½ minutes remaining in regulation time to tie the game at 2-2 and then scored the game winner in the fifth round of the shootout as the St. John’s IceCaps opened their six game road trip with a 3-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday.

Twice the IceCaps were forced to come from behnd in the game. After Andrew Walcott had given the Crunch a 1-0 lead in the game’s second minute, NHL All-Star hero John Scott tied it up on a power play goal at 4:31 of the opening period. Anthony De Angelo restored the lead before the midpoint of the period.

From that point on, IceCaps rookie goaltender Zach Fucale took over tiving his teammates a chance to come back and then stopping six shots in the overtime period and  all five shooters in the shootout. Final shots on goal were 32-28 in favour of the IceCaps.

Notes –

…..This was Fucale’s fourth straight win during which he has given up six goals.  Three of the wins have come against Syracuse including his first professional shutout February 9th.  He has stopped 134 of the last 140 shots he’s faced for a 1.46GAA and .957 save percentage.

….The goal for John Scott is his first of the year in 18 professional games, 11 with the Arizona Coyotes and seven with St. John’s.

….Among those missing from the IceCaps lineup due to injury are forwards Gabriel Dumont, Markus Eisenschmid, Michael Bournival, Jeremy Gregoire and Connor Crisp plus defenseman Mac Bennett.  On recall to the Canadiens are defenseman Mark Barberio plus forwards Daniel Carr (injured), Sven Andrighetto and Jacob de la Rose.

….Thursday morning the IceCaps announced the signing of right wing Evan Rankin to a professional tryout contract (PTO).  He will join the team on Friday in Binghamton from the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL where he 14 points in 15 games after starting the season with AHL Lehigh Valley.


St. John’s IceCaps 3 (SO) at Syracuse Crunch 2
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – Onondaga County War Memorial Arena

St. John’s 1 0 1 0 – 3
Syracuse 2 0 0 0 – 2

1st Period-

1, Syracuse, Walcott 2 (Taormina, Blunden), 1:43.

2, St. John’s, Scott 1 (MacMillan, Bartley), 4:31 (PP).

3, Syracuse, DeAngelo 5 (Richard, Gourde), 8:19.

Penalties-Bakker Stj (fighting), 1:45; Hart Syr (fighting), 1:45; Erne Syr (slashing), 2:51; Mormina Syr (high-sticking, high-sticking), 14:50; Ellis Stj (tripping), 17:19.

2nd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Richard Syr (boarding), 2:03; Lernout Stj (fighting), 10:17; Angelidis Syr (fighting), 10:17; Didier Stj (interference), 15:42; DeAngelo Syr (hooking), 17:50.

3rd Period-

4, St. John’s, McCarron 15   17:26 (PP).

Penalties-Dodero Syr (slashing), 0:38; Bozon Stj (interference), 5:16; Erne Syr (hooking), 17:06.

OT Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Richard Syr (boarding), 0:42; Scherbak Stj (hooking), 2:32.

Shootout – St. John’s 1 (Hudon NG, Holloway NG, Scherbak NG, Friberg NG, McCarron G), Syracuse 0 (Richard NG, DeAngelo NG, Tambellini NG, Blunden NG, Gourde NG).
Shots on Goal-St. John’s 15-8-8-0-1-32. Syracuse 7-9-7-6-0-29.
Power Play Opportunities-St. John’s 2 / 8; Syracuse 0 / 4.
Goalies-St. John’s, Fucale 14-11-1 (29 shots-27 saves). Syracuse, Gudlevskis 8-9-1 (31 shots-29 saves).
A-4,653
Referees-Furman South (55), Peter MacDougall (57).
Linesmen-Francois Dussureault (60), Andy Petrus (26).

 

UPDATED ICECAPS SEASON SCORING STATISTICS

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Bud Holloway 46 15 29 44 -2 12
Charles Hudon 48 16 20 36 -3 60
Gabriel Dumont 50 14 20 34 -10 58
Michael McCarron 50 15 18 33 -3 77
Morgan Ellis 52 11 18 29 12 45
Max Friberg 43 7 17 24 -5 6
Sven Andrighetto 26 10 13 23 6 22
Daniel Carr 24 10 11 21 7 10
Lucas Lessio 42 10 11 21 -16 41
Mark Barberio 26 2 18 20 0 25
Darren Dietz 49 4 11 15 -2 33
Jacob de la Rose 30 4 7 11 -8 16
Joel Hanley 48 3 7 10 -8 19
Mark MacMillan 38 6 3 9 -9 16
Nikita Scherbak 24 5 3 8 -13 12
Michael Bournival 20 1 7 8 -7 12
Jeremy Gregoire 40 3 3 6 -3 37
Brett Lernout 51 1 5 6 -10 44
Ryan Johnston 15 0 6 6 -10 12
Victor Bartley 22 2 3 5 -7 14
Markus Eisenschmid 28 1 4 5 -1 0
Angelo Miceli 23 3 1 4 -5 12
Brandon McNally 28 1 2 3 -4 17
Mac Bennett 29 1 2 3 -8 28
Josiah Didier 29 0 3 3 -8 27
Zachary Fucale 31 0 3 3 0 2
Jarred Tinordi 6 0 2 2 3 6
Tim Bozon 17 0 2 2 -1 4
John Scott 7 1 0 1 -2 8
Luc-Olivier Blain 2 0 0 0 -1 0
Greg Pateryn 3 0 0 0 -6 0
Shane Bakker 5 0 0 0 -2 25
Eric Neilson 6 0 0 0 2 9
Alexandre Ranger 6 0 0 0 -1 2
Dalton Thrower 8 0 0 0 0 20
Connor Crisp 10 0 0 0 -6 25
Eddie Pasquale 17 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltender W L SL SV%
Eddie Pasquale 6 5 0 0.915
Zachary Fucale 14 11 1 0.907