Charlie Lindgren is making a habit of memorable debuts. Fresh out of college he steered the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over Carolina in April.
Only a day after being assigned to the IceCaps by the Canadiens, he made his AHL debut by stopping 50 of 51 shots as the IceCaps recorded a 4-1 win at Providence Friday night. It was St. John’s first win of the season after three road losses last weekend.
Goaltending was the story at both ends of the ice. Malcolm Subban gave up three goals on nine shots including two in a 24-second span early in the second period before he was replaced. It was the second time in a week P.K.’s brother had to be replaced in a game. Zane McIntyre finished the game for the Bruins. The final shots on goals were 51-21.
The goalscorers for the IceCaps were Nikita Scherbak, Charles Hudon and Markus Eisenschmid plus Sven Andrighetto into the empty net with 49-seconds remaining. Alex Grant scored the Bruins lone goal midway through the third period on a power play.
The IceCaps will continue their six game season-opening road trip in Springfield Saturday.
…The IceCaps were without centre Mike McCarron who was serving the first of a two game suspension for a headbutting incident last weekend.
….The IceCaps have been a disorganized mess through the early part of their season. However, their penalty killing has been one of their few strengths. They killed off the team’s first 14 penalties before being scored up on the third period.
….This is the second straight weekend in which the IceCaps will play three games in three days. They played and lost games in Providence (1-2); Albany (2-5) and Hartford (3-6). They continue their road trip in Springfield Saturday and back in Hartford on Sunday,
….After six straight on the road the IceCaps will start their home season next Friday the first of back to back games against the Rochester Americans. Guy Lafleur will be a special guest of the IceCaps at their opener.
….With the arrival of Lindgren, the IceCaps released goaltender Bryan Pitton from his professional tryout contract and returned him to Brampton (ECHL).
IceCaps Season Scoring Statistics – Updated
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