St. John’s concludes their travels in the States tonight as they pay a visit to the Veterans Memorial Arena for a 7:05 pm game against the Senators. IceCaps have won three out of five contests in their current six game road trip after losing to the Syracuse Crunch 4-2 Friday night. B-Sens got shut out last night in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by the score of 1-0. Andrew Hammond should get the call tonight as Nathan Lawson made 25 saves against the Pens.
Tied for 1st in East Division
2nd in Atlantic Division
B-Sens Projected Lineup*
Lawson / Hammond
Healthy: Forwards Cole Schneider and Mark Stone, Defenseman Tyler Eckford.
* Line up changes may be tweaked by puck drop
Notes & Observations
- It’s the battle of the rookies on defense as IceCaps Brenden Kichton (4g 12a 22gms) takes on Cody Ceci (2g 13a 20gms). Kichton, a 21-year-old out of Spruce Grove, Alberta was a seventh round pick by the Winnipeg Jets while the 19-year-old Ceci is a first rounder from Ottawa. They are fifth and sixth respectively in rookie defensman scoring in the league.
- B-Sens have fallen to fifth place at 21.7% on the pp and St. John’s register a 20.5% good for 7th place. IceCaps sits on the pk in 15th at 83.2% and Sens have improved to 84.2% for 10th position.
- I wonder how much is left in the tank as the IceCaps have been on the road since November 22nd and this will be their sixth in a row. Goaltender Eddie Pasquale (9-8-1-0 2.39gaa) has played in four of those games posting a 2-2 record.
Three Cogs in the Machine
St. John’s IceCaps: Forwards Eric O’Dell (10g 11a 21gms), Kael Mouillierat (5g 13a 22gms) and Andrew Gordon (7g 7a 22gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Mike Hoffman (10g 14a 20gms) and Stephane Da Costa (6g 13a 17gms), Defensman Fredrik Claesson (+15).
Head-to-Head Season Results
IceCaps won three out of four last season. The last being a 1-0 final at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
B-Sens Tweet of the Day
Getting packed for the bus ride to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Hopefully, the B-Sens are blessed with heat on this trip!
— Grady Whittenburg (@BSensRadio) November 29, 2013
Highlights of Last Game (01-21-13)