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The Rock Report 10/15

IceCaps split first road trip of the season, open first home stand Friday.

Monday, 10.15.2012 / 2:49 PM CT / St. John's IceCaps
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The Rock Report 10\/15
Winnipeg Jets AHL affiliate St. John\'s IceCaps weekly report for Monday, October 15, 2012

The IceCaps kicked off their 2012-13 season with a pair of games in New England on the weekend. After dropping a 4-2 decision to the Springfield Falcons Saturday night in the club’s opening game, the team bounced back with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon versus the Connecticut Whale at the XL Center in Hartford.

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Saturday, October 13 – Springfield Falcons 4 St. John’s IceCaps 2 (MassMutual Center – Springfield, MA)

Matt Calvert and Tomas Kubalik each had a goal and an assist and Curtis McElhinney stopped 23-of-25 shots to lead the Springfield Falcons past the St. John’s IceCaps 4-2 in the first game of the 2012-13 season for both teams Saturday night at the MassMutual Center.

Defenceman Tim Erixon, the game’s first star, had a pair of assists for Springfield while rookie Dalton Smith scored his first career goal as the game-winner.

Eddie Pasquale stopped 29 shots in keeping the IceCaps in the game as the team looked flat for much of the game’s first two periods. Carl Klingberg and Hunter Tremblay scored for St. John’s in the loss.

Sunday, October 14 – St. John’s IceCaps 3 Connecticut Whale 2 (XL Center – Hartford, CT)

Spencer Machacek scored the game-winning goal at 7:55 of the third period to give the St. John’s IceCaps a 3-2 victory over the Connecticut Whale Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.

On his 24th birthday, Machacek banged home a rebound off his own shot on a St. John’s power play to give his team a lead they would not relinquish, and propel the IceCaps to the team’s first victory of 2012-13. Mark Dekanich was sensational in his IceCaps debut, making 35 saves for his first victory. Alex Burmistrov and Hunter Tremblay had a pair of assists each, while Zach Redmond and Max Macenauer also scored for St. John’s. Whale goaltender Scott Stajcer stopped 22-of-25 shots in getting tagged with the loss in his pro debut.

LOOKING AHEAD:

The IceCaps return to Mile One Centre for their home opener this Friday against the Adirondack Phantoms in the first game of a two-game series and the start of a six-game home stand. Game time on Friday and Saturday is 7:30 pm local time.

ICECAPS NOTES:

Changing digits: Two IceCap players are sporting different jersey numbers than they wore last season. Aaron Gagnon switches from 25 to 11 while Jason Gregoire goes from 50 to 17.

Rookies earn their time: IceCap rookies Ivan Telegin, Julian Melchiori, Ben Chiarot and Will O’Neill all suited up for both games on opening weekend. Telegin recorded his first professional point when he assisted on Max Macenauer’s first period tally against the Connecticut Whale Sunday afternoon.

Injury notes: Several IceCaps are nursing injuries through the first week of the season. Jason Jaffray, Paul Postma, John Albert, Ryan Schnell, Ray Sawada, and Ray Kaunisto did not travel with the team. Jaffray, who has been sidelined since last March with a neck injury, will attempt to be ready for the home opener this Friday, as will the others.

Machacek rolling: Spencer Machacek, the team’s leading scorer last season with 50 points, has picked up where he left off. The winger notched three points (1G, 2A) on the weekend, including the game-winning goal Sunday at Connecticut while celebrating his 24th birthday.

Shot down: Through two games, the IceCaps have been outshot 70-50 overall, a stark contrast to last season when the club was outshot only 22 times in 76 games. Defenceman Zach Redmond leads all shooters with eight.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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