the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly
activities of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg
Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers
weekly article, we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.
past the jump to read what went down.
After a short week, despite earning a single win, the IceCaps did not see much movement in the standings or their underlying numbers. They continue to remain in 10th in the conference as they fight for a playoff spot but with just over 10 games remaining it’s going to be hard to make up that gap to 8th. Sports Club Stats currently has the IceCaps at a 0.6% chance of making the playoffs.
Friday’s 2-1 OT Win vs Albany
A low scoring game where everything went the IceCap’s way started off the week. The IceCaps outplayed Albany, Connor Hellebuyck stood on his head with to earn a Quality Start and St. John’s pocketed the goal to win in OT. Peter Budaj returned this game with the IceCaps in his back up role.
Saturday’s 0-2 Loss vs Albany
Albany came right back with a vengeance the next night. They outplayed St. John’s and, despite Connor Hellebuyck earning a Quality Start, the IceCaps did not have any bounces go their way and were ultimately shut out.
Wednesday’s 1-4 Loss vs Manchester
The final game of the week was against one of the top possession teams in the league, the Manchester Monarchs, who dominated the IceCaps. In net for the first time in a long while was Peter Budaj who played reasonably well but not enough to give his team the best chance to win. It certainly doesn’t help when the offence couldn’t score.
- No Transactions this week
The schedule ahead is a back-to-back at home vs the 2nd best possession team in the league. With the IceCaps sleeping in their own bed they are going to have to have a minimum of at least 2 points this weekend.
- Multiple reports have been written lately suggesting that St. John’s will be moving to Winnipeg next season and Hamilton likely moving to St. John’s (temporarily) with a long term goal of moving to Laval.
- Read the St. John’s Ricoh Report
- Read This weeks Future NHEhlers Report
- Read Last Weeks IceCaps Recap.
- Check out the AHL Fancystats.