IceCaps Numbers Recap – March 19th, 2015

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Courtesy: StJohnsIceCaps.com

Welcome to
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.



Continue
past the jump to read what went down.

The
Statistics

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The IceCaps
played 2 games this week, earning 2 of 4 points as they make their final playoff
push over the last 10 games.  They may
have won a game but all of their underlying performance metrics have
declined.  Their shot and goal
differences have increased while their possession statistics have dropped.  Even their luck-based statistics such as PDO
and their Special-Teams Index saw a decline – not promising if they have to
fight and claw to make up the 9 point difference between them and 8th
place.

Friday’s
5-4 OT Win vs Manchester

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[ Highlights ] [ St. John’s Recap ]

In the
first game against Manchester the IceCaps outplayed the Monarch and had a
little bit of puck luck on their side as they were ultimately able to walk away
the winners.  Hellebuyck had a rare off
game where he was a bit rusty while the Monarchs managed to capitalize on three
of their seven power play opportunities – definitely  a way to make your victory much harder to
obtain.

Saturday’s
1-4 Loss vs Manchester

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[ Highlights ] [ St. John’s Recap ]

The next
night these two teams went right back at it but the IceCaps could not keep up
their momentum.  St. John’s was outplayed
and were beaten to a tune of 4 to 1.  The
IceCaps did a similar maneuver to every other AHL team where they like to ride
the same goalie in back to backs.  Connor
Hellebuyck started the game but was pulled after he allowed 4 goals in 18 shots
earning a Really Bad Start (the statistical opposite of a quality start).  Peter Budaj played the last half of the game
in relief and was a perfect 18 for 18.

The Players

Name Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SOG SoG/G Sh%
16 John Albert C 64 16 27 43 3 26 0.67 140 2.19 11.43%
27 Will O’Neill D 60 10 31 41 -11 45 0.68 159 2.65 6.29%
13 Chase Balisy LW 61 15 20 35 -10 26 0.57 84 1.38 17.86%
48 Carl Klingberg LW 51 15 15 30 0 41 0.59 152 2.98 9.87%
14 Eric O’Dell C 37 14 15 29 -4 34 0.78 106 2.86 13.21%
33 Joel Armia RW 9 0 2 2 -4 6 0.22 18 2.00 0.00%
24 Scott Kosmachuk RW 58 13 12 25 -16 56 0.43 105 1.81 12.38%
19 Kyle MacKinnon C 43 6 18 24 4 22 0.56 71 1.65 8.45%
8 Brenden Kichton D 53 6 16 22 -10 26 0.42 85 1.60 7.06%
34 JC Lipon RW 63 3 18 21 -18 131 0.33 109 1.73 2.75%
4 Keaton Ellerby D 41 3 13 16 -10 32 0.39 68 1.66 4.41%
28 Patrice Cormier C 37 8 6 14 -10 57 0.38 61 1.65 13.11%
25 Blair Riley RW 58 5 9 14 -8 102 0.24 54 0.93 9.26%
15 Jason Jaffray LW 24 8 5 13 -3 14 0.54 41 1.71 19.51%
49 Julien Brouillette D 38 4 9 13 -2 14 0.34 60 1.58 6.67%
50 Austen Brassard RW 63 5 7 12 -13 53 0.19 63 1.00 7.94%
26 Nicolas Blanchard LW 53 3 8 11 -6 68 0.21 66 1.25 4.55%
18 Ben Chiarot D 24 4 5 9 0 21 0.38 64 2.67 6.25%
9 Ryan Olsen C 54 4 4 8 -18 40 0.15 51 0.94 7.84%
7 Kris Fredheim D 50 2 5 7 -5 18 0.14 52 1.04 3.85%
44 Julian Melchiori D 64 1 5 6 -13 47 0.09 48 0.75 2.08%
29 Jordan Hill D 30 1 3 4 -10 25 0.13 20 0.67 5.00%
21 Ben Walker RW 26 1 1 2 -11 12 0.08 32 1.23 3.13%
17 Brandon MacLean LW 35 0 2 2 -4 8 0.06 50 1.43 0.00%
47 Ryan Parent D 14 0 1 1 0 6 0.07 9 0.64 0.00%
41 Patrick Holland RW 15 0 1 1 -1 6 0.07 5 0.33 0.00%

The
Goaltenders


Name GP Min GA SO GAA W L OT SA SVS SAV%
1 Connor Hellebuyck 51 2957:38:00 122 6 2.48 27 18 4 1636 1514 0.925
2 Peter Budaj 15 743:02:00 43 0 3.47 0 8 4 393 350 0.891
3 Jussi Olkinuora 4 185:40:00 13 0 4.2 2 1 0 90 77 0.856

Connor
Hellebuyck is 8th in AHL goaltender save percentage.

The
Transactions

  • Keaton
    Ellerby was recalled from loan by Winnipeg.

The
Schedule

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This week
schedule is going to be quite difficult to return home with points from.  The IceCaps play a back-to-back-to-back on
the road with an additional fourth game three days later.  All four games are against the top 2 ranked
possession teams in the AHL.

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