Hamilton and St. John’s face off once more on the back half of a back to back series.
In their first meeting, the Bulldogs dominated the IceCaps at even strength on puck control, resulting in lopsided shot count of 46-19. They failed to convert on the mass of chances generated though, scoring only once on the powerplay with Brendan Gallagher’s team leading 6th marker. The IceCaps managed to get 2 point shots slip through traffic into the net to go with, a powerplay goal on a strong play by Burmistrov and an empty netter to win 4-1.
Louis Leblanc returns to the lineup and Cedric Desjardins will start after he was supposed to last night but was replaced with Mayer at the last minute. Alexander Avtsin returns to the pressbox as the horrific 2 headed monster on the 4th line wings of Hagel and Sortini return to drag the Bulldogs down. Dallas Eakins put it well when he said Sortini cost his team the game on even strength long before being removed on a game last weekend.
Technical difficulties prevented this post from being up before game time. Shots were 8 to 2 for the IceCaps, with the two shots from Gallagher for the Bulldogs. Klingberg scored on a snipe of the rush to give St. John’s a 1 goal lead.