The St. John’s IceCaps squared off with a struggling divisional rival, the Binghamton Senators, on Friday night for the first of back-to-back games.
Yann Danis got the start for St. John’s, in place of the recently recalled Charlie Lindgren. Unfortunately for the IceCaps, Danis was shaky at best on the night.
Chris Terry opened the scoring for the home side. His team-leading 26th goal of the season came on the power play as he rifled a shot from the left circle, beating Matt O’Connor over the shoulder.
Chris Terry doing Chris Terry things, this power play goal is his 26th of the year. pic.twitter.com/jZoYy01JcG— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 31, 2017
Later in the period, while chasing a puck in the corner, Daniel Carr tripped, and was then hit by Charles-David Beaudoin in the head. Carr did not return to the game.
Ugly looking hit on Daniel Carr by Charles-David Beaudoin, Carr went straight to the room and has not returned. pic.twitter.com/ASs1hFLQxP— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 31, 2017
Before the intermission, Binghamton had an equalizer. Casey Bailey beat Danis from a tough angle to tie things up at 1-1.
Two minutes into the second period, the Senators took the lead. Colin White’s first professional goal put the Sens up 2-1.
Colin White gets his first professional goal pic.twitter.com/nmIDLABr1o— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 31, 2017
Midway through the frame, the IceCaps went on the power play. It was once again Chris Terry, from the left circle, beating O’Connor high glove, tying things up at 2-2.
Make that 27 goals for Chris Terry, who uncorks another rocket on the power play! pic.twitter.com/mQWwMrjKh5— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 31, 2017
Three minutes later, Brandon Gormley’s point shot beat a screened Danis, putting the visitors up 3-2.
In the third, Andreas Englund’s third of the season gave the Senators a two-goal lead, the final tally in an eventually 4-2 win.
BNG: Matt O’Connor (W) 30/32
STJ: Yann Danis (L) 16/20
- Casey Bailey (BNG) 1G, 1A
- Chris Terry (STJ) 2G
- Matt O’Connor (BNG) 30 Saves
The IceCaps and Senators face off once again on Saturday night, in what is a crucial game for the IceCaps. Head coach Sylvain Lefebrve has a tough decision to make regarding goaltending. After Danis’s struggles on Friday, it may be time to give Zachary Fucale a chance.