IceCaps drop two games to Sharks
One-hundred and twenty-five penalty minutes later on Wednesday night, the IceCaps are now five points back of the Worcester Sharks in the AHL East.
After a heart-breaking 3-2 loss Tuesday night, where the IceCaps broke down for two goals against in less than a two-minute span in the third period, St.John's dropped another crucial two points in a 4-0 thrashing by the Sharks on Wednesday.
Tuesday night's loss seemed to be a serious blow to a team that had the game in hand and was looking to make up ground in the playoff race (as the Sharks sat three points up on the IceCaps leading into the game). With that being the case, losing Wednesday night was perhaps an early knockout punch against St.John's.
The IceCaps have more ebbs and flows than the nearby ocean this year. The team has suffered through a flurry of injuries to key players, stars not producing on the scoresheet, and the Winnipeg Jets (their parent club) taking two of their top D-men away for the now-playing, no-longer-locked-out Jets. On the other side of the coin, The IceCaps swept the B-Sens (winning two games against the top team in the East), watched the break-out of sophomore defenceman Zach Redmond (now up in Winnipeg) and the IceCaps have found potentially-their-best line all season in Eric O'Dell, Kael Mouillierat and Carl Klingberg.