Jeff Parsons, St. John’s IceCaps
Amidst a five game road stretch, the St. John's IceCaps' will visit the Portland Pirates, Worcester Sharks and Providence Bruins this weekend.
It's been mentioned ad naseaum around here lately, but the St. John's IceCaps have been all sorts of pedestrian early on in this AHL season. A lack of goal scoring has been one of the team's chief concerns, right up there with the team’s ineffective power play and sub-standard goaltending.
Nevertheless, the IceCaps are still in good shape within the Atlantic Division, their record of 4-4-0-0 good enough for second seeding. Fittingly, the IceCaps' will play the three divisional foes hot on their heels in the Portland Pirates, Worcester Sharks and Providence Bruins this weekend.
With a good showing on the road, the IceCaps can further distance themselves from the pack, keeping pace with the Atlantic-leading Manchester Monarchs, who they match-up with next Wednesday. Should they go anything short of 2-1-0-0 in this weekend's set, they run the risk of being usurped by one or more of the three teams trailing them.
Tonight's game will start at 7:30PM EST while Saturday and Sunday's games will go at 7:00PM EST and 3:05PM EST respectively.