John Scott (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
John Scott is staying hot after his All-Star Game MVP win. In his third game back with the St. John’s IceCaps, Scott scored his first AHL tally of the season after setting up out front on the power play. It was Scott’s first AHL goal in nearly seven years.
John Scott winning the Pacific Division captaincy at the All-Star Game may have started as a joke, but it ended as one of the best stories of the season. Scott scored twice, and the second was an all-star caliber snipe.
But after his turn at all-star weekend ended, Scott headed home to be with his wife during the birth of their twins. Once his two daughters were born, Scott was back on the road, heading to the AHL to play for the St. John’s IceCaps, the top affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. And it was in his third game back post-break that Scott gave fans what they came to see. Not a fight, not a hit, but a goal — a power play goal from the All-Star MVP:
It’s actually quite the goal for Scott, too. While it might not seem like there’s much to it, Scott used his 6-foot-8, 255-pound frame to back up his check in front of the net and open himself up for a pass from Mark MacMillan.
Scott’s goal is his first in the AHL in nearly seven years. The last time he scored in the AHL was Feb. 27, 2009 as a member of the Houston Aeros. Granted, Scott hasn’t played in the AHL since the 2008-09 season and following his goal he has only appeared in 10 AHL games, but it’s still nice to see one of the season’s best stories go back down to the minors and find a spot on the power play.
The IceCaps, on goals by Scott and Michael McCarron, would force overtime against the Syracuse Crunch before picking up the win in a shootout. No, Scott didn’t get a turn in the shootout, but we’re sure fans in Syracuse would have loved to watch that happen.