IceCaps pull out thrilling shootout win over Marlies

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By Robin Short

Telegram Sports Editor

The St. John’s IceCaps scored three goals in the shootout to pull out a 5-4 win over the Toronto Marlies in a wildly-entertaining American Hockey League game Saturday night at Mile One Centre.

The game featured plenty of scoring, physical play (five fights) and drama as the IceCaps coughed up a two-goal, third-period lead only to win it after overtime solved nothing.

Jerome Samson, Kael Mouillierat and J.C. Lipon scored for the IceCaps in the shootout. Only Spencer Abbott could beat Eddie Pasquale in the shootout.

Rookie Adam Lowry paced the IceCaps with two goals in regulation time. Patrice Cormier and Carl Klingberg netted singles.

Peter Holland, recently sent down from the Toronto Maple Leafs, had two goals for the Marlies, with Wade MacLeod and T.J. Brennan, the former St. John’s Fog Devils junior player, netting singles.

Just as they did Friday night – a 3-2 Toronto win – the IceCaps got off to a slow start when MacLeod scored 23 seconds off the opening faceoff.

However, Lowry breathed new life into the IceCaps and their fans, beating Drew MacIntyre just over three minutes later, and then netted the go-ahead goal with 2:43 remaining in the first period.

Cormier staked the IceCaps to a 3-1 lead 44 seconds into the second period with his fourth goal on the year. Holland and Klingberg exchanged goals to make it 4-2, but then the Marlies got goals from Brennan and Holland – the latter a high, weak shot Pasquale probably should have stopped – to force overtime.

Pasquale finished the night with 35 saves. MacIntyre had 22.

The IceCaps are off now until Friday, Saturday and next Monday when the Manchester Monarchs are at Mile One for three games.

 

NOTES

Defenceman Zack Redmond was recalled to the Winnipeg Jets Friday. He did not play in Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets … Eric O’Dell scored his first goal as a Jet Saturday, with Adam Pardy picking up the assist … Three stars Saturday were 1. Adam Lowry 2. Peter Holland 3. Kael Mouillierat … Mary Brown’s hardest working player was J.C. Lipon

 

 

Organizations: IceCaps, Toronto Marlies, American Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs Winnipeg Jets Columbus Blue Jackets

Geographic location: Toronto

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  • Mike
    January 12, 2014 - 09:47

    Of note, St. John's native Zach O'Brien is currently playing with the Manchester Monarchs who will be visiting this coming weekend.