The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored three quick goals late in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the St. John’s IceCaps 4-1 Friday night in Wilkes-Barre. It was St. John’s third consecutive loss and they are now 1-4-0 with one game to go on their six game road trip.
The IceCaps took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a goal by Daniel Carr but the Penguins, who are 9-1-0 to start their season, dominated the second and third periods outshooing St. John’s 23-10.
Scoring for the Penguins were Dominik Simon, Tim Erixon, Carter Rowney and Kael Mouilliere into an empty net.
Eddie Pasquale was in goal for the IceCaps. Overall Wilkes-Barre outshot the IceCaps 29-22. (Scoring summary and season statistics below)
St. John’s will wrap up their road trip in Hershey Pennsylvania Saturday night. They open a four game home stand next Friday against the Toronto Marlies. Their season record is now 6-5-2.
….This was Eddie Pasquale‘s first AHL goaltending start since Feb. 5, 2014 when he was also with the IceCaps who were at the time a Winnipeg affiliate. Pasquale missed all of last season following hip surgery.
….Bud Holloway assisted on the only IceCaps goal and maintained his lead in the AHL scoring race with 15 points in 13 games (4g, 11a).
….Michael McCarron assisted on the Carr goal and was involved in his first pro hockey fight in the first period when he tangled with former Canadien Tom Kostopoulos.
….Mark Barberio‘s six game point scoring streak came to an end but he continues to lead all AHL defensemen with ten points (1g, 9a)
….St. John’s head coach Sylvain Lefebvre juggled his lines for this game moving McCarron up to centre Holloway and Daniel Carr. He moved Charles Hudon to left wing with Jacob de la Rose at centre and Sven Andrighetto on the right side.
….The IceCaps injury list includes forwards Nikita Scherbak, Tim Bozon and Connor Crisp plus defenseman Ryan Johnston.
Friday, November 6, 2015 – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
….The St. John’s IceCaps and RDS announced Friday that the network will televise 12 upcoming IceCaps home games starting with the Toronto Marlies meeting from Mile One Centre next Friday..
St. John’s 1 0 0 – 1
W-B/Scranton 0 1 3 – 4
1, St. John’s, Carr 4 (McCarron, Holloway), 8:32.
Penalties-Andrighetto Stj (hooking, misconduct – abuse of officials), 9:05; Archibald Wbs (goaltender interference), 13:15.
2, W-B/Scranton, Simon 4 (O’Neill, Warsofsky), 19:50 (PP).
Penalties-McCarron Stj (roughing, fighting), 18:49; Kostopoulos Wbs (fighting), 18:49.
3, W-B/Scranton, Erixon 1 (Pouliot), 14:53.
4, W-B/Scranton, Rowney 4 (Kostopoulos, O’Neill), 16:08.
5, W-B/Scranton, Mouillierat 3 17:15 (EN).
Penalties-Porter Wbs (delay of game), 4:24; Pouliot Wbs (slashing), 12:38; Fournier Stj (roughing, roughing), 19:04; Oleksy Wbs (cross-checking), 19:08.
Shots on Goal-St. John’s 11-5-5-21. W-B/Scranton 6-12-11-29.
Power Play Opportunities-St. John’s 0 / 3; W-B/Scranton 1 / 3.
Goalies-St. John’s, Pasquale 0-0-0 (28 shots-25 saves). W-B/Scranton, Murray 6-1-0 (21 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Ryan Hersey (8).
IceCaps Season Scoring Statistics
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