Sven Andrighetto’s second goal of the game at 0:50 overtime backed up a spectacular effort by goaltender Eddie Pasquale as the St. John’s IceCaps edged the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 Friday night at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.
UPDATE– Following a two-goal performance including the overtime game-winner Friday night against Syracuse, the Canadiens re-called right wing Sven Andrighetto from their St. John’s IceCaps AHL afilliate.
Pasquale stopped 44 of 47 Syracuse shots to earn the game’s first star.
Syracuse forced the overtime with a power play goal from Yanni Gourde at 16:33 of the third period.
Also scoring for the IceCaps were Stefan Fournier and Jeremy Gregoire. Along with Gourde, Henri Ikonen and Tye McGinn scored for Syracuse.
The shots on goal were 47-28 for the Crunch including 39-14 in the final two periods.
The teams will meet against Saturday night in St. John’s as the IceCaps wrap up a four game home stand.
….Mark MacMillan assisted on the Fournier and Gregoire goals, his first two points as a professional.
….The IceCaps have yet to lose a game in regulation time at St. John’s this season at 6-0-3. Their overall record is 9-5-3.
….Michael McCarron had a five game point streak ended in the game. Over the five games he registered 3 goals and 7 assists. He entered the game fourth in league scoring and leading all rookies with 17 points.
….Canadiens 2nd round 2012 draft pick Dalton Thrower made his American Hockey League debut.
….The most recent additions to the IceCaps injury list are forwards Nikita Scherbak and Marcus Eisenschmid; both injured in last Friday’s overtime win over Toronto. They join Connor Crisp and Jacob de la Rose on the sidelines.
Syracuse Crunch 3 at St. John’s IceCaps 4 (OT)
Friday, November 20, 2015 – Mile One Centre
Syracuse 0 1 2 0 – 3
St. John’s 0 2 1 1 – 4
Penalties-Fournier Stj (tripping), 3:19; Koekkoek Syr (holding), 8:28; Thrower Stj (interference), 16:16.
1, St. John’s, Andrighetto 5 (Barberio), 5:30 (PP).
2, St. John’s, Fournier 1 (Dumont, MacMillan), 6:54.
3, Syracuse, Ikonen 1 (Broll, Koekkoek), 15:35.
Penalties-Andrighetto Stj (goaltender interference), 1:54; Paradis Syr (fighting), 3:47; Gregoire Stj (fighting), 3:47; Hart Syr (high-sticking), 4:27; McCarron Stj (tripping), 8:39; Broll Syr (roughing), 13:21; Carr Stj (slashing), 13:21.
4, Syracuse, McGinn 2 (Walcott), 5:59.
5, St. John’s, Gregoire 2 (MacMillan), 13:44.
6, Syracuse, Gourde 3 (Blujus, DeAngelo), 16:33 (PP).
Penalties-Broll Syr (delay of game), 2:35; McCarron Stj (tripping), 16:24.
7, St. John’s, Andrighetto 6 (Barberio), 0:50.
Shots on Goal-Syracuse 7-18-21-1-47. St. John’s 11-6-8-3-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Syracuse 1 / 5; St. John’s 1 / 3.
Goalies-Syracuse, Wilcox 2-2-1 (28 shots-24 saves). St. John’s, Pasquale 1-1-0 (47 shots-44 saves).
Referees-Alex Garon (64), Pierre Lambert (39).
Linesmen-Sheldon Keough (63), Joe Maynard (24).
IceCaps Season Player Statistics
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