IceCaps Close Out Season with 4-3 Shootout Loss Posted by IceCaps on
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Lunden, Maxwell each record three-point games
Josh Lunden tallied two goals and an assist and Ben Maxwell potted a goal and two helpers but the St. John’s IceCaps concluded the 2012-13 season with a 4-3 shootout loss to the hometown Toronto Marlies Sunday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.
Tyler Biggs, with his first professional goal, opened the scoring for the Marlies at 8:50 of the first period, before Lunden banked one off the skate of a Marlies defender on the powerplay at 13:29 to square the contest. Jason Jaffray and Maxwell were credited with assists.
The Marlies went ahead 2-1 at 6:47 of the second on a Ryan Lasch tally but Lunden scored his second powerplay goal of the day, his 8th goal of the season, at 15:40 as he deflected a point shot from Zach Redmond. Maxwell was also awarded an assist.
The IceCaps took a 3-2 lead at 18:44 of the second as St. John’s stormed the Marlies zone and Maxwell completed a tic-tac-toe play with Maxime Macenauer and Lunden. The goal was Maxwell’s 11th of the season. However Lasch’s second goal of the day, a powerplay marker at 12:31 of the third period, sent the game into overtime.
After a scoreless extra frame, and no goals after three rounds of the shootout, Dylan Yeo fired a slapper past Mark Dekanich, who was solid again for the IceCaps, to seal the win for Toronto.
Lunden was named third star of the game… Redmond was tabbed as Mary’s Brown’s Hardest Working IceCap of the Game…The IceCaps went 2-for-3 on the powerplay and killed off five of the Marlies six powerplays…St. John’s was outshot 29-23… The IceCaps finished the season with a 32-36-3-5 record for 72 points, one point behind Worcester for 4th place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division… O’Dell posted a team-high 29 goals and 55 points (in 59 games), while Jaffray led the club with 33 assists.