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IceCaps Close Out Season with 4-3 Shootout Loss Posted by IceCaps on

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Game Summary | Box Score

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.

Notes:
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.

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