IceCaps Pound Pirates 5-1 Posted by Dave Salter on
Carl Klingberg fired two goals and added an assist as the St. John’s IceCaps dominated the Portland Pirates 5-1 Wednesday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.
Andrew Gordon, John Albert and Jason Jaffray all collected a goal and an assist for the IceCaps, while Brenden Kichton had two helpers.
Playing four aside, the IceCaps opened the scoring 2:20 into the contest on a bang-bang play as Gordon fed a pass from behind the net to Klingberg, who deposited his second of the season. Kichton had the other assist.
The IceCaps exploded for three goals in the second stanza. Albert netted his second of the year from Blair Riley and Klingberg at 4:39; Jaffray fired a rocket from the blueline on the powerplay at 12:30 (from Will O’Neill and Albert) and Gordon collected his fifth of the campaign – with the teams playing four aside – from Jaffray and Kichton at 14:16. Gordon’s goal chased Pirates netminder Mark Visentin from the nets. He was replaced by Louis Domingue.
The Pirates broke Eddie Pasquale’s shutout bid as Brandon Yip found the back of the net with 7:20 remaining in the contest. Klingberg scored his second goal of the night – again, four on four – at 14:06 from Kyle MacKinnon.
The IceCaps and Pirates tangle again Friday night (8:30 PM NT) at Lewiston. Catch all the action with broadcaster Brian Rogers at www.stjohnsicecaps.com and on 930 AM This is Newfoundland Labrador. Pregame show begins a half hour before puck drop.
Not dressed for St. John’s: Jerome Samson, Zach Redmond, Josh Lunden, Adam Lowry and Ian O’Connor… MacKinnon’s assist was his first point as an IceCap…Gordon’s goal ties him with Eric O’Dell for the team lead (five)…St. John’s went 1-for-7 on the power play and killed off all six Portland powerplays… IceCaps outshot the Pirates 39-33… Molson Canadian Three Stars: 1. Klingberg, 2. Kichton 3. Gordon… Mary Brown’s Hardest Working Player: Julian Melchiori.