Rebound to beat Wolf Pack 6-2 Sunday
By Robin Short
Telegram Sports Editor
Bolstered by the addition of five players reassigned by the Winnipeg Jets, the St. John’s IceCaps trimmed the Hartford Wolf Pack 6-2 Sunday afternoon at Mile One Centre, setting a new single-season franchise record of 45 wins and 95 points.
Carl Klingberg, who scored his first NHL goal last week, had a goal and two assists while Zach Redmond contributed with a pair of helpers as the IceCaps inched closer to securing home ice advantage in the first round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs, which begin in just over a week.
John Albert, hot as a pistol since his last stint in Winnipeg, had a pair of goals for the IceCaps. Albert has 10 goals in 10 games since being reassigned from the Jets March 22. Kael Mouillierat, fresh of a 14-game stay on injured reserve, had a goal and an assist in only his second game back, while Jerome Samson and Blair Riley also scored.
Joining Klingberg and Redmond on the junket back from Winnipeg Saturday were Eric O’Dell, Patrice Cormier, Ben Chiarot and goaltender Michael Hutchinson.
O’Dell and Chiarot also picked up assists Sunday.
Hutchinson, who went 2-1 in Winnipeg’s last three games of the regular season, with wins over the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames, was given the night off.
Chris McCarthy and Danny Kristo scored for the Wolf Pack.
Tyler Beskorowany made 28 stops for his seventh win. St. John’s improves to 44-23-2-5 on the season, which draws to a close next Friday and Saturday in Worcester, Mass., and Portland, Me., against the Sharks and Pirates.