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Worcester beat St. John's IceCaps in shootout

The Worcester Sharks scored three times in the shootout to pick up the extra point in a 3-2 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Friday night at Mile One Centre.

The Worcester Sharks' Eriah Hayes (left) loses the handle in front of St. John's IceCaps netminder Eddie Pasquale as forward Jerome Samson moves in on the play during the teams' American Hockey League game Friday night at Mile One Centre in St. John's. The IceCaps lost 3-2 in a shootout.

James Livingston, Sebastian Stalberg and Sena Acolatse beat Eddie Pasquale in the shootout as the IceCaps yet again failed to register back-to-back American Hockey League wins at home.

Nine shooters on each team took their turn before a winner was decided.

Wednesday night, in the start of the three-game series, the IceCaps came away with a 3-2 overtime decision.

Matt Tennyson and Freddie Hamilton scored for the Sharks (4-7-1-0) in regulation time. Scoring for the IceCaps (7-7-1-1) were Jason Jaffray and Jerome Samson.

The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Worcester struck on the power play. Tennyson’s shot from the point got through and past Pasquale just as Eric O’Dell was exiting the penalty box and Kyle MacKinnon was sitting off for two minutes with a delay of game penalty.

At the 11:43 mark, Sharks captain Rob Davison drilled the IceCaps’ Kael Mouillierat into the boards and was assessed a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct.

Thirty-three seconds later, rookie Brenden Kichton sprung Jaffray loose, and the St. John’s captain split the Worcester defence and wired a hard shot over Harri Sateri’s glove for his sixth goal on the year.

Hamilton put the Sharks out in front again, solving Pasquale at 7:16 of the third period after the IceCaps goalie made a couple or three big saves after the Sharks broke out on a two-on-one rush.

That set the stage for Samson, a Shark hunter this week who struck again with the tying goal at 9:50 on a passing play with Andrew Gordon.

It was Samson’s third goal against Worcester this week, and fifth on the year.

The IceCaps outshot the Sharks 29-22. The series wraps up tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Mile One.

Organizations: IceCaps, American Hockey League

Geographic location: Worcester, St. John's

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  • SayWhat
    November 16, 2013 - 08:35

    A winning percentage of .500 is simply not good enough. The Ice Caps are now in terms of winning percentage 13th in the Eastern Conference. They are now closer to the basement than to a playoff spot. But lets continue on Robin Short's story about Zack O'Brien. Here it is, O'Brien plays for Manchester, picks up an assist in a 4-1 loss to Portland and he was plus one on the night. Funny thing, O'Brien was not good enough to play for one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference (Ice Caps) and was dispatched to the ECHL in California. However he's good enough to play for one of the best teams in the AHL (Manchester). Another week-another embarrassment for the Ice Caps organization.