St. John’s IceCaps Down Toronto Marlies 4-3 in a Shootout

The St. John’s IceCaps defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 4-3 in a shootout this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

After a scoreless opening period, Ben Maxwell gave the IceCaps a 1-0 lead at 4:12 of the middle frame. Ryan Lasch would tie the game at one, scoring his fourth goal of the season at 7:03. St. John’s grabbed a 2-1 lead on an Eric O’Dell tally with under three minutes remaining in the second period. The IceCaps opened up a two goal lead early in the third period on Carl Klingberg’s 11th goal of the year. Toronto tied the game at three on goals from Spencer Abbott and Greg Scott midway through the final frame. After a scoreless overtime period, St. John’s notched three shootout goals to Toronto’s one.

Toronto Goal Scorers: Ryan Lasch, Spencer Abbott (PPG), Greg Scott

St. John’s Goal Scorers: Ben Maxwell, Eric O’Dell (2; SOW), Carl Klingberg

Game Notes

– St. John’s outshot Toronto 29-22

– Mark Dekanich earned the victory while Garret Sparks took the loss

– The Marlies went 1-for-4 on the powerplay and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill 

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