LEWISTON, Maine - Andrew Gordon scored two goals and assisted on two more as the St. John's IceCaps held on to beat the Portland Pirates 7-5 in American Hockey League action on Tuesday.
John Albert had two goals and an assist, Kyle MacKinnon had a goal and an assist apiece, and Brenden Kichton and Eric O'Dell also scored for St. John's (29-19-4), who led 7-3 heading into the third period.
IceCaps goalie Michael Hutchinson stopped 24 shots for the victory.
Portland got on the board first with Klesla's second of the season at 9:00 of the first period, but St. John's responded with three straight goals — including two within the first minute and a half of the second period — to go up 3-1.
The Pirates replied with a power-play goal from Miele at 2:35 of the second, and the IceCaps kept the pressue going with four more goals before the end of the middle frame, including a short-handed marker from Albert.
Portland scored two in the third period.
The IceCaps outshot the Pirates 49-29.
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