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Martinook's three points leads Portland Pirates over St. John's IceCaps 7-4

Friday, 03.14.2014 / 8:45 PM The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Jordan Martinook had a goal and two assists, and six other Portland skaters found the back of the net as the Pirates downed the St. John's IceCaps 7-4 in American Hockey League action on Friday.

Tobias Rieder and Jordan Szwarz had a goal and an assist apiece for Portland (22-29-10), while Brandon Yip , Phil Lane, Lucas Lessio, and Darian Dziurzynski also scored.

Adam Lowry, Patrice Cormier, J.C. Lipon and Will O'Neill replied for St. John's (37-20-4).

Rieder opened the scoring for the Pirates at the 7:50 mark of the first period, cutting across from the right faceoff dot to beat IceCaps goalie Michael Hutchinson under his blocker arm.

Yip added a goal for the Pirates from the left faceoff dot, scoring on a strong wrist shot high glove at the 11:20 mark of the first period.

Jordon Southorn sent a slapshot from the point, which Szwarz tipped home for Portland at the 13:24 mark of the first period.

The Pirates scored again, through Dziurzynski, who found the puck behind the net and scored on a wraparound, past a sprawling Hutchinson with 57 seconds left in the first.

The IceCaps found the scoresheet 5:11 into the second period, as Lowry broke into the zone and toe-dragged in the slot before scoring a high wrister.

O'Neill scored a slapshot for the IceCaps from the point on the power play, 7:13 into the second period.

Pirates forward Lucas Lessio scored a wraparound at the 1:06 of the third period, on the power play.

Cormier brought the IceCaps within two, scoring from in the slot, With his back to the net he spun around and roofed a wrist shot 2:09 into the third period.

Lipon cleaned up a loose puck in the slot, scoring on a high wrist shot 5:18 into the third period for St. John's.

The Pirates re-took a two-goal lead when Lane trailed in and scored in the slot at the 12:08 mark of the third period.

Martinook added an empty netter for the Pirates with 36 seconds left.

Louis Domingue made 26 saves for Portland. Hutchinson stopped 26.

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