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Ivan Telegin scores in overtime to help St. John's defeat Springfield 3-2

Saturday, 12.15.2012 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ivan Telegin scores in overtime to help St. John's defeat Springfield 3-2

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Ivan Telegin scored a quick goal in overtime as the St. John's IceCaps beat the Springfield Falcons 3-2 in American Hockey League play Saturday.

Falcons centre Ryan Johansen tied the game at two at 19:32 in the third, but Telegin ended Springfield's comeback bid with a goal 56 seconds into overtime.

Spencer Machacek and Raymond Sawada also scored for the IceCaps (12-14-1).

Sean Collins gave Springfield (14-5-5) a 1-0 lead 10:29 into the first period.

Machacek tied the game on the power play just over eight minutes later, and after a scoreless second Sawada put St. John's ahead on another power-play goal five minutes into the third for a 2-1 lead.

IceCaps goaltender Eddie Pasquale made 21 saves, while at the other end Allen York stopped 21 shots for the Falcons.

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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals