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Eddie Pasquale makes 24 saves as St. John's IceCaps beat Hershey Bears 5-1

Friday, 10.18.2013 / 8:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - St. John's goalie Eddie Pasquale stopped 24 shots as the IceCaps won 5-1 over the Hershey Bears in American Hockey League action on Friday.

Ben Chiarot, John Albert, Jason Jaffray, Austen Brassard and JC Lipon scored for the IceCaps (2-2-1). For Albert, Brassard and Jaffray, the goals marked their first of the season.

Hershey forward Jeff Taffe scored for the Bears (0-2-1), while David Leggio made 35 saves.

Taffe opened the scoring with a wraparound power-play goal, sliding the puck under a sprawling Pasquale at the 12:31 mark of the first period.

The IceCaps tied the game 28 seconds into the second, when a cross-crease pass found Lipon who hit a one timer on the doorstep into a wide-open net on the power play.

At the 8:59 into the third, St. John's defenceman Chiarot put the home team in the lead on a shot through traffic, getting a deflection from a Hershey player on the way.

Jaffray doubled the lead for the IceCaps with a slapshot coming in over the blue-line at 10:13 in the third period.

IceCaps forward Carl Klingberg then carried the puck over the blue-line, beating a defender wide and playing a pass across the crease for a wide-open Albert to finish.

Brassard added more salt to the wound, breaking in the zone and beating Leggio high glove with 1:06 left in the game.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round