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Deslauriers makes 30 saves as Penguins shutout St. John's IceCaps 3-0

Saturday, 12.07.2013 / 8:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Jeff Deslauriers made 30 saves as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins shutout the St. John's IceCaps 3-0 Saturday in American Hockey League action.

Tom Kuhnhackl, Brian Gibbons and Brian Farnham scored for the Penguins (14-6-1).

Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl opened the scoring at the 10:10 mark of the first with a five-hole backhand off a rebound on the power play.

The Penguins doubled their lead with 2:43 left in the second, when Brian Gibbons finished off a give-and-go with Bobby Farnham.

Farnham added to the goal tally 21 seconds into the third period beating IceCaps (12-10-3) goalie Eddie Pasquale glove side with a high wrist shot in the slot.

Pasquale stopped 13 shots for the IceCaps.

The IceCaps were scoreless in four power-play opportunities while the Penguins were 1 for 2 with the man advantage.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild