ST. JOHN'S, - Jason Jaffray scored 52 seconds into the game, and Eddie Pasquale made 36 saves to lead the St. John's IceCaps over the Manchester Monarchs 4-1 in American Hockey League action on Friday.
Nick Deslauriers replied for the Monarchs (25-11-6).
Jaffray opened the scoring when he tapped in a rebound off an Andrew Gordon slapshot.
Albert made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal when he cut across the net and beat Jean-Francois Berube with a backhand shot at 7:56 of the second period.
Samson got his first goal of the game on the power play at 11:20 of the second, to make it 3-0.
The Monarchs got on the board at 14:17 of the second period when Jordan Weal tipped a pass across the crease to Deslauriers, who scored into a practically empty net.
Samson added an empty netter for the IceCaps with 14 seconds left.
Berube made 27 saves for Manchester.
St. John's was 1 for 4 with the man advantage, and the Monarchs were 0 for 5.