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Craig Cunningham scores on short-handed breakaway as Bruins edge IceCaps 3-2

Tuesday, 02.04.2014 / 8:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Craig Cunningham scores on short-handed breakaway as Bruins edge IceCaps 3-2

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Craig Cunningham scored a short-handed goal as the Providence Bruins edged the St. John's IceCaps 3-2 in American Hockey League action Tuesday.

Matt Lindblad and Anthony Camara also scored for the Bruins (24-18-6), while Malcolm Subban stopped 27 shots.

Adam Lowry and Ben Chiarot replied for the IceCaps (26-17-3).

The Bruins opened the scoring 27 seconds into the second period when Nick Johnson passed out front and Lindblad scored a low one-time slapshot.

The IceCaps equalized when Jerome Samson fired a point shot, which was tipped home by Lowry with lots of traffic in front of the net 4:33 into the second period on the power play.

Cunningham scored with a high blocker backhand on a shorthanded breakaway at the 11:10 mark of the third period.

The Bruins took a two-goal lead when Camara tapped the puck into a practically-empty net, as IceCaps goalie Michael Hutchinson was caught out of position 15:07 into the third.

Chiarot pulled the IceCaps within one off a wrist shot with 3:17 left in regulation.

Hutchinson finished with 28 saves for the IceCaps.

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I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2