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Albert scores twice, Hutchinson makes 31 saves, as IceCaps topple Sharks

Saturday, 02.08.2014 / 8:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Albert scores twice, Hutchinson makes 31 saves, as IceCaps topple Sharks

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - John Albert scored two goals to propel the St. John's IceCaps to a 5-2 win over the visiting Worcester Sharks in American Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Kael Mouillierat, Adam Lowry and Jerome Samson also scored for the IceCaps (28-17-3), who are 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests.

Konrad Abeltshauser and Rylan Schwartz replied for the Sharks (22-19-4).

Abeltshauser opened the scoring with a wrist shot from the point through traffic 35 seconds into the game.

Mouillierat tied the game for the IceCaps, scoring a one-time wrister high-blocker side with 5:53 left in the first period.

Sixteen seconds later, Albert took advantage of a loose puck in front of the net and gave the IceCaps the lead with a quick wrist shot.

At the 14:06 mark of the second, Samson made it 3-1 IceCaps when he finished a cross-crease pass from Kyle MacKinnon.

Schwartz pulled the Sharks within a goal 12:12 into the second period with a high wrist shot on the end of a toe drag.

Albert scored on a penalty shot 2:22 into the third period, as he chose to rip a quick and hard wrist shot from the slot past Worcester netminder Harri Sateri.

The IceCaps went up 5-2 when Lowry found a loose puck off a rebound in front of the net and tapped it home 8:40 into the third.

IceCaps goalie Michael Hutchinson made 31 saves for the win while Sateri stopped 22 shots for the Sharks.

St. John's went 0-for-3 on the power play. Worcester failed to score on two chances with the man advantage.

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