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Hutchinson makes 49 saves as IceCaps down Sharks 5-1

Saturday, 02.22.2014 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Hutchinson makes 49 saves as IceCaps down Sharks 5-1

WORCESTER, Mass. - Michael Hutchinson stopped 49 shots as the St. John's IceCaps downed the host Worcester Sharks 3-1 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.

Kyle MacKinnon scored once for the IceCaps (31-19-4) and assisted on goals by John Albert and Patrice Cormier.

Freddie Hamilton recorded the lone goal for the Sharks (23-24-4), who dropped their fourth straight game and second in a row to St. John's.

Harri Sateri turned aside 18-of-21 shots for Worcester.

Albert opened the scoring for the IceCaps with a shorthanded goal at 17:42 of the first period.

Hamilton responded for the Sharks 21 seconds into the second period. Cormier, however, gave St. John's a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.

MacKinnon completed his three-point outing with an insurance goal at 5:12 of the third period.

St. John's went 0 for 7 on the power play while Worcester failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.

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