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J.T. Miller scores twice to lead Hartford Wolf Pack over St. John's IceCaps 7-2

Saturday, 04.12.2014 / 8:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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J.T. Miller scores twice to lead Hartford Wolf Pack over St. John's IceCaps 7-2

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Hartford forward J.T. Miller scored two third-period goals as the Wolf Pack dominated the St. John's IceCaps 7-2 in American Hockey League action on Saturday.

Justin Vaive, Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Marek Hrivik and Nick Latta scored for the Wolf Pack (35-31-7).

Austen Brassard and Jerome Samson answered for the IceCaps (43-23-7).

Brenden Kichton put a shot off the post and Brassard finished it into a wide-open net to open the scoring for the IceCaps 1:39 into the game.

Hartford tied it up when Vaive capitalized on a scramble in front, scoring a tap-in 3:30 into the first period.

Kristo put the Wolf Pack ahead 2-1 with a toe-drag move to a wrist shot, beating St. John's IceCaps rookie goalie Eric Comrie high blocker from the left faceoff dot at the 7:21 mark of the first period.

While shorthanded at the 6:24 mark of the second period, Lindberg pivoted toward the net and fired a shot high glove in the slot, making it 3-1 Hartford.

Samson pulled the IceCaps within one with a one-time slapshot from right of the slot at the 7:09 mark of the second period.

Hrivik got on the board for Hartford when he one-timed a slapshot off a perfectly-set pass in the slot with 1:34 left in the second period.

Miller buried a shot from the slot on the power play at the 9:18 mark of the third period for Hartford, off a Kichton turnover. Miller added another, redirecting a shot high over Comrie with 7:01 left in the game to make it 6-2.

Latta finished off a 2-on-1 rush for Hartford with 31 seconds left.

Comrie made 23 saves for the IceCaps. Hartford goalie David LeNeveu stopped 31 shots.

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