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Albany Devils use power play to beat St. John's IceCaps 4-2, tie series at one

Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 9:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Albany Devils use power play to beat St. John's IceCaps 4-2, tie series at one

ALBANY, N.Y. - Stefan Matteau, Mattias Tedenby and Scott Timmins scored power-play goals as the Albany Devils defeated the St. John's IceCaps 4-2 Saturday night to even their best-of-five American Hockey League playoff series at one game apiece.

Reid Boucher also scored while Kelly Zajac assisted on two goals as the Devils capitalized on 3-of-9 power-play opportunities.

Tedenby scored the go-ahead goal at 8:08 of the second period. Zajac won a draw just outside the IceCaps' blue-line and skated in a 2-on-1 with Tedenby, who took the pass and beat St. John's goaltender Michael Hutchinson from in close.

Timmins made it 4-2 midway through the third, tipping home a shot by Mike Sislo.

Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves for his first professional playoff victory in goal, while Hutchinson also stopped 30 shots.

Brenden Kichton scored twice for the IceCaps, tying the game 2-2 early in the second period on a power play. With Albany defenceman Seth Helgeson down on the ice, the swift-skating Kichton went in alone and beat Kinkaid.

For the second straight game, St. John's scored first.

Kichton knifed between Albany defencemen Jon Merrill and Alexander Urbom, and took a pass from John Albert. Kinkaid stopped the initial shot, but the rebound deflected off a skate and into the goal.

The Devils tied it just 59 seconds later. Kris Fredheim lost the puck behind the net, and Boucher fired a wrist shot home from in close.

Albany took its first lead of the series at 16:56 on a power play. Zajac won an offensive-zone face-off, received a return pass from Tedenby and found Matteau alone in front of Hutchinson.

The remaining three games of the series will be at St. John's, N.L., with Game 3 set for Wednesday.

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