SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Dan Sexton had a hat trick and the Syracuse Crunch survived a penalty-filled game to beat the St. John's IceCaps 6-4 in American Hockey League play Saturday.
Brandon McMillan, Luca Caputi and Kyle Palmieri each scored singles for the Crunch (23-26-8), which scored four unanswered goals in the third period.
Jason King, Ben Maxwell, Jason DeSantis and Spencer Machacek had a goal apiece for St. John's (33-15-7).
The IceCaps appeared to be in control after taking a 4-2 lead heading into the third.
But Sexton scored twice, Palmieri added one on the power play at 17:20 and McMillan's empty-net goal capped the scoring.
Syracuse went 2 for 4 on the power play while St. John's was also effective, going 3 for 5 with the man advantage.
Iiro Tarkki earned the win with 38 saves for the Crunch, while David Aebischer had 25 saves for the IceCaps.