ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Eddie Pasquale made a show-stopping glove save with 54 seconds left to hold onto the lead for the St. John's IceCaps in a 4-2 win over the Portland Pirates Tuesday night in American Hockey League action.
Carl Klingberg scored twice, including an empty netter, while Ben Chiarot and Andrew Gordon also scored for the IceCaps (18-14-3).
Tobias Rieder and Lucas Lessio replied for Portland (14-13-5).
The Pirates opened the scoring 14:25 into the first as Lessio finished off a Jordan Szwarz wraparound attempt.
Chiarot tied it for the IceCaps with a point shot with 5.9 seconds left in the period.
Klingberg put St. John's in front when he deflected home a pass from John Albert at 9:32 of the second period.
Gordon made it 3-1 IceCaps when he finished off a passing play with Jason Jaffray and John Albert 3:45 into the third period.
Rieder made it a one-goal game when he deflected home a Brandon Gormley point shot at 6:24 of the third.
Pasquale made 28 saves for St. John's, while Louis Domingue stopped 32 shots for Portland.
Both teams were 0 for 3 on the power play.