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IceCaps erase four-goal deficit to beat Sharks 5-4 in overtime

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Brendan Kichton's second goal of the game came 3:25 into overtime as the St. John's IceCaps erased a four-goal deficit in the third period to beat the visiting Worcester Sharks 5-4 on Sunday in American HockeyLeague play.

Blair Riley sparked the comeback for St. John's when he scored 5:39 into the third and Patrice Cormier cut Worcester's lead in half when he found the back of the net less than three minutes later.

Kichton brought the IceCaps (23-23-7) within one with a power-play goal at 15:18 and Chase Balisy forced overtime at 18:19.

Rylan Schwartz put the Sharks (26-17-6) on the board late in the first period. Travis Oleksuk, Matt Taormina and Michael Haley added power-play goals to make it 4-0 after 40 minutes of action.

Jussi Olkinuora picked up the win for St. John's after stopping all eight shots he faced in a period of relief. Connor Hellebuyck started and allowed four goals on 32 shots before giving way to Olkinuora for the start of the third.

Aaron Dell turned aside 23-of-28 shots for Worcester.

The IceCaps went 1 for 2 on the power play while the Sharks converted 3-of-7 chances with the man advantage.

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