ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Jerome Samson sent the game to overtime with a goal then won it with another as the St. John's IceCaps beat the Worcester Sharks 3-2 in American Hockey League action Wednesday.
Samson tied the game at two with 1:45 left in regulation on a short-handed goal. With Andrew Gordon serving an interference penalty, Samson streaked down the wing, had his first shot saved and then scored on the ensuing wraparound.
Then just 26 seconds into overtime Samson gathered the puck in front of Sharks goaltender Troy Grosenick and buried a low wrist shot to win the game for the IceCaps.
Gordon and Jerome Samson also scored for the IceCaps (6-7-1), while Eddie Pasquale stopped 23 shots.
Rylan Schwartz and Daniil Tarasov replied for the Sharks (3-7-0), and Grosenick finished with 27 saves.
The Sharks opened the scoring 2:03 into the first period after the IceCaps turned over the puck to Schwartz, who finished a short-handed breakaway chance.
Tarasov doubled the lead for the Sharks at the 13:02 mark of the second, putting home a rebound at the side of the net on the power play.
Gordon put St. John's on the board with 14:37 left in the third on a tap-in from the edge of the crease, setting up Samson's pair of goals to complete St. John's rally.