ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - John Albert scored twice to lead the St. John's IceCaps to a 3-1 win over the Springfield Falcons in American Hockey League action Saturday.
Jerome Samson also scored for the IceCaps (42-22-6).
Patrick McNeill replied for the Falcons (44-21-6).
Albert opened the scoring for the IceCaps when he picked up a loose puck off a rebound and buried a low wrist shot 4:34 into the game.
Samson made it 2-0 IceCaps at 10:55 of the first. Defenceman Brenden Kichton pinched in behind the net before moving the puck out front to Samson, who scored a quick backhander.
Albert added his second, finishing off a 2-on-1 give-and-go with captain Jason Jaffray 15:13 into the second period.
McNeill put the Falcons on the board with a point shot that hit off a skate on the way through and found its way in high, with 4:33 left in the game.
Tyler Beskorowany made 23 saves for the IceCaps. Jeremy Smith stopped 28 shots for the Falcons.