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St. John's IceCaps use third period rally to down Binghamton Senators 5-2

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The St. John's IceCaps scored two power-play goals and added a short-handed goal in an empty net on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Binghamton Senators.

Paul Postma and Patrice Cormier scored with the man advantage for St. John's (34-15-7) and Eddie Pasquale turned aside 21 shots for his 16th victory of the season. John Albert, Aaron Gagnon and Jason Jaffray ? with the empty-net goal ? also scored.

Jack Downing and Corey Locke both scored in the second period for Binghamton (23-32-4), while Ben Bishop stopped 36 shots.

In the third, the IceCaps were given a 5-on-3 power play when Mike Hoffman was called for hooking and Tim Conboy received an unsportsmanlike penalty.

Conboy, unhappy with the call, was also given a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct for abuse of official.

On the ensuing power play, Postma blasted a one-timer from the left point to give the IceCaps a 3-2 lead.

Cormier took a feed from Jason King at the side of the net and walked out front untouched, snapping a shot underneath the bar. The power-play goal put St. John's up 4-2 just 58 seconds later.

The IceCaps held down the fort the rest of the way, getting some timely saves from Pasquale and an empty-net goal from Jaffray.

St. John's now leads the Atlantic Division by 14 points over both the Worcester Sharks and Manchester Monarchs and is six points back of the Norfolk Admirals for first overall in the Eastern Conference with four games in hand.

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