ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Dominik Uher scored two goals and Jeff Zatkoff posted a 19-save shutout as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the St. John's IceCaps 3-0 in American Hockey League action Saturday night.
Bobby Farnham had two assists and Paul Thompson added a single for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (41-28-4).
St. John's (31-35-6) had 16 saves from Mark Dekanich.
The first period was a sleeper, featuring a total of only eight shots.
The Penguins got on the board regardless thanks to a giveaway in the IceCaps' zone, which Uher scored on at 17:41.
IceCaps defenceman Travis Ramsey tried to send a no-look pass out of the zone, but it was picked off. Farnham fired a shot on net that Uher tipped past Dekanich on only the second and final Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shot of the period.
The second period saw a lot more jump from St. John's, with the team putting 12 pucks on net, but they got the same result.
The Penguins extended their lead to two on Uher's second goal of the night at 9:08.
Farnham again fired the puck on the net for Uher to tip in, but this tip bounced off the ice and snuck past Dekanich.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton added an insurance goal at 12:22 from Thompson.
The IceCaps got caught pinching as Will O'Neill and Ramsey were both up ice when Thompson found ice behind them.
A nifty breakout pass set him off on the breakaway and he made a nifty backhand-forehand move before shelving the puck for his 19th goal of the year.
The rough stuff broke out in a big way at 10:20 in the third period after an elbow by St. John's Kael Mouillierat got under the Penguins' skin.
A total of 36 penalty minutes were assessed, including two misconducts.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was 0 for 5 on the power play and St. John's was 0 for 2.