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Chiarot's Late Goal Gives IceCaps Game One Win

Wednesday, 04.30.2014 / 4:11 PM CT / St. John's IceCaps
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Chiarot\'s Late Goal Gives IceCaps Game One Win
Ben Chiarot scored the game-winner with 23.1 seconds left in regulation to lift the St. John\u2019s IceCaps to a 2-1 win over the Albany Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

Ben Chiarot scored the game-winner with 23.1 seconds left in regulation to lift the St. John’s IceCaps to a 2-1 win over the Albany Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

Chiarot blasted a one-timer from the point past Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid with time ticking down in the third as St. John’s fired the opening salvo in the best-of-five series.

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Eric O’Dell also scored for the IceCaps and Michael Hutchinson stopped 25 shots in the win. Joe Whitney had the lone tally for Albany, while Kinkaid made 30 saves in a losing effort.

The IceCaps struck first during some 4-on-4 action 4:29 into the opening period. Jerome Samson forced a turnover behind the net and made a great play to get the puck to O’Dell in front, who backhanded a shot along the ice past Kinkaid for a 1-0 St. John’s lead.

Albany tied things up early in the second on a power play. Whitney took a pass from Joe Merrill in the high slot and stickhandled before snapping a shot past Hutchinson to make it a 1-1 game.

The IceCaps lead the best-of-five series 1-0 with Game 2 scheduled for Saturday night at Times Union Center (8:30 p.m. NT). Catch all the action with broadcaster Brian Rogers at www.stjohnsicecaps.com, 930 AM and www.ahllive.com. Pregame show begins at 8:00.

Notes: Not dressed for St. John’s: Will O’Neill, Cody Lampl, Ryan Schnell, Julian Melchiori, Brandon MacLean, Austen Brassard, Adam Lowry, Eric Comrie… St. John’s went 0-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill… Molson Canadian Three Stars: 1. Ben Chiarot 2. Michael Hutchinson 3. Joe Whitney… Mary Brown’s Hardest Working Player: Patrice Cormier.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
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11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

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A. Lowry 4 1 2 0 3
M. Stuart 4 1 1 1 2
D. Stafford 4 1 1 -1 2
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J. Trouba 4 0 2 -1 2
A. Pardy 2 1 0 -1 1
B. Wheeler 4 1 0 -3 1
T. Myers 4 1 0 -2 1
L. Stempniak 4 1 0 2 1
 
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