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Offensive Explosion Leads to 3-1 Series Lead

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 8:50 PM CT / St. John's IceCaps
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Offensive Explosion Leads to 3-1 Series Lead
The St. John\u2019s IceCaps dominated from the opening faceoff en route to a big 5-1 win in Game 4 Monday night at The Scope in Norfolk, VA

NORFOLK, VA – The St. John’s IceCaps dominated from the opening faceoff en route to a big 5-1 win in Game 4 Monday night at The Scope in Norfolk, VA.

With the win, St. John’s took a commanding 3-1 series lead and can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in three seasons with a win Tuesday night.

Eric O’Dell scored twice, Jason Jaffray had a goal and two assists, and Carl Klingberg notched a goal and an assist. Will O’Neill and Josh Morrissey each had a pair of helpers, while Jerome Samson recorded the other tally. Michael Hutchinson stopped 28-of-29 shots in the win.

St. John’s once again struck first on Klingberg’s first of the postseason just 4:11 in. O’Neill one-timed a shot from the point that was deflected by Klingberg in front of Brad Thiessen and into the back of the net. Morrissey picked up the other assist as the IceCaps took a 1-0 lead.

The IceCaps increased their lead on the power play at 14:39 of the opening frame. Morrissey fired a shot from the top of the left circle that was redirected in front by Jaffray and past Thiessen for a 2-0 advantage.

Early in the second, the IceCaps got a quick goal to make it 3-0. After a heroic effort by Jordan Hill to block a shot, St. John’s moved up-ice on a two-on-one rush. Samson kept and fired a wrister over Thiessen’s glove for his second in as many games.

Minutes later, O’Dell gave the IceCaps a 4-0 lead. O’Dell banged in a rebound after a scramble in front of the Admirals net for his third of the playoffs.

The Admirals got on the board with 11:24 to go in the second. Andre Petersson walked in on the right side and wristed a shot over the blocker of Hutchinson to make it a 4-1 game.

The IceCaps capped off the scoring late in the third on O’Dell’s second of the contest. O’Dell made a great second effort to dive and swat a loose puck past Thiessen from the side of the net, which made it 5-1.

Game 5 of the best-of-seven series goes Tuesday night at The Scope (8:45 PM NT) as the IceCaps can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win. Catch all the action with broadcaster Brian Rogers at www.stjohnsicecaps.com or 930 AM, or watch live at www.ahllive.com. Pregame show begins 30 minutes before puck drop.

Notes: Not dressed for St. John’s: Kris Fredheim, Ryan Olsen, Cody Lampl, Ryan Schnell, Josh Lunden, Julian Melchiori, Brandon MacLean, Austen Brassard, Eric Comrie, Jussi Olkinuora, Eddie Pasquale… Game 4’s attendance was announced at 2112… St. John’s went 1-for-7 on the power play and 0-for-5 on the penalty kill… Molson Canadian Three Stars: 1. Eric O’Dell 2. Jason Jaffray 3. Carl Klingberg… Mary Brown’s Hardest Working Player: Jordan Hill.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
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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2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Little 4 2 1 -3 3
A. Lowry 4 1 2 0 3
M. Stuart 4 1 1 1 2
D. Stafford 4 1 1 -1 2
M. Perreault 3 0 2 -2 2
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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 0 4 1 .891 3.73
 
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