IceCaps complete road trip with 3-1 win over Monarchs
St. John's ties franchise record with sixth straight victory
Paul Postma collected three assists to lead the St. John's IceCaps to a sixth straight win, 3-1 over the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday night, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.
The win gave St. John's a 5-0 record on this road trip.
IceCaps centre Adam Lowry opened the scoring at 3:37 of the first period, as he carried the puck through the Monarchs' zone and used a wrap-around to beat Manchester goalie J.F.Berube. J.C. Lipon and Postma had assists. At 16:15, St. John's struck again as Kyle MacKinnon cut down the left side and drove to the net to deposit the puck. Postma and Samson were awarded helpers.
The IceCaps took advantage of a 5-3 powerplay only 44 seconds into the second period to make it 3-0. Jason Jaffray finished off a passing play to the right of Berube, while Postma and Samson recorded assists.
Linden Vey, on a rebound in front of IceCaps netminder Michael Hutchinson at 1:27 of the third, put Manchester on the scoreboard. Nick Delauriers had the lone assist.
The IceCaps return to St. John's Tuesday to host the Providence Bruins at Mile One Centre.