With a little over two and a half minutes remaining, Artem Sergeev's shorthanded goal gave the Syracuse Crunch a 3-2 win over the St. John's IceCaps Wednesday night.
On the winning goal, Vladislav Namestnikov intercepted a pass in the Crunch zone and skated the length of the ice to fire a shot at IceCaps netminder Tyler Beskorowany, leaving Sergeev alone to convert the rebound.
The IceCaps opened the scoring 4:14 into the game, as John Albert made a solo dash down the right wing and sniped a shot that went past Crunch keeper Kristers Gudlevskis. Albert's 20th goal of the season was assisted by Kyle MacKinnon.
Ben Chiarot gave the IceCaps a 2-0 lead at 16:23 of the first period, as he snuck in from the point and fired home an Andrew Gordon pass from behind the net. Jerome Samson had the other assist.
The IceCaps travel to Binghamton to face the Senators Friday night.