Eddie Pasquale made 31 saves and Patrice Cormier scored the game-winner, as the St. John's IceCaps edged the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2-1 Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Cormier's second period tally stood as the deciding marker, while Pasquale helped close out the win.
St. John's killed off all six Wilkes-Barre/Scranton power plays, including a five-on-three for 32 seconds late in the final frame. Travis Ehrhardt picked up the other tally for St. John's.
The IceCaps and Penguins play again Saturday night, before heading to Bridgeport for a Sunday matinee at Webster Bank Arena.