IceCaps goalie Pasquale earns shutout against Bruins
Ed Pasquale made 40 saves as the St. John's IceCaps shut out the Providence Bruins 6-0 in American Hockey League action Sunday.
Derek Meech had a goal and two assists for the IceCaps (8-9-1), while Derek Whitmore, Carl Klingberg, Maxime Macenauer, John Albert and Paul Postma also scored. Spencer Machacek added three assists.
St. John's rode a hot power play, scoring three goals on six attempts. The Bruins failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.
The IceCaps lost the first game of a home-and-home series for the first time this season on Saturday night, and they responded in a big way.
St. John's dominated the first period more than the 1-0 lead and 12-7 shot advantage suggest. The IceCaps possessed the puck for a large majority of the period, even on the 5-on-3 penalty they killed.
A large part of that kill was thanks to a sensational effort from Alex Burmistrov, who skated into the Bruins' zone and eluded several of their players while killing time.
Meech scored the opening goal at 5:26 of the first period on a booming point shot.
Providence came out with a strong second period, but fell another goal down to St. John's on Whitmore's goal at 11:54 of the period.
Klingberg put the IceCaps up 3-0 with a one-timed wrist shot into the top corner just 1:42 into the third period.
Macenauer put a shot through traffic at 4:18 to extend the lead for St. John's.
Albert added to the rout when he drove to the net and put home a goal that trickled through Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg at 7:50.
Postma scored at 13:12 when he pinched in on the power play and buried a shot.
Svedberg had 31 saves for the Bruins.