WORCESTER, Mass. -- Michael Hutchinson stopped 49 shots as the St. John's IceCaps downed the host Worcester Sharks 3-1 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.
Kyle MacKinnon scored once for the IceCaps (31-19-4) and assisted on goals by John Albert and Patrice Cormier.
Freddie Hamilton recorded the lone goal for the Sharks (23-24-4), who dropped their fourth straight game and second in a row to St. John's.
Harri Sateri turned aside 18-of-21 shots for Worcester.
Albert opened the scoring for the IceCaps with a shorthanded goal at 17:42 of the first period.
Hamilton responded for the Sharks 21 seconds into the second period. Cormier, however, gave St. John's a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.
MacKinnon completed his three-point outing with an insurance goal at 5:12 of the third period.
St. John's went 0 for 7 on the power play while Worcester failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.