SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Artem Sergeev scored the winner shorthanded at 17:28 of the third period as the Syracuse Crunch edged the St. John's IceCaps 3-2 in American Hockey League action Wednesday.
Mike Angelidis had a goal and an assist for Syracuse (26-29-10), and Brett Connolly also scored.
John Albert and Ben Chariot replied for the IceCaps (41-21-4), who were outshot 34-28.
Crunch goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis made 26 saves for his 16th win of the season. St. John's Tyler Beskorowany stopped 31 shots in defeat.
The IceCaps jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring both goals before the first intermission, but Syracuse responded with Connolly's 18th of the season just 32 seconds into the second period.
The Cruch tied the game on a power-play goal from Angelidis at 2:43 of the third.
Syracuse was 1 for 7 with the man advantage while St. John's failed to score on five power-play opportunities.