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Paquette, Gauthier score late to lift Crunch past IceCaps

The Canadian Press

11/29/2013 10:16:22 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Cedric Paquette and Danick Gauthier scored a pair of quick goals late in the third period to lift the Syracuse Crunch past the St. John's IceCaps 4-2 in American Hockey League play Friday.

Paquette's goal broke a 2-2 tie at 15:36 and Gauthier put the game out of reach with a shot into an empty net during the final minute of regulation.

Ray Kaunisto and Geoff Walker also scored for the Crunch (10-7-2), while Cedrick Desjardins stopped 26 shots.

Jason Jaffray and J.C. Lipon tied the game at two with goals in the second period for St. John's (10-9-3).

IceCaps goalie Eddie Pasquale meanwhile made 33 saves.