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IceCaps defeat Bruins with shootout goal from Mouillierat

The Canadian Press

2/5/2014 9:02:54 PM

ST JOHNS, N.L. - Kael Mouillierat and Jason Jaffray both scored in the shootout as the St. John's IceCaps edged the visiting Providence Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday in American Hockey League action.

Mouillierat scored with a forehand-to-backhand deke, and Jaffray showed patience with a toe-drag before scoring top shelf.

Paul Postma had a goal and an assist for the IceCaps (27-17-3) while Adam Lowry and Andrew Gordon added a goal apiece.

Nick Johnson, Tyler Randell and Alexander Khokhlachev replied for the Bruins (24-18-7).

The Bruins opened the scoring through Johnson, who buried a one-time slapshot from the face-off dot 8:18 into the first period during 4-on-4 play.

Lowry equalized for the IceCaps, tipping home a Blair Riley slapshot from the point with 1:51 left in the first.

Just 3:44 into the second period, Postma found space in the slot and ripped a wrist-shot hard and low, which deflected off Gordon.

Khokhlachev tied it for the Bruins, beating IceCaps goalie Eddie Pasquale five-hole with a wrist shot from a wide angle at the 14:16 mark of the second.

Postma gave the IceCaps a 3-2 lead with a wrist shot from just inside the blueline that Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban misplayed with his glove with 1:08 remaining in the second.

At the 6:32 mark of the third period, St. John's turned the puck over on its blue line while on the power play and Randell scored backhand, low blocker on a partial breakaway.

Pasquale made 30 saves for St. John's. Subban stopped 29 shots for Providence.

The IceCaps went 1 for 6 on the power play while the Bruins failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.