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Six different players score for IceCaps in win over Crunch

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The Canadian Press
12/10/2013 9:54:37 PM
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Carl Klingberg didn't want to miss out on the fun.

Klingberg scored with 30 seconds left to cap a 6-2 win for the St. John's IceCaps, who scored by committee Tuesday night against the Syracuse Crunch in American Hockey League action.

Jason Jaffray, Adam Lowry, Kris Fredheim, Will O'Neill and Ryan Schnell also scored for the IceCaps (13-10-3).

Klingberg said it's a good night when a team has six different goal-scorers.

"It was good to see a lot of players score and it gets people going," he said. "I felt like I wanted one all game and I had a couple of chances, including a breakaway I missed. I'm always looking to work hard and scoring a goal is fun."

IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge was happy with his team's offence, but he was more content with getting the win.

"(I'm happy) just having the win and being able to execute on the power play to get us goals," McCambridge said. "I like that we defended well and that we limited shots against. Those are good features in your game. The details were there and I thought we paid really good attention to that tonight."

For Fredheim and Schnell, it was their first goals of the year. Schnell is more known for his physical game -- he leads the team with 88 penalty minutes.

"I really like the way Schnell has been playing," McCambridge said. "He's a physical guy, provides energy and keeps other teams honest. For him to score, that's good for him but I'm never concerned with him scoring goals.

"Kris Fredheim has quarterbacked that power play for us for a little while and I thought he looked really poised back there and it's nice to see him able to step into a shot and get rewarded."

Mike Angelidis and Cedric Paquette answered for the Crunch (11-9-3).

Jaffray opened the scoring for the IceCaps, connecting on a one-time slapshot 8:23 into the first period that beat Kristers Gudlevskis high over the blocker on the power play.

Captain Angelidis equalized for Syracuse, tapping in a cross-crease pass on a 2-on-1 rush at the 11:10 mark of the first.

Lowry made it 2-1 IceCaps with 1:57 left in the first, sneaking a wrist shot five hole from the slot through traffic.

At the 7:05 mark of the second, Fredheim scored another power-play goal for the IceCaps, hitting a slapshot high blocker from the point.

Twelve seconds later, IceCaps forward Schnell beat Gudlevskis with a wrister, chasing the goalie from the net.

O'Neill scored for the IceCaps with 10 seconds left in the second, finishing a one-timed slapshot from the point.

Paquette scored high glove to make the game 5-2 at 9:07 in the third before Klingberg finish the scoring.

Gudlevskis made 16 saves for Syracuse, while Cedrick Desjardins stopped 25 in relief. Jussi Olkinuora stopped 13 for the IceCaps.

St. John's IceCaps (Photo: TSN.ca)

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