03/15/2014 8:51 AM
Pirates (22-29-2-8, 54 points) at IceCaps (37-20-1-3, 78 Points)
6:00 PM EDT
St. John’s, NL – The Portland Pirates and St. John’s IceCaps will meet in the rubber game of their three game series and their final regular season contest in St. John’s tonight at 6 PM EDT. St. John’s has an 8-2 advantage on the season series, with both Pirates wins coming in St. John’s.
The Pirates took the second game of the series last night, scoring 7 goals for the first time since January 2013 en route to a 7-4 victory. Jordan Martinook had a three point night for the Pirates, while Tobias Rieder, Jordan Szwarz, Randy Jones and Brandon Yip all had two point games. Louis Domingue broke a 5 game personal winless streak, making 26 saves in the win. The victory snapped a 4 game winless streak for the team and a 9 game winning streak for the IceCaps.
The last 5 games between Portland and St. John’s have seen a combined 51 goals between the two teams. The Pirates and IceCaps will meet once more this year, in the second to last game of the season on April 19th at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.
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Barrage: The Pirates found success last night in getting shots on the St. John’s net, scoring 4 goals on 11 shots in the first period. Look for Portland to keep pressure on the St. John’s netminders with a number of shots as well as secondary chances that the Pirates will try to capitalize on.
Tonight’s game can be heard on the Pirates flagship stations WPEI 95.5/95.9 FM as well as WEZR FM 105.5/AM 1240 in the Lewiston/Auburn area and WTME AM 780/1450 in Oxford County. The game can also be heard online at portlandpirates.com by clicking “Listen Live” and can be seen live on AHL Live at ahllive.com. The pregame show starts at 5:40 with Jeff Mannix.
Follow all the action on the Pirates official Facebook page and Twitter account (@PortlandPirates) with the hashtag #PiratesAway.
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