Ben Chiarot couldn’t have picked a better time to score his first goal of the season for the St. John’s IceCaps as he scored with 20 seconds left in overtime to cap a 5-4 thrilling comeback victory over the Syracuse Crunch Saturday Night. St. John’s had been down 4-0 early in the second period, before rallying for 5-unasnwered goals to secure the victory.
Eric O’Dell finally got St. John’s on the board just under a minute later as he managed to beat Syracuse goaltender Riku Helenius for his 5th of the season. Defencemen Paul Postma then cut the lead to half over 3-minutes later as the Crunch headed into the final period up 4-2.
Jason Gregoire pulled St. John’s within one goal just 1:53 into the final period. Will O’Neill would draw the IceCaps even at the 7:32 mark with his first goal of the season as the teams sat at 4-goals apiece.
Eddie Pasquale made 29 saves for the IceCaps in the victory, while Riku Helenius stopped 28-shots for the Crunch.
The Crunch will now fly to Wilkes-Barrie to take on the Penguins Monday evening while the IceCaps will travel to New York to take on the Binghampton Senators Monday evening as well.