Braden Holtby makes 32 saves as Hershey Bears down St. John's IceCaps 2-1

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Braden Holtby made 32 saves Tuesday as the Hershey Bears defeated the St. John's IceCaps 2-1 in the American Hockey League.

Jon DiSalvatore and Tomas Kundratek scored for the Bears (12-12-1) on the power play, while Jeff Taffe and Zach Hamill each had two assists.

Zach Redmond replied for the IceCaps (11-13-1) on the man advantage. Mark Dekanich made 20 saves in defeat.

Tied 1-1 heading into the third, Kundratek gave Hershey the lead for good by blowing a slapshot past Dekanich from the point just 40 seconds into the final period.

DiSalvatore opened the scoring for the Bears at 10:51 of a chippy first period that saw the teams combine for 32 penalty minutes, including two fights.

With Hershey enjoying a 5-on-3 power play, Taffe found DiSalvatore with a cross-crease pass for an easy tap-in and a 1-0 lead.

St. John's, which oushot Hershey 10-2 in the second, tied the score on the power play at 12:32 when Redmond pinched into the slot to jump on a big rebound from Holtby.

The IceCaps threw 14 shots at Holtby, but the Hershey goaltender stood tall to preserve the one-goal victory.

The IceCaps were 1-for-7 on the power play and Hershey went 2-for-6.

Organizations: IceCaps, American Hockey League

Geographic location: St. John's

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