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IceCaps vs. Phantoms recap: Caps road trip kicks off with a loss

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The St. John's IceCaps began their six game road trip, dropping the contest 5-1 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

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The St. John's IceCaps kicked off their six-game road trip on Wednesday night at the PPL Centre, where they played the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Unfortunately, the IceCaps would drop this one by a score of 5-1.

In what was a rare occurrence so far this season, the IceCaps were poor offensively. The visitors only managed to put three shots on Phantoms goaltender Anthony Stolarz in the first period.

However, they did get on the board first. Swiss forward Sven Andrighetto converted on the power play at 13:59 of the period to give the IceCaps an early advantage.

The team's leading scorer, Bud Hollway, drew an assist, as did defensemen Mark Barberio, who extended his point streak to three games. Alas, the lead was short lived. Less than a minute later, Nick Cousins, replied for the home side to even things at one heading into the intermission.

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