ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (NEWS CENTER) - The Portland Pirates couldn't hold a third-period lead as they dropped their rubber match in a three-game series with St. John's, 3-2.
Brandon Yip (9) and Jordan Szwarz (7) each scored for the second consectuive night as their second period goals give the Pirates a 2-1 lead after two periods.
The IceCaps responded with two goals in the third (Carl Klingberg and Josh Lunden) to skate away with the win. Andrew Gordon scored the game's opening goal for St. John's in the first.
Portland (22-30-2-8) second-to-last in the 30-team AHL standings. The Pirates have an eight-day break before resuming their schedule next Sunday at Bridgeport.