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Morin OT hero as Stars edge IceCaps 4-3; Texas leads Calder Cup 3-1

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Travis Morin scored twice, including in overtime, as the Texas Stars clawed back from a three-goal deficit to rally past the St. John's IceCaps 4-3 on Monday night and take a 3-1 series lead in the American Hockey League's Calder Cup final.

Morin capitalized on a one-time opportunity 2:24 into overtime, burying the puck top corner from the slot with a quick wrist shot.

Curtis McKenzie and Brett Ritchie also scored for Texas.

Ben Chiarot, Carl Klingberg and Kael Mouillierat scored for St. John's.

Chiarot opened the scoring for the IceCaps when his wrist shot from the point found its way through traffic while shorthanded at the 13:02 mark of the first period.

Klingberg gave the IceCaps a two-goal lead when he finished off a give-and-go with Kael Mouillierat 57 seconds into the second period by carrying the puck to the net on his backhand and burying it high glove.

The IceCaps scored again at the 8:21 mark of the second period when Kael Mouillierat hit a one-time slapshot from the top of the right faceoff dot on a Will O'Neill pass during a 5-on-3 power play.

Morin ended the drought for Texas when he tapped in a goal five-hole in the slot with 4:27 left in the second period.

The Stars pulled within one through McKenzie, who swatted in a loose puck bouncing around the crease with 1:51 left in the second.

With 2:19 left in the third period, Ritchie tied the game for the Stars when he finished off a good spell of puck possession with a quick wrist shot in the slot.

IceCaps goalie Michael Hutchinson saved 34, while Texas goaltender Cristopher Nilstrop stopped 32.

Game 5 is Tuesday night.

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