ST. JOHNS, N.L. -- Michael Hutchinson felt he played below his personal standards in Saturdays Game 1 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In Game 2 Sunday, he redeemed himself. The IceCaps goalie stopped 34 shots as St. Johns evened its American Hockey League Eastern Conference final at a game apiece with a 2-1 victory over the Penguins. "I felt pretty good about my game tonight," Hutchinson said. "Last night I wasnt overly thrilled with my performance and I knew I wanted to come out and play better for the guys in the room tonight. I tried to come in and make the saves to hold the team in as much as I could and then we got the lead." The IceCaps started the game according to plan Sunday, carrying a lead into the first intermission. "Our focus was on getting the first goal in the first period and getting a little momentum on our side to get the crowd behind us," said Kyle MacKinnon, who scored the first goal of the game. Carl Klingberg also scored for the IceCaps, while Anton Zlobin replied for the Penguins. St. Johns held Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scoreless in six power-play chances to help the team hold onto the lead. "It was unbelievable," Hutchinson said. "All the players block shots and clear the puck to make my job a lot easier. When I have to make a save, it has to get through a lot of bodies before it makes it to me." "You never want to go down two games in a series, especially on home ice," Hutchinson added. "(Winning tonight) feels good and it is a confidence boost for us. I thought we played a lot better tonight than we did last night." MacKinnon opened the scoring for the IceCaps when he finished off a breakaway with a quick, high wrist shot after catching a Blair Riley stretch pass entering the blue-line 13:54 into the game. The IceCaps extended their lead when Klingberg got a stick on a Will ONeill slap shot from the point through traffic, finding the high right corner of the net at the 6:24 mark of the second period. Hutchinson kept the Penguins scoreless with a sprawling pad save to stone Harry Zolnierczyk on a breakaway with roughly six minutes left to play in the second period. With 1:04 left in the game, a cross-ice pass found Zlobin wide open in the left face-off dot, and he buried the puck top shelf over a sprawling Hutchinson to get the Penguins on the board. Penguins goalie Peter Mannino made 27 saves. Nike Air Max Plus Canada Sale . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Air Max 90 Canada . 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We had to come back and take care of business.Said Saints coach Sean Payton: We had a hard loss here last year, a tough loss. At halftime, we talked about that finish.The Saints are .500 for the first time this season and right that is good enough to lead the NFC South. And they are clearly playing better than any of their division rivals.Here are some things we learned from the Saints victory over the Panthers (3-5-1):SAINTS COME RUNNING IN: The Saints are dangerous enough with Drew Brees, but the idea of the New Orleans having a running game is downright scary. Ingram has rushed for 272 yards and three touchdowns in back-to-back wins. It wasnt always pretty, and yet, we were able to control the game a little bit, Payton said. That was a big plus. The Saints are putting up big numbers with Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson still out with injuries.HARDY GONE FOR SEASON: The Panthers certainly need help on defence, but it isnt going to come in the form of Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy. A person familiar with the situation says Hardys domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until next year, meaning his season — and his career — with Carolina ccould be over.dddddddddddd The Panthers placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioners permission list Sept. 17. He isnt allowed to return until after his trial is resolved. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.WHERES THE OFFENSE: The Panthers have failed to break the 10-point plateau in each of the last two games. Cam Newton has not thrown a TD pass in either game, although rookie Kelvin Benjamin has dropped two passes in the end zone. Everybodys looking for a magic play, said Newton, who misfired on 18 of 28 passes and threw for 151 yards. Everybodys looking for somebody to say something, for somebody to do something and take responsibility for themselves. I know I am. I need to be better.BENJAMINS STRUGGLES: For the second straight week, Panthers rookie Benjamin dropped a potential TD pass in the end zone. Newton bailed him out by rushing for a touchdown a few plays later, but its becoming a problem for a team that is struggling to put points on the board. I thought the ball was delivered at a pretty good spot, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said of the drop. It was coming in hot and there was a defender on him but he has made those catches and as he grows and develops as a receiver hell know he has to make all those plays.PROTECTING CAM: Clearly Carolinas injuries on the offensive line have become an issue. The injury-plagued Panthers played without three starters on the offensive line, including left tackle Byron Bell. Both starting guards were also out. Against the Saints the Panthers started a pair of undrafted rookies in left tackle David Foucault and left guard Andrew Norwell. I thought our young guys fought and battled and tried to do the best they can, Rivera said. They came up against a veteran defence as well that did some things that were a little different. I thought our young guys tried to hang in there and do the best they could.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '