TORONTO - Keith Aucoin had a four-point game and Ben Scrivens made 30 saves as the Toronto Marlies defeated the St.John's IceCaps 4-2 in American Hockey League action Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

Aucoin had a empty-net goal to go with three assists, passing Oklahoma City Barons defenceman Justin Schultz for first in the AHL with 26 assists.

Spencer Abbott, Ryan Hamilton and Simon Gysbers scored the other goals for Toronto (17-9-2), which moved into a tie with Abbotsford atop the North Division, pending the Heat's game against the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night.

Raymond Sawada and Ben Maxwell had the goals for St. John's (15-15-1), while Eddie Pasquale stopped 23 shots in defeat.

The loss for St. John's meant it was in danger of dropping into last place in the Atlantic Division if the Manchester Monarchs won their game against the Portland Pirates on Saturday night.

The IceCaps dominated the first period, outshooting Toronto 12-5 and taking a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.