Chris Caissy led the Caps with two goals in a strong offensive attack that directed 34 shots on Dieppe goaltender Alexandre St-Arnaud.
Jon Aubertin, Danny Chiasson and J.P. Harvey rounded out the scoring for the Capitals, who improved to 35-7-2-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).
Robbie Graham and Julien Bellliveau responded for Dieppe.
“Today (Saturday) was a bounce back game after Woodstock last night,” said Capitals head coach Bill McGuigan, referring to Friday night’s 4-1 loss. “The execution was a problem in Woodstock, and tonight it was better.”
The Capitals controlled much of the flow of the game, with the only lapse occurring midway in the second period as Dieppe struck for two goals less than two minutes apart.
“There was a 90-second span where they got two goals,” McGuigan said. “You never like getting scored on that quick, but we were never in any doubt that we were going to win the hockey game.”
The Commandos managed only 19 shots against a tough Capitals defence and goaltender Kevin Bailie.
Dieppe was 1-for-6 with the man advantage while the Capitals went scoreless on two power-play opportunities.
Caissy, assisted by Craig MacLauchlan and Matt Kelly, opened the scoring at the 9:08 mark of the opening period.
Jonathan Aubertin, who was set up by Mitch Maynard and Spencer MacDonald, gave the Caps a two-goal lead 1:44 later.
“Today (Saturday) was a bounce back game after Woodstock last night (Friday). The execution was a problem in Woodstock, and tonight it was better.” - Capitals head coach Bill McGuigan
The Capitals looked like they were going to run away with the game as Caissy netted his second goal of the night 25 seconds into the second period to make it 3-0. Chiasson and Michael Crocock picked up assists.
But a cross-checking penalty to the Caps’ Patrick Volpe put Dieppe on the power play, and they capitalized as Robbie Graham beat Baillie. Zack Cahill picked up the lone assist on the goal.
Dieppe made it interesting 90 seconds later when Julien Belliveau, assisted by Alex Clark, brought the Commandos to within one.
However, Chiasson answered at 13:47 to send the Caps into the second intermission ahead 4-2. Harvey closed out the game’s scoring at 12:14.
The three stars of the game, played before an announced crowd of 1,465 fans, were:
1. Chris Caissy (Caps), 2. Danny Chiasson (Caps), 3. J.P. Harvey (Caps).
The Caps remain home to host a pair of games this weekend. The Eastlink Division-leading Yarmouth Mariners (30-8-1-1) visit the Caps on Saturday night in a battle of the league’s top two teams, and the Miramichi Timberwolves (20-19-1-1) will be in Summerside on Sunday at 2 p.m.