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IceCaps' playoff run comes to a close

Friday night's series-ending defeat in Syracuse also marks the final game for St. John's before relocating to Laval

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The St. John's IceCaps were officially eliminated from the AHL playoffs on Friday night after dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to the Syracuse Crunch in Game 4 of their opening-round series at War Memorial Arena.

Sylvain Lefebvre's squad lost three straight games to fall in the best-of-five series three games to one.

Stefan Matteau scored the lone goal for the IceCaps in the season-ending defeat, tying the contest up at the 14:27 mark of the third period on the power play. Daniel Audette and Jacob De La Rose picked up the assists on the play.

It marked the final AHL game for St. John's after a 20-year run in the city. The club will, of course, be relocating to Laval next season and call the Place Bell home as the Rocket.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Thank you @IceCapsAHL and all the fans in St. John's for the memories, support, and hospitality! https://t.co/zNNxE40k84

Former IceCaps captain Gabriel Dumont settled the score just 2:18 into the extra frame on Friday to secure the victory for Syracuse.

Goaltender Charlie Lindgren, meanwhile, turned aside 23 of 25 shots against in the loss.

Tweet from @IceCapsAHL: Here's to 20 years.Thank you, Newfoundland and Labrador. #LetsCelebrate pic.twitter.com/236BtQxMsY

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