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SEA DOGS FALL IN OT

Kuznetsov, Poirier, Saint John dropped a 4-3 decision in overtime on Wednesday at the Memorial Cup

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Yan Kuznetsov, Jeremie Poirier, and the Saint John Sea Dogs were able to overcome an early 2-0 deficit but ultimately fell 4-3 in overtime to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday at the Memorial Cup tournament.

The Oil Kings jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with goals from Jaxsen Wiebe and Carter Souch in the first 4:27 of the game but the Sea Dogs came back and score three goals to close out the first period. Raivis Kristians Ansons (6:01), Josh Lawrence (6:26), and Willam Dufour (10:00) gave the tournament hosts a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes.

Wiebe potted his second goal at 2:05 of the second period and ended the game with his third goal of the night coming at 8:05 of overtime.

Kuznetsov, the Flames' second round pick in 2020, picked up his second point of the tournament with an assist on Lawrence's goal. He was a plus-two on the night and put five shots on net in the setback.

Poirier, Calgary's third round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, was also a plus-two against Edmonton, putting two shots on net.

The Sea Dogs are now 1-0-1 and will close out the round robin portion of the tournament on Saturday when they take on the Shawinigan Cataractes at 2:00 PM MT.

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