The Sea Dogs blew a 3-0 lead but ultimately went on to defeat the Moncton Wildcats 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night at Harbour Station.
Robbie Burt, Matt Green and Kevin Gursoy all scored for Saint John. Anthony Boucher scored the only goal of the shootout.
Once again, the Sea Dogs allowed nearly 50 shots on net but got excellent goaltending. Alex D'Orio made 43 stops in 65 minutes of action and stopped all three shootout attempts he faced.
Jeremy McKenna, Daniil Miromanov and Alexander Khovanov scored for the Wildcats. Mark Grametbauer got the start but was pulled early in the second period after allowing a third Sea Dogs goal on just eight shots. Matthew Waite stopped all 16 shots he faced.
Saint John is now 3-0-1-0 in their past four games.
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The Sea Dogs were without defencemen Radim Salda (world juniors), Brendan Sibley (healthy) and Samuel Duchesne (injury); and forwards Ostap Safin (world juniors), Nick Deakin-Poot (upper body), Aiden MacIntosh (upper body) and Landon Quinney (healthy).
Left winger Yohan Plamondon made his Sea Dogs debut... defenceman Zachary Leclerc made his QMJHL debut... Alexander Khovanov, the second overall pick in this year's CHL Import Draft, scored his first career QMJHL goal in his second game of action... Cedric Pare extended his point streak to six games... four of Robbie Burt's seven goals this season have come against the Wildcats.
The Sea Dogs take on the Wildcats in Moncton on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.