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Sharks lose after taking 4-0 lead.

The Worcester Sharks scored three power-play goals and had a 4-0 lead going into the third period, but fell, 5-4, in overtime to the host St. John's IceCaps in front of 5,677 fans at the Mile One Centre in Newfoundland on Sunday afternoon.

Defenseman Brenden Kichton scored his second goal of the game at 3:25 of overtime to cap the unanswered five-goal outburst for St. John's.

Rylan Schwartz and Travis Oleksuk scored in the first period before Matt Taormina, and Micheal Haley provided second-period goals for Worcester.

Oleksuk, Taormina and Haley's goals came on the power play, as Worcester went 3 for 7 with the man advantage.

Aaron Dell made 23 saves in net for the Sharks in his sixth straight start between the pipes, but fell apart in the third period, when the IceCaps scored four goals on 11 shots.

Blair Riley got the IceCaps on the board at 5:39 followed by Patrice Cormier at 8:10 to make it 4-2..

Kichton struck on the power play at 15:18 and Chase Balisy tied the score with the goaltender pulled at 18:19 and send it to the extra period.

Kichton capped the comeback when his shot from 35 feet went just inside the crossbar at 3:25.

Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves over the first two periods for St. John's, before Jussi Olkinuora came in to start the third.

The Sharks fall to 26-17-4-2 (58 points) on the season, including a 12-10-3-2 record on the road.

Worcester finished the game with a 40-28 shot advantage.

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Feb 16, 2015
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