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Comeback falls short as Titan fall to Islanders in overtime

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI. – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan played their final road game of the season Wednesday night as they traveled across the Confederation Bridge to battle the Charlottetown Islanders. After trailing 2-0 at one point, the Titan managed to climb back and force overtime.

At 11:33 of the opening period Kevin Gursoy jumped a rebound and found the open net to give the home team a 1-0 lead on the powerplay. It remained 1-0 until six minutes into the second period when Drew Johnston doubled the Islanders lead. Jesse Sutton got the Titan back to within one as he buried a pass from Liam Leonard on a 2-on-1 break. Ian Smallwood also got an assist on Sutton’s 18th. Leonard would tie the game midway through the third period with his 12th tally of the year assisted by Mathieu Desgagnes. Mark Grametbauer continued a strong outing to keep the game tied and force overtime at the Eastlink Centre. After 3:01 of action in the extra frame Hunter Drew wired a slap shot past Grametbauer to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 win. The Titan’s 20-year-old netminder was named first star with 47 saves.

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