The St. John's IceCaps lost 2-1 in a shootout to the Hershey Bears Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The shootout went a staggering 12 rounds before Tyson Strachan finally sealed the victory for the Bears.
After a scoreless first period, veteran Bears forward Jeff Taffe deposited a rebound in the crease at 1:25 of the second period.
Kyle MacKinnon beat Bears netminder David Leggio at 6:30 of the middle frame to square the contest.
Ben Chiarot posted his ninth goal of the season, and Patrice Cormier had the other assist.
The IceCaps return home to host the Springfield Falcons Friday night at Mile One Centre.