The Edmonton Oilers rookies finished their schedule with a 4-1 road loss to the Calgary Flames rookies Monday night.
The Oilers took the lead on a two-man advantage with just over eight minutes left in the first. Rafael Lavoie took a pass from Xavier Bourgault and fired home a one-timer.
“We had a lot of power-play chances. We buried on that one. Should have buried on more than that,” said Lavoie. “It was a great play by Bourgie. He had a shot lane, and he still found me.”
Martin Pospisil tied it on a Flames power play less than four minutes later.
Ryan Francis blasted a shot past Ilya Konovalov early in the second period to put the Flames ahead to stay.
Pospisil and Jakob Pelletier scored empty-net goals in the final two minutes of the third to seal the deal.
Konovalov made his first appearance for the Oilers after being drafted as a 21-year-old in 2019.
“Ilya did give us a chance to win the game, especially in the second period,” said Oilers rookies head coach Jay Woodcroft.
The Oilers beat Calgary 4-3 at Rogers Place Saturday night.
Main training camp for the Oilers starts Wednesday morning.