A stellar inaugural campaign came to a disappointing end Monday night.
The Seals lost 12-11 to Calgary in their Western Division Semifinal matchup at Pechanga Arena. San Diego controlled most of the game, and led 10-8 before the Roughnecks took over.
"Heartbreaking in a lot of ways," Seals head coach Patrick Merrill said. "Heartbroken for the guys because I thought they deserved better tonight.
"But that's what a playoff game is. The margin of error is so slim, and we were on the wrong side of it unfortunately."
Disappointing end to a super first season. @SealsLax walking off after playoff loss to Calgary. Seals gave up 2 goal lead in 4th and lose 12-11. Hilites & post @nbcsandiego 11pm pic.twitter.com/oTgy8g0K0h
— Todd Strain (@TODDSTRAINNBCSD) May 7, 2019
Turner Evans paced San Diego in the loss, scoring three times and adding an assist. Kyle Buchanan had two goals and four helpers.
Calgary outscored the Seals 4-1 in the fourth quarter, with two straight goals to end the game. Curtis Dickson provided the gamewinner - one of his four goals, to go along with three assists.
San Diego scored to tie it at one goal apiece 1:14 into the game. They didn't trail again until Dickson's goal made it 12-11.