Baie-Comeau wins second straight on home ice Drakkar goes on the road leading series 2-0

BAIE-COMEAU, P.Q. — In another intense game in centre Henry Leonard, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar won game two by the score of 3-1 against Blainville-Boisbriand. Drakkar right winger Valentin Zykov ended his night with 1 goal 1 assist.

Playing over 146:37 without being able to score goal against Baie-Comeau Blainville-Boisbriand scored their first goal in game two on Saturday afternoon with only 47 seconds gone in the opening period.1701

Making great save ca ouple seconds before on a two-on-one breakaway involving Ryan Tesink and Marcus Hinds, Baie-Comeau goaltender Philippe Cadorette wasn’t able to do anything on Christopher Clapperton giving a 1-0 lead to the visitor.

Seeing their opponent break the ice Baie-Comeau replied with the next two goals in 2:03.

Drakkar left winger Charles Hudon tied the game one-goal-a-piece at 2:07. Coming out from behind the net Hudon beat Blainville-Boisbriand goaltender Etienne Marcoux with a backhanded shot that went through Marcoux’s pads.

Baie-Comeau took the lead for the first time in the game as Drakkar defenseman Dominic Poulin’s wrist shot from the blue line bounced around in front of the net before beating Marcoux on his blocker side 2:03 after Drakkar tying goal.

A fight between the two teams broke out between Ryan Tesink of Blainville-Boisbriand and Jeremy Gregoire. The Baie Comeau left winger Gregoire got the advantage.

Having not been very efficient on their first power play in the first period, getting good scoring opportunities on their second one Baie-Comeau ended the period with a third power play and began the second one with 1:34 minutes with a man advantage.

Not really been tested in the beginning of the middle frame Marcoux made key save on Drakkar right winger Robbie Graham going on Breakaway.

A very tight second period looked more like the first game the night before. Beside Graham’s breakaway in the beginning of middle frame and the wave-off goal by referee Dominick Bedard to Baie-Comeau forward Valentin Zykov after Robbie Graham hit the post no other great scoring chances by neither teams.

The third period began with Armada trying to tie the game Blainville-Boisbriand netminder Marcoux made two key saves frustrating Zykov twice in the first portion of third period keeping his time at one goal differences.

But finally after being frustrated twice in first half of second period Drakkar forward Zykov scored the third Baie-Comeau goal, his third of the present playoff, sealing Baie-Comeau second victories in that series.

“At one time the gift was there, it might be boring what I said but it was a bit like last night,” said the Baie-Comeau head coach Eric Veilleux about the way the game has been played.

“When a team clogged the middle or played thigh game along the board it was little bit harder, it was little bit like Rouyn-Noranda (in first series against the Drakkar) so we will revise and see how we can create outnumber in game to come.”

On the losing side, Blainville-Boisbriand head coach Jean-Francois Houle praised his players after the game saying he still proud of the player’s effort.

“Playing five games in eight nights against a fresh team I think we play great hockey we may raise some doubt in their heard we were in the game all night like last night.So now we will give two day off to our players and they will be ready for next game at home.”

Game three of the semi-final series will be Tuesday in Blainville-Boisbriand.

Only one other semi-final series in on QMJHL schedule on Saturday

Val-d’Or 4 vs. Halifax 2 (Val-d’Or leads semi-final series 2-0)

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