QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Dominating two periods the Screaming Eagles came on top against Quebec. With two goals and one assist, Charles-Eric Lagare led the Screaming Eagles offence to a 6-3 win over Quebec.
Leading 11-1 in shots on goal in the initial period, Cape Breton was the only team to score in the period. Trying to make a pass behind his own net Quebec defenseman Duncan Macintyre saw Timothe Simard intercept the pass to surprise Quebec goaltender Francois Brassard with a wrap-around giving the Screaming Eagles the lead with 9:59 remaining.
If shots on goals in the first period were a good indication of the domination of the home team over Quebec, Cape Breton added four more goals in the middle frame, three of them scored before the visitors broke the ice.
Charles-Eric Legare scored the first of two in the second period with 10:51 remaining in the period. Pressuring in the offensive zone Cameron Darcy picked up the loose puck and found Maxim Lazarev who took thefirst shot. Making the first save Brassard was unable to control the rebound that came right back to Legare who scored his 11th of the year at 9:09.
Having been hooked and unable to take a shot William Carrier was awarded a penalty shot at 9:30, Quebec goalie made the save keeping the score 2-0 Cape Breton.
Losing the puck Quebec right winger Adam Erne saw former Remparts player Raphael Corriveau taking his own rebound from first shot that hit the board to rebound right on his blade. Taking his own rebound the Screaming Eagles right winger beat Quebec netminder top self on Brassard right side at 14:53.
Legare came back 43 seconds later with his second of the game beating Brassard laying down on the ice after trying to block the first shot.
Quebec broke through with their first goal of the night when Erne redirected a shot from Ryan Culkin as Quebec was the beneficiary of a power play with Cape Breton defenseman Stephan Woodworth in the box. It was a four-on-three power play goal.
Being cut in the offensive zone Quebec defenseman Ryan Culkin saw Maxim Lazarev scored his sixth of the season with 21.3 seconds remaining to the second period.
Callum Booth had been sent in the game by Quebec coach Philippe Boucher to begin the third period after Brassard gave up five goals on 27 shots.
Quebec played their best period of the game but unfortunately it was too late. Duclair, on a two-on-one breakaway with defenseman Dillon Donnelly, scored his 23rd of the year playing four-on-four at 8:54.
A perfect pass from Erne to Nick Sorensen led to Quebec’s third goal less than two minutes later making it 5-3 Cape Breton at 12:10.
But with only eight seconds left to Quebec defenseman Culkin penalty Jeremy Beaudry came to seal home team victory making 6-3 Cape Breton inflicting to Quebec first loss in the Maritime road trip. Beaudry goal came at 15:54.
Quebec next game will be Friday night in Halifax facing off against the Mooseheads.
Three other games were on QMJHL schedule on Wednesday
Charlottetown 2 vs. Acadie-Bathurst 3
Sherbrooke 1 vs. Drummondville 5
Rimouski 3 vs. Val-d’Or 9
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