Drummondville wins in shootout over Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. —Beginning three games in four nights after coming back from the longest road trip of the regular season Quebec saw their opponent win 3- 2 in a shootout. Marc-Olivier Brouillard was the only Drummondville player to beat Quebec goalie Francois Brassard.
Louis-Philip Guindon closed the door on Quebec forward Logan Shaw, defenseman Martin Lefebvre and left winger Anthony Duclair. The Quebec netminder made saves against Olivier Archambault and Jerome Verrier before the goal that made the difference in home team favor scored by Brouillard.
After taking the lead twice in the game on the first two goals in the game by Archambault, first in four-on-four situations with 36.4 remaining in the opening period, and the second one, in third period at 7:33 with a man advantage, Drummondville was unable to get the goal that could make the difference in overtime.
Limited to only 6 shots on goal in first period Quebec adds 8 other in middle frame with Drummondville dominate 23-14 after two periods. Quebec best scoring opportunities came both times on two-on-one breakaways but both times Drummondville netminder Louis-Philip Guindon prevented Quebec to get on board for first time in the game.
The first great scoring opportunity saw Adam Erne and Logan Shaw going on two-on-one with veteran Quebec right winger Shaw taking the shot with Guindon making the save. The second scoring chance came when the Remparts tried to kill a penalty to teammate Hubert Lamare. Jason Houde and Peter Walsh went on breakaway with Houde taking the shot.
Drummondville goalie Guindon was solid against the best power play in the league before the game 31.4 percent (38-121). Being blanked on first two chances the Voltigeurs netminder closed the door for third time making the save against Anthony Duclair, and Martin Lefebvre.
Kept out of scoreboard in first two periods the visitor saw their effort rewarded. After seeing the Voltigeurs goalie make the save on first of two Quebec best scoring opportunities in second period, Logan Shaw scored his fourth goal in last three games.
Making the first save on Quebec defenseman Ryan Culkin shot with his left pad, Guindon didn’t have a chance on Shaw 15th of the regular season at 2:25.
Being 0-in-3 with a man advantage Drummondville regained the lead 2-1 with Archambault second of the night. The Montreal Canadiens prospect (4th round pick) in 2011 beat Quebec goalie Francois Brassard with a wrist shot at 7:33.
Quebec came back with a man advantage being 1-in-4 after Jason Houde 10th goal of the year at 10:37. Houde’s wrist shot beat Quebec netminder to his right side for his sixth power play goals.
Quebec will be back in action tonight going to Shawinigan facing the Cataractes.
Quebec Remparts notes: With the departure of Mikhail Grigorenko (Russian junior National team), Nick Sorensen (Swede Junior National team), Axel Rioux (France National team) and Kurt Etchegary (hip surgery), Quebec general manager and head coach Patrick Roy recalled Massimo Carozza from Midget AAA, and also got good news, when Alexandre Boivin left the Gloucester Rangers from the Central Junior Hockey League to make is debut with the Remparts against Drummondville.
Being the best Gloucester Rangers scorer with 37 points in 33 games (9-28) the Orleans Ontario native decided to leave his Junior A team to pursue his career with Roy’s team after coming to practice with the team couple weeks ago.
Only one game was on QMJHL schedule on Thursday
Prince Edward Island 1 vs. Halifax 3
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