Moncton stops Quebec with 6-2 win

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Strong in three consecutive victories Quebec came to Moncton hoping to register a fourth win. Losing their last game in Moncton on last December 15 in game against Halifax, the Screaming Eagles registered their eighth consecutive victory in front of 6,685 fans.
 
For a third game in four nights, Quebec was the first team to get on the scoreboard in an excellent first period. With only 1:31 gone in the period two players decided to settle their differences by dropping their gloves to fight. Following that first goal Quebec came out with a power play following an instigator penalty to Yannick Veilleux in his fight against Dillon Donnelly.
 
Taking the first shot on Moncton goaltender Alex Dubeau Logan Shaw saw the puck going right back on Adam Erne stick, the Quebec left winger only had to put it behind Dubeau for his first goal in the last nine games with 17:07 to play.
 
Dimitrij Jaskin with his first of two goals in first period broke the ice for Moncton beating Quebec goalie Francois Brassard with a backhanded shot at 12:20.
 
Quebec regained the lead for a second time in the first period when the shot by Nick Sorensen deflected on Moncton player beat Brassard between his pads with 3:56 to go. Sorensen got points in his last five games. Quebec scored their two goals on 7 shots.
 
But with 1:08 left in the opening period Moncton tied the game 2-2. Left uncovered in front of Quebec netminder Jaskin gets the puck from Yvan Barbachev to score his 34th of the year.
 
With the score tied 2-2 after first period, Quebec got first opportunity to regain the lead for third time playing on a 5-on-3 at 11:53 of the middle frame but thanks to their goaltender Dubeau Patrick Roy’s team was unable to get a goal in that period.
 
Instead, Moncton took the lead for first time in the game when left winger Christophe Lalonde gave a 3-2 lead to Moncton pushing a rebound shot from Ross Johnson behind Quebec netminder with 4:48 to play. And with 50.9 seconds remaining to the middle frame left winger Christophe Lalonde saw his wrist shot beat Brassard high on his right side.
 
Jaskin scored his third goal in the game when driving to the net he beat Quebec goalie to his right side at 16:58. Last goal in the game the sixth one by Moncton came from the stick of Ivan Barbachev playing five-on-four at 18:44.
 
Quebec will be back home to play next the two games on Friday against Drummondville Voltigeurs and on Saturday Blainville-Boisbriand will be the visitor.
 
Four games were on QMJHL schedule on Sunday
Sherbrooke 0 vs. Acadie-Bathurst 3
Drummondville 6 vs. Gatineau 3
Baie-Comeau 7 vs. Shawinigan 3
Chicoutimi 2 vs. Val—d’Or 5
 
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