QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. — Playing the third of four pre-season games, led offensively by Anthony Duclair (2 goals) and Nick Sorensen (2goals, 1 assist) the Remparts gave their fans a convincing victory over the Cataractes by the score of 8-2.
After scoring only once on 10 shots in the initial period, the first of the two goals by Duclair (17:59), Quebec came back with three other goals in middle frame, Mikhail Grigorenko (7:28) on a power play, first of two in the game by Sorensen (10:31) before seeing Shawinigan break the ice with their first goal of the game by Emeric Hudon (12:34) with a man advantage against veteran Quebec netminder Francois Brassard.
Quebec came back before the siren sounded the end of second period with the second of the game by Duclair (17:21). Leaving the game after allowing only one goal in the first forty minutes on 12 shots Brassard left the game was replaced by Gabriel Parent tending the net for the last twenty minutes for Quebec allowing only one goal on seven shots.
Patrick Roy’s team continued their domination in the third period adding four more goals before Shawinigan ended their night scoring their second goals. After Cataractes starting goaltender Chase Gaudet has been victim of Quebec first four goals Shawinigan head coach Dennis Chalifoux sent William King in hope of slowing Quebec offensive.
Unfortunately for the visitor, the Remparts added two more goals in only 21 seconds to begin the third period. Playing with Adam Erne and Sorenson, Kurt Etchegary beat Cataractes goalie with only 3:55 gone in the third stanza. Sorensen came back 21 seconds later with Quebec sixth goals (4:16), defenseman Ryan Culkin got the only helper on that goal.
Pierre-Maxime Poudrier (9:47) and veteran 19 year old Jason Houde completed the scoring for the victorious team. Loik Poudrier scored Shawinigan last goal in the game (16:49) in third period.
After the game Quebec head coach Roy admitted his team began the game missing some team work, “As I expected our team began missing some cohesiveness but as the game went on players began to find themselves on the ice. We moved the puck very well.”
“In the third we were very dominant, we did great things. What I want to see the most is I don’t want to see my players taking bad habits,” Roy added. “Like I said to my players after the first period, the game doesn’t change we need to see our player in front of opponent goalie, when a defenseman takes the shot. When our players get in the zone and bring the puck to the net, we need to be in front of goalie, not turning behind the net, its little details that are very important to do it well. ”
“I found that we tried to be too fancy in first period, but in second and third we played more of the true game,” Roy said when analyzing the game.
“We will have to work on some details in our game, we need to work on our fore-checking. We put emphases on our defensive positioning this week but we will work on other details in week to come.”
Quebec will end their pre-season schedule playing Shawinigan tomorrow in Bionest Centre in Shawinigan.
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