CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Etienne Brodeur scored in overtime as the Chicoutimi Sagueneens handed the Saint John Sea Dogs their first defeat of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs with a 5-4 win Tuesday.
Brodeur threw a long shot on net that trickled through Saint John goaltender Mathieu Corbeil.
Saint John still leads the best-of-seven semifinal 2-1, with Game 4 Thursday in Chicoutimi.
The Sea Dogs looked like they were headed for their 11th straight playoff win when Danick Gauthier gave Saint John a 4-3 lead at 16:43 of the third period.
Less than one minute later Gabriel Bourret scored his first goal of the playoffs to tie it, setting up Brodeur's winner.
Christopher Gibson was huge in the Sagueneens' goal stopping 42 shots, including 22 in the second period alone.
Corbeil stopped 28 shots for Saint John.
Hudon opened the scoring in the first period as long shot from between the top of the circles found its way through Corbeil as two teammates drove the net.
The Sagueneens added another on Pageau's goal with just 15 seconds left in the opening period. As Christian Ouellet held patiently on the left wing, Pageau cut to the net from the other side, took a pass from Ouellet and redirected it past Corbeil.
Saint John was finally able to solve Gibson on a 4-on-3 power play, when Beaulieu buried a one-timer from Gibson’s left, finishing a feed from Charles Coyle at 13:48.
Jurco then tied the game with a short-handed goal, stealing a puck at the Chicoutimi blue-line, going in alone on Gibson and beating him with a deke.
Saint John went ahead early in the third period. Ian Saab fired a solid shot on net from the left point and Tesink was on the spot to deposit the rebound for his seventh of the playoffs at 2:27.
Pageau evened things up 15 seconds later with his second of the night.
Gauthier pulled the Sea Dogs ahead 4-3, cutting in from the left wing and firing shot across Gibson for his ninth of the post-season with an assist from Pierre Durepos at 16:43.
Bourret tied it up yet again just 44 seconds later with a shot from the left point that found its way through. It was the first of the playoffs for the former Sea Dog and sent the game to overtime.
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