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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Sunday's games

Sunday, 10.21.2012 / 8:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Philippe Maillet scored twice, including the winner in overtime, and added two assists as the Victoriaville Tigres edged the host Shawinigan Cataractes 4-3 on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Phillip Danault had a goal and two assists for the Tigres (6-5-3), who have won three straight games, and Philippe Hudon added a single goal.

Emeric Hudon had two goals and an assist for the Cataractes (2-9-1), who have lost seven games in a row and are now tied for last in QMJHL standings with the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Vincent Arseneau scored once for Shawinigan while Frederick Gaudreau chipped in with two assists.

Guillaume Decelles made 20 saves for the victory as Marvin Cupper turned away 31-of-35 shots in a losing cause.

Both teams found success with their power play as Victoriaville went 1-for-5 and Shawinigan 3-for-6.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Halifax 4, Acadie-Bathurst 3; Moncton 5, Sherbrooke 3; Quebec 3, Drummondville 2 and Cape Breton 5, Rimouski 4.

At Shawinigan, Que., Hudon scored at 10:48 of the first period to give Victoriaville a 1-0 lead, but Arseneau responded on the power play at 17:19 to make it 1-1 after 20 minutes of play.

Danault scored the only goal of the second period and it gave the Tigres the lead heading into the third.

Hudon scored back-to-back power-play goals for the Cataractes and they held on to a 3-2 lead for much of the final period. However, Maillet forced extra time with a goal at 17:53, while with the man advantage.

Maillet then added the winner at 2:23 of overtime.

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Mooseheads 4 Titan 3

At Bathurst, N.B., Nathan MacKinnon pushed his point streak to nine games with a goal and an assist as Halifax (12-1-0) beat the Titan (6-5-3) for its 10th win in a row.

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Wildcats 5 Phoenix 3

At Moncton, N.B., Brothers Alex and Allain Saulnier combined for two goals and six points as the Wildcats (6-7-0) handed Sherbrooke (2-11-1) its third straight defeat.

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Remparts 3 Voltiguers 2

At Drummondville, Que., Logan Shaw broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal at 15:26 of the third period to lift Quebec (10-2-0) over the Voltiguers (7-5-0), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

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Screaming Eagles 5 Oceanic 4

At Rimouski, Que., Raphael Corriveau's second period goal stood up as the winner and Jonathan Oligny chipped in with three assists as Cape Breton (3-7-4) slipped past the Oceanic (8-4-1).

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It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday