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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

Saturday, 12.15.2012 / 10:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

In his first start of the season Robert Steeves stopped 35-of-36 shots as the Gatineau Olympiques downed the host Val-d'Or Foreurs 3-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

The 19-year-old, who was acquired from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the summer, was expected to start the year as Gatineau's number-one goaltender before going down with a left-knee injury in back in September.

In two seasons with the Titan, Steeves appeared in 68 games and went 35-19-6 with a 3.10 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.

Taylor Burke and Jonathan Bourcier each had a goal and an assist for the Olympiques (13-19-1), who have won back-to-back games, and Emile Pourier added two assists.

For 16-year-old Bourcier, it was his first-career QMJHL goal and earned him the game's first star.

Gabriel Bourret scored a single goal to round out Gatineau's offence.

Anthony Mantha scored the lone goal for the game for the Foreurs (16-16-3), who fall to 8-8-2 on home ice.

Mantha has scored in three straight outings and now has 28 goals and 50 points in 33 games, which moves him into the top-5 in QMJHL scoring.

Francois Tremblay turned aside 25 shots in a losing cause.

The power play didn't factor in for either club as Gatineau went 0 for 3 while Val-d'Or failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Halifax 8, Moncton 6 and Rouyn-Noranda 6, Blainville-Boisbriand 3.

At Val-d'Or, Que., the two clubs combined for 24 shots in the first period, however it wasn't until 7:16 of the second period that the game had its first goal.

Bourcier opened the scoring for Gatineau and Bourret and Burke scored 25 seconds apart to extend the Olympiques' lead to 3-0 heading into the third period.

Mantha scored for the Foreurs at 11:19 of the third, but Steeves stopped 10 shots in the final 20 minutes to preserve the victory.

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Mooseheads 8 Wildcats 6

At Moncton, N.B., Christophe Lalonde scored four times for Moncton, but it wasn't enough as Matthew Boudreau scored three times and Darcy Ashley had two goals and three assists to help Halifax (28-3-2) beat the Wildcats (21-12-1).

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Huskies 6 Armada 3

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Jean-Sebastien Dea scored three times and Felix Caron added two goals as the Huskies (23-10-1) doubled up Blainville-Boisbriand (22-8-4) for their fifth win in a row.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round