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QMJHL Roundup: Currie, Micallef help P.E.I. overcome Acadie-Bathurst

Wednesday, 01.16.2013 / 9:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: Currie, Micallef help P.E.I. overcome Acadie-Bathurst

Josh Currie kept the P.E.I. Rocket in the game but Alex Micallef delivered the knockout punch in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League slugfest.

Currie had a hat trick and Micallef scored in overtime for P.E.I., which edged the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-5 on Wednesday.

Jack Nevins and Ben Duffy also scored for P.E.I. (25-17-2) in a back-and-forth game.

Michael Beaudry scored twice and had three assists for Acadie-Bathurst (18-22-6), while Marc-Olivier Brouillard, Patrick Walsh and Christophe Lalancette added singles.

Elsewhere, Moncton hammered Saint John 7-1.

At Bathurst, N.B., Currie scored just 37 seconds into the game and his second goal gave the Rocket a 3-1 lead entering the second.

Currie scored a short-handed goal to cap his hat trick in the second, but the Titan tied the game at four with three goals in the period.

Duffy put P.E.I. back ahead 1:54 into the third, but Beaudry sent the game to overtime at 12:34.

Rocket goaltender Antoine Bibeau made 33 saves, while at the other end Jacob Brennan allowed three goals on eight shots. He was replaced by Mason McDonald, who gave up three goals on 40 shots.

Wildcats 7, Sea Dogs 1

At Moncton, N.B., Ivan Barbashev and Dmitrij Jaskin each scored twice for the Wildcats (26-16-1) who mauled Saint John (18-25-0).

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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final