RIMOUSKI, Que. - Patrick Zdrahal scored a goal and assisted on two more, and Philippe Desrosiers stopped 31 shots as the Rimouski Oceanic blanked the Victoriaville Tigres 5-0 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Monday.
Loic Leduc, Brent Turnbull, and Felix-Antoine Savage also scored for Rimouski (34-15-7) while Michael Joly recorded his 37th goal of the season on a short-handed shot. Jimmy Oligny added two assists as the Oceanic picked up their fifth straight victory.
Francois Tremblay started in net for Victoriaville (29-21-6), but left the game after allowing five goals on 29 shots through 51:22. Brandon Whitney stopped all four shots he faced in relief.
Jean-Francois Plante led the Tigres in shots on goal with five.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
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