HALIFAX, NS -- Calgary Flames prospect Laurent Brossoit suited up for his first game of the Canada-Russia Challenge on Monday night in Halifax but he and Canada came up short against Russia, dropping the decision by a score of 6-5.
Canada fought back from two-goal deficits in the first and second stanza but Andrei Sigarev scored his second of the game with 6:23 remaining in regulation and the Canadians couldn't find the equalizer.
Brossoit stopped 21 of the 27 shots he faced. Russian netminder Andrei Makarov stopped 37 of the 42 shots the Canadians sent at him.
Russia holds a 2-1 lead in the four-game series. Game 4 takes place tonight in Halifax and can be seen on TSN and RDS.
The Flames drafted Brossoit in the sixth round (164th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft. He was a key factor in the Edmonton Oil King's dominance in the WHL last season, posting a 42-13-5 record with a 2.47 GAA and a .914 save percentage in the regular season.
His strong play continued in the postseason, where he amassed a 16-4-0 record, a 2.04 GAA and a .933 save percentage, and he helped the Oil Kings capture the WHL Championship.