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Culligan extends streak as Cape Breton takes 2-0 lead on Quebec

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QUEBEC - A trip to Quebec City didn't slow down Chris Culligan or the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

The Screaming Eagles' captain had a goal and an assist in the second period as Cape Breton remained undefeated in the playoffs with a 5-3 win over the Quebec Remparts on Sunday afternoon in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Robert Slaney also had a goal and an assist and Joey Haddad also scored as the Screaming Eagles took a 2-0 series advantage after two games in Quebec, meaning the Remparts will have to steal two of the next three games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - if necessary - as the series shifts to Sydney, N.S.

Culligan has been a large part of Cape Breton's playoff success, recording at least a point in all six Screaming Eagles playoff victories. His two-point effort on Sunday gives him nine playoff points (two goals, seven assists), tying him with Haddad (6-3) and Slaney (5-4) for the team lead.

Cape Breton trailed after Guillaume Monast scored for Quebec on a power play with five minutes remaining in the first period. Slaney responded later in the period with a power-play goal of his own before Culligan gave the Screaming Eagles the lead less than a minute into the second.

Vincent Lavigueur and Mathieu Brodeur scored in the third period to chase Charles Lavigne from the Remparts' net after he allowed five goals on 17 shots. Jonathan Roy replaced Lavigne for his first playoff action since March 22, 2008, when he was ejected for instigating a fight with Chicoutimi Sagueneens netminder Bobby Nadeau.

Roy made four saves.

Marc-Olivier Vallerand and Kevin Marshall added goals for Quebec, beating Cape Breton goalie Olivier Roy, who stopped 22 shots.

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