The Victoriaville Tigres are making a habit out of come-from-behind victories.
Tigres captain Philip-Michael Devos topped off a five-goal comeback 51 seconds into overtime as Victoriaville stunned the P.E.I. Rocket 5-4 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Friday night.
Brandon Hynes assisted on Devos' winner and added two goals for the Tigres (15-17-0-0), who have won four straight after a stretch of nine losses in 10 games. Victoriaville has come from behind in three of the four victories in its current streak. The Tigres forced a shootout, which they won, against Val-d'Or after trailing late in the third period on Nov. 25 and they trailed Gatineau 3-1 before scoring four unanswered goals on Nov. 28.
The Rocket (11-15-2-4), led 4-0 after Benjamin Cassavant scored 31 seconds into the second period. Hynes scored his first of the game five minutes later on a power play, but Victoriaville still trailed by three heading into the third.
David Cliche scored unassisted and Jonathan Bonneau added a marker midway through the third to cut the deficit to one. Then, with eight seconds remaining and Tigres netminder Kevin Poulin on the bench, Hynes scored his second to send the game to overtime.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Drummondville 4, Saint John 3; Shawinigan 5, Baie-Comeau 2; Halifax 3, Acadie-Bathurst 2 (SO); Quebec 5, Lewiston 2; Cape Breton 4, Rimouski 2; Chicoutimi 3, Rouyn-Noranda 2 (SO); and Gatineau 7, Val-d'Or 4.
At Charlottetown, Casavant added to assists for the Rocket, who also got goals from Brandon Street, Ben Duffy and Brendan Wright.
Poulin made 29 saves for Victoriaville. P.E.I. netminder Bobby Nadeau stopped 31 shots.
Voltigeurs 4, Sea Dogs 3
At Saint John, N.B., Yannick Riendeau's second-period penalty shot propelled Drummondville to a club-record 11th straight victory as they held off the Sea Dogs.
Marc-Olivier Vachon scored twice and Danny Masse added a goal and an assist for the Voltigeurs (23-4-0-2). Riendeau also assisted on Masse's marker.
Michael Kirkpatrick, Christopher DiDomenico and Keven Guerette-Charland replied for Saint John (17-14-1-1).
Cataractes 5, Drakkar 2
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Matthew Pistilli scored twice and added an assist to help Shawinigan sink the Drakkar.
Philippe Paradis had a goal and an assist while Pierrick Martel and Pierre-Alexandre Vandall also scored for the Cataractes (26-5-0-0).
Gabriel Bourque and Marc-Andre Laroche scored for Baie-Comeau (7-18-3-2).
Mooseheads 3, Titan 2 (SO)
At Bathurst, N.B., Gerrad Grant scored in the eighth round of the shootout as Halifax outlasted the Titan.
Alexis Piette and Tomas Knotek scored in regulation for the Mooseheads (10-19-1-1).
Tomy Joly scored a pair for Acadie-Bathurst (12-15-4-3).
Remparts 5, Maineiacs 2
At Lewiston, Maine, Dmitri Kugryshev had a four-point night, with two goals and two assists, to lead Quebec past the Maineiacs.
Marc-Olivier Vallerand added a goal and two assists for the Remparts (21-6-0-2), while Samuel Carrier and Kelsey Tessier had singles.
Billy Lacasse, with a goal and an assist, and Maxime Gratchev scored for Lewiston (11-20-0-0).
Screaming Eagles 4, Oceanic 2
At Sydney, N.S., Joey Haddad scored two goals to lift the Screaming Eagles over Rimouski.
Chris Culligan had three points (one goal, two assists) and Jan Piskacek added a goal and an assist for Cape Breton (20-9-1-1).
Ilya Silik and Jordan Caron found the net for the Oceanic (20-11-0-0).
Sagueneens 3, Huskies 2 (SO)
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Michal Hlinka and Olivier Ouellet scored in the shootout as Chicoutimi downed Rouyn-Noranda.
Nicolas Deschamps had a goal and an assist and Olivier Painchaud also scored in regulation for the Sagueneens (12-14-1-2).
Alex Emond scored the tying goal in the third period while Sergey Ostapchuk scored in regulation and the shootout for the Huskies (17-9-3-2).
Olympiques 7, Foreurs 4
At Gatineau, Que., Jean-Philip Chabot and Alexandre Quesnel combined to tally 10 points, with three goals and two assists each to lead the Olympiques past Val-d'Or.
Nicolas Boyer scored the other goal for Gatineau (12-18-1-1). Paul Byron had five assists.
Christian Morin, Derek Famulare, William Beaudoin and Alexandre Monahan replied for the Foreurs (6-22-1-3).