Timing was everything for the Saint John Sea Dogs on Wednesday - that, and a dominant third period.
Alexei Dostoinov had the first two goals of his QMJHL career and Alex Grant also scored twice as the Sea Dogs downed the P.E.I. Rocket 6-2.
With starting goaltender Bobby Nadeau - the reigning defensive player of the week - enjoying a night off, the Sea Dogs (11-8-1-1) took full advantage, breaking open a tie game with four unanswered goals in the third period. Grant's second goal of the game on a power play at 8:14 gave Saint John a 3-2 lead, and Dostoinov's unassisted goal - the first of his career - extended the lead four minutes later.
Dostoinov, who came into the game with a lone assist in six games, finished with four points to lead the Sea Dogs, who finished 3-for-6 with the man advantage.
In other QMJHL action Wednesday, it was: Rouyn-Noranda 5 Acadie-Bathurst 4; Montreal 1 Val-d'Or 0; and Quebec 3 Rimouski 2.
At Saint John, N.B., Steven Anthony and Mike Thomas added singles in the victory. Christopher DiDomenico and Kyle Paige had a pair of assists apiece for the Sea Dogs.
Mathieu Tousignant and Matthew Lachaine replied for the Rocket (9-10-0-2), who lost their third game in a row. Evan Mosher, starting in place of Nadeau, was on the hook for all six Saint John goals while making just 22 saves in defeat.
Robert Mayer stopped 17 shots to earn the win for the Sea Dogs.
Huskies 5 Titan 4
At Bathurst, N.B., Maxime Mecenauer's game winner led Rouyn-Noranda past the Titan.
Marc-Andre Bourdon scored twice while Jarrad Struthers and Dominik Bohac also had goals for the Huskies (11-6-2-0), who won their season-high sixth in a row.
Vincent Couture had three goals and Tomy Joly added a single for Acadie-Bathurst (8-10-4-0).
Junior 1 Foreurs 0
At Verdun, Que., Jake Allen turned aside 41 shots as the Junior blanked Val'd-Or.
Angelo Esposito had the lone goal for Montreal (10-9-0-0).
Jean-Sebastien Boucher made 25 saves in defeat for the Foreurs (2-16-1-1).
Remparts 3 Oceanic 2
At Rimouski, Que., Benjamin Breault's game winner with 2:12 left in the third period propelled Quebec past the Oceanic.
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Dmitri Kugryshev added goals for the Remparts (14-3-0-1).
Frederic Desrochers and Pierre-Alexandre Joncas replied for Rimouski (12-7-0-0).