The Quebec Remparts were one shot away from tying a 32-year-old record. Unfortunately for them, the shot was taken by Olivier Fortier of the Rimouski Oceanic, and he scored.
Fortier put the puck past Charles Lavigne in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Remparts their first road loss of the season, a 2-1 decision in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Saturday.
Quebec (11-2-0-1) began this season with seven straight road victories, one shy of the QMJHL record of eight, set by the 1976-77 Cornwall Royals. The Moncton Wildcats are also undefeated in seven road games to start this season and will attempt to tie the record in Saint John, N.B., on Sunday.
Sebastien Piche opened the scoring for Rimouski (10-5-0-0) with a power-play goal in the first period. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault replied for the Remparts midway through the second.
In other QMJHL action Saturday, it was: Victoriaville 4, Lewiston 2; Rouyn-Noranda 4, P.E.I. 3; and Drummondville 6, Acadie-Bathurst 1.
At Rimouski, Que., Keven Veilleux and Philippe Cornet also scored in the shootout for the Oceanic, while Kelsey Tessier and Mikhail Stefanovich found the net for Quebec. Audy-Marchessault's shootout effort in the fourth round was stopped by Rimouski netminder Maxim Gougeon, setting the stage for Fortier's winner.
Gougeon stopped 29 shots for the win, while Lavigne made 41 saves in a losing effort.
Tigres 4, Maineiacs 2
At Victoriaville, Que., Jonathan Bonneau had one of three first-period goals for the Tigres in their win over Lewiston.
Dave Nolin, Brandon Hynes and Andrej Nestrasil had singles for Victoriaville (10-8-0-0).
Danick Paquette countered with a pair of goals for the Maineiacs (6-10-0-0).
Huskies 4, Rocket 3
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Pier-Luc Giguere had a pair of goals, including the game winner midway through the third period, as the Huskies held on to beat P.E.I.
Benjamin Lecomte and Jeff Desjardins also had goals for Rouyn-Noranda (8-6-2-0).
Chris Doyle, Benjamin Casavant and Mathieu Tousignant scored for the Rocket (6-9-0-1), who nearly fought all the way back from a 4-0 deficit with three straight third-period goals.
Voltigeurs 6, Titan 1
At Drummondville, Que., Mike Hoffman scored twice and Yannick Riendeau recorded an assist to extend his point streak to 11 games as the Voltigeurs routed Acadie-Bathurst.
Dany Masse, Samson Mahbod, Andrew Randazzo and Charles Landry also scored for Drummondville (12-2-0-2), winners of four straight.
Jonathan Lessard had the lone goal for the Titan (6-7-4-0).