Goalies ruled the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday night.
Kevin Poulin turned aside 26 shots as the Victoriaville Tigres stormed past the Lewiston Maineiacs 5-0 in QMJHL action.
The hard work of defencemen and goaltenders was rewarded across the league as four teams earned clean sheets.
The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles downed the Moncton Wildcats 4-0, the Saint John Sea Dogs dropped the P.E.I. Rocket 4-0, and the Shawinigan Cataractes bested the Gatineau Olympiques 2-0.
Poulin's shutout was the seventh of the season, the most in Tigres' history.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Quebec 5 Rimouski 2; Baie-Comeau 4 Chicoutimi 1; Acadie-Bathurst 6 Halifax 4; Drummondville 9 Val-d'Or 1; and Rouyn-Noranda 3 Montreal 1.
At Lewiston, Maine, Chris Doyle scored twice and added an assist for Victoriaville (45-19-3), while Brandon Hynes, Joel Chouinard and Joel Champagne also scored. All five goals were on the power play.
Adrien Lemay made 41 saves for Lewiston (23-41-3).
Screaming Eagles 4 Wildcats 0
At Moncton, N.B., Alexandre Veronneau stopped 32 shots to earn his first-career shutout as Cape Breton blanked the Wildcats.
Logan Shaw and Maxime Legault scored on the power play for the Screaming Eagles (40-22-5), while Luke Adam and Taylor MacDougall chipped in as well.
Nicola Riopel made 24 saves for Moncton (47-14-6).
Sea Dogs 4 Rocket 0
At Charlottetown, Marco Cousineau made 32 saves for the clean sheet as Saint John sailed past P.E.I.
Nicholas Petersen opened scoring for the Sea Dogs (53-11-3), while Christian Morin, Tomas Jurco and Stephen MacAulay also tallied.
Evan Mosher stopped 20 shots for the Rocket (34-25-8).
Cataractes 2 Olympiques 0
At Shawinigan, Que., Marc-Antoine Gelinas made 28 saves as the Cataractes shut out Gatineau.
Antoine Houde-Caron tallied late in the third period for Shawinigan (31-28-8) and Raphael Pouliot added some insurance with a short-handed empty-net goal with 1:25 left in the game.
Maxime Clermont stopped 24 shots for the Olympiques (29-33-5).
Remparts 5 Oceanic 2
At Quebec City, Danick Paquette had back-to-back goals as the Remparts sank Rimouski.
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Maxime Gravel and Guillaume Rousseau had the other goals for Quebec (40-20-7).
Alex Emond and Patrick Delisle-Houde replied for the Oceanic (34-26-7).
Drakkar 4 Sagueneens 1
At Chicoutimi, Que., Antoine Laperriere had the eventual winner as Baie-Comeau sailed to a win over the Sagueneens.
Simon Darveau had a short-handed goal for the Drakkar (21-39-7), while Raphael Bussieres and Maxim Lamarche added singles.
Alexandre Lavoie was the lone scorer for Chicoutimi (25-33-9).
Titan 6 Mooseheads 4
At Bathurst, N.B., David Gilbert's hat trick lifted the Titan over Halifax.
Vincent Arseneau, Jeremie Malouin and Eric Faille also found the back of the net for Acadie-Bathurst (25-36-6).
Gabriel Desjardins had a pair of goals for the Mooseheads (13-48-6), while Tomas Knotek and Travis Randell added markers.
Voltigeurs 9 Foreurs 1
At Drummondville, Que., Gabriel Dumont and Philippe Lefebvre both had a pair of goals as the Voltigeurs blasted Val-d'Or.
Sean Couturier scored and added three assists for Drummondville (50-15-2), while Christopher DiDomenico, Marc-Olivier Vachon, Charles Landry and Benjamin Larabie rounded out the offence.
Maxime Sauve had the only goal for the Foreurs (22-38-7).
Huskies 3 Junior 1
At Verdun, Que., Philippe Cornet scored the first of three unanswered goals as Rouyn-Noranda surged past Montreal.
Gabriel Levesque and Jordan Caron completed the rally for the Huskies (40-21-6).
Trevor Parkes gave the Junior (31-29-7) an early lead.