The Acadie-Bathurst Titan's offence enjoyed five good minutes Wednesday night - then turned things over to its goaltender.
Tomy Joly scored twice and Nicholas Champion turned aside 39 shots as the Titan rode a big first period to a 4-0 win over the Montreal Junior in QMJHL action.
All four Acadie-Bathurst goals came in a span of four mnutes 46 seconds just past the midway point of the period. Eric Faille opened the scoring for the Titan (10-10-4-1) at 10:45, and Spencer Jezegou's 10th of the season extended the lead at 12:50.
Joly made it 3-0 at 14:52 - chasing Montreal starting netminder Jake Allen - and completed the scoring 39 seconds later, scoring his team-leading 13th of the season.
Acadie Bathurst didn't do much of anything for the rest of the game, registering just three shots on goal over the final 40 minutes. Champion took over from there, stopping 29 shots over the final two periods as the Junior (11-11-0-0) dominated time of possession but couldn't score.
In other QMJHL action Wednesday, it was: Quebec 4 Cape Breton 2; Rimouski 4 Halifax 2; and Saint John 3 Gatineau 2.
At Verdun, Que., Faille led the way with a goal and two assists for the Titan. Jezegou added a goal and an assist in the victory.
Allen and Jean-Francois Berube combined to make just eight saves for the Junior, who have lost two straight games. Montreal has just one goal on 61 shots over its past two games.
Remparts 4 Screaming Eagles 2
At Quebec, Mikhail Stefanovich scored twice to lead the Remparts past Cape Breton.
Benjamin Breault and David Gilbert added singles for Quebec (16-4-0-1).
Robert Slaney had both goals for the Screaming Eagles (15-6-1-0).
Oceanic 4 Mooseheads 2
At Rimouski, Que., Sebastien Piche had a goal and an assist as the Oceanic beat Halifax.
Tomas Petracek, Keven Veilleux and Luca Cunti had singles for Rimouski (15-7-0-0).
Jessyko Bernard and Charles Bety countered for the Mooseheads (7-15-0-0).
Sea Dogs 3 Olympiques 2
At Gatineau, Que., Alexei Dostoinov's goal with 3:49 left in regulation helped Saint John hand the Olympiques their 12th loss in a row.
Payton Liske and Michael Kirkpatrick also scored for the Sea Dogs (13-9-1-1).
Alexandre Quesnel and Tye McGinn replied for Gatineau (5-15-1-1).