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Poulin bounces back to make 43 saves as Tigres tame Sea Dogs 4-2 in Game 5

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VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - After a rough outing on Friday, Kevin Poulin bounced right back.

Victoriaville's netminder kept the Tigres alive, making 43 saves in a 4-2 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinals.

The win cuts Victoriaville's series deficit to 3-2, but the Tigres will be hard-pressed to win two straight in Saint John, N.B., where they dropped Game 1 and 2.

In order for Victoriaville to stand a chance of advancing to face the Moncton Wildcats in the final, Poulin will need to play like he did on Saturday instead of Friday, when he allowed six goals on 33 shots.

Philip-Michael Devos scored the winner early in the third period and assisted on Tomas Kubalik's empty-netter for the Tigres. Joel Chouinard and Yannick Dube also scored.

Devos leads Victoriaville with 24 playoff points (nine goals, 15 assists). Kubalik is second with 14.

Yann Sauve's penalty shot tied the game for Saint John 47 seconds into the third period and Stanislav Galiev scored late in the first, but the Sea Dogs couldn't find another way past Poulin and went 0-for-5 on the power play.

Marco Cousineau stopped 24 shots.

Game 6 is set for Monday.

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