Etienne Marcoux stopped all 30 shots he faced and Chris Clapperton scored two first-period goals as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada shut out the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7-0 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
Raphael Pouliot also scored twice while Michael Clarke, Jess Tanguy and Ilya Nikolaev added singles to round out the Armada's (18-14-2) scoring.
Screaming Eagles (14-20-1) goalie Philippe Trudeau allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Alexandre Veronneau, who allowed three goals on 19 shots in relief.
Blainville-Boisbriand scored once on five power-play opportunities while Cape Breton went 0-for-3.
The shutout was Marcoux's first of his junior career and it lowered his goals against average on the season to 2.54, good enough for fifth among league goalie leaders.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Baie-Comeau 4, Moncton 0; Rouyn-Noranda 8, Victoriaville 7 (SO); Acadie-Bathurst 4, P.E.I. 3 (SO); Saint John 7, Halifax 3 and Drummondville 3, Val-d'Or 2 (SO).
At Boisbriand, Que., Clapperton scored 7:53 into the game to open the scoring and make it 1-0 for the Armada.
Pouliot and Clarke added two more goals and Clapperton scored his second of the game to make it 4-0 Blainville-Boisbriand after 20 minutes of play.
Clapperton's second goal was enough for Cape Breton to pull Trudeau and replace him with Veronneau the rest of the game.
Tanguy scored the only goal of the second period and it came at 18:18, giving the Armada a five-goal lead heading into the third period.
Pouliot added his second of the game, short handed, at 1:57 of the third and Nikolaev scored at 10:29 to cap a 7-0 victory for Blainville-Boisbriand.
Drakkar 4 Wildcats 0
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Antonio Mastropietro stopped 22 shots and Carl Gelinas had a goal and an assist as the Drakkar (17-14-2) shut out Moncton (17-15-2).
Huskies 8 Tigres 7 (SO)
At Victoriaville, Que., Sven Andrighetto scored twice and set up two others in regulation while Denis Kamaev scored the shoot-out winner to lift Rouyn-Noranda (12-22-2) over the Tigres (21-10-2).
Titan 4 Rocket 3 (SO)
At Bathurst, N.B., Zach O'Brien scored once in regulation and again in the shoot out to lead the Titan (16-16-4) past P.E.I. (8-22-4).
Sea Dogs 7 Mooseheads 3
At Saint John, N.B., Danick Gauthier had a hat trick and Tomas Jurco chipped in a goal and three assists as the Sea Dogs (26-9-1) defeated Halifax (19-9-3).
Voltiguers 3 Foreurs 2 (SO)
At Drummondville, Que., Nikolas Brouillard set up both goals in regulation and Emil Sylvegard scored the winner in a shoot out as the Voltiguers (13-17-5) edged Val-d'Or (15-16-4).