The way things are going, the Moncton Wildcats may not need much time to handle their future first-round opponents.
Shane Owen turned aside 34 shots Thursday as the red-hot Wildcats downed the P.E.I. Rocket 3-1 for their 11th win in the past 12 QMJHL games.
Kirill Kabanov's power-play goal 9:01 into the first period stood as the game winner for Moncton (47-13-6), which reached the 100-point plateau with the victory. Mark Barberio and Allain Saulnier added singles.
The Wildcats, who already know they'll face the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the first round of the playoffs, have earned 23 of a possible 24 points over their past dozen games. They'll wrap up their regular-season schedule with home games against Cape Breton and Saint John before kicking off the post-season next week.
Thursday's other game saw Acadie-Bathurst beat Halifax 5-2.
At Moncton, N.B., Michael Stinziani had the lone goal for the Rocket (34-24-8), who have lost two straight. P.E.I. will open the post-season against the powerhouse Sea Dogs, who have a league-high 52 wins this year.
Wendell Vye stopped 27 shots in defeat for the Rocket.
Titan 5 Mooseheads 2
At Bathurst, N.B., Jonathan Lessard's natural hat trick led the Titan past Halifax, which dropped its 11th straight game.
David Gilbert had the other two goals for Acadie-Bathurst (24-36-6), while Ryan McKiernan added three assists.
Linden Bahm and Gabriel Desjardins replied for the Mooseheads (13-47-6).