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Tousignant forces shootout, but Sagueneens fall to Victoriaville 5-4 @NHLdotcom

Mathieu Tousignant did everything he could, but he couldn't beat the Victoriaville Tigres on his own.

Andrej Nestrasil scored the lone goal of the shootout, negating Tousignant's third-period heroics as the Tigres beat the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5-4 on Saturday night in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

With the Sagueneens trailing 4-2 midway through the third period, Tousignant scored a power-play goal to cut their deficit to one. Then, with one second remaining in the period and Chicoutimi with another man-advantage opportunity, Tousignant scored again to knot the game at 4-4.

Tousignant, the Sagueneens' leading scorer with 75 points (28 goals, 47 assists), also assisted on Sebastien Rioux's second-period power-play goal.

Nestrasil, who scored his shootout marker in the first round after Tousignant missed his attempt, had a goal and an assist in regulation for Victoriaville (30-32-2-2), which won for just the third time in its last 10 games.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Halifax 3, Acadie-Bathurst 2.

At Chicoutimi, Que., Maxime Tanguay had a goal and two assists, while David Cliche and Bradley MacDonald also scored for the Tigres. Dominic Jalbert added a goal for the Sagueneens (23-31-4-8).

Jean Michel Fortier made 36 saves for Victoriaville. Chicoutimi starter Francois Levesque was pulled after allowing two goals on eight shots. Sean Coulton stopped 14 of 16 to take the loss.


Mooseheads 3, Titan 2

At Bathurst, N.B., Gerrad Grant scored with four minutes remaining in the third period to lift Halifax over the Titan.

Jan Stransky and Yuri Cheremetiev also scored for the Mooseheads (18-38-3-4).

Vincent Couture and Eric Faille replied for Acadie-Bathurst (20-33-7-6), which is on an 11-game losing skid.

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