What a night for Yannick Riendeau.
His first goal of the game opened the scoring. His second made him the the QMJHL's first fifty goal scorer of the year. His third set a Voltigeur record for game winning goals and his fourth added gloss to Drummondville's 6-3 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Riendeau's second and third goals of the game came 2:39 apart in the second period gave him 50 on the year and his fifteenth game winning goal as a Voltigeur, breaking the team record previously held by Rene Corbet since 1992-93.
Riendeau, now with 52 goals on the season, is being chased in the scoring race by teammates Mike Hoffman, who has 43, and Dany Masse, who has 42.
Sergey Ostapchuk cancelled out Riendeau's opener, midway through the second. Andrew Randazzo restored Drummondville's lead with 41 seconds left in the period.
Nicolas Deslauriers tied the game again in the third before Riendeau scored twice in quick succession to double the Voltigeur's lead.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Montreal 2 P.E.I. 1; Quebec 5 Acadie-Bathurst 2; and Chicoutimi 5 Gatineau 3.
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Ostapchuk's second of the game with a little over four minutes left seemed to set up a tense finale, but Masse and Riendeau scored in the final two minutes to put the game away.
With the win Drummondville (47-10-0-3) moved three points clear at the top of the QMJHL standings with 97 points over the idle Shawinigan Cataractes.
Antoine Tardif made 23 saves for the Voltigeurs, while Antoine Lafleur turned away 39 shots for the Huskies (25-27-4-3).
Junior 2 Rocket 1
At Charlottetown, Chris Thorne and Matthew Brenton notched second period goals as Montreal edged P.E.I.
The Rocket (20-29-4-5) got off to a good start as Stuart Lenehan opened the scoring 2:37 into the game.
But Thorne's goal 3:19 into the second tied the score before Brenton put Montreal (29-26-1-2) on top with 44 seconds left in the period.
Jake Allen made 27 saves for Montreal, while Bobby Nadeau turned away 29 shots for the Rocket.
Remparts 5 Titan 2
At Bathurst, N.B., Dmitri Kugryshev scored a pair as Quebec beat Acadie-Bathurst.
Kelsey Tessier, Mikhail Stefanovich and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault also counted for the Remparts (44-11-0-3).
Spencer Jezegou and Artem Demkov replied for the Titan (20-27-6-6).
Jonathan Roy made 21 saves for Quebec, while Frederic Piche turned away 24 shots.
Sagueneens 5 Olympiques 3
At Chicoutimi, Que., Sebastien Rioux scored the eventual game winning goal 5:15 into the third and added an assist as Chicoutimi beat Gatineau.
Nicolas Deschamps and Jacob Lagace also had a goal and an assist for the Sagueneens (21-27-4-7), while Mathieu Tousignant and Olivier Painchaud also counted.
Nicolas Boyer, Yoan Pinette and Alexandre Quesnel replied for the Olympiques (32-23-2-2).
Levesque Francois made 26 saves for Chicoutimi, while Maxime Clermont turned away 24 shots for Gatineau.