Special units make the difference

Les unités spéciales font la différence

The Saguenéens have started on the right foot with a sequence of three road games on Wednesday night, winning 5-4 on the Océanic of Rimouski, in front of 2672 spectators at Colisée Financière Sun Life. The Chicoutimiens have therefore amassed at least one point in their last six outings.

The history of the encounter is summed up with no problem with the special units so that both teams have struck three times in six opportunities in numerical superiority. “There was not a lot of chances of the two teams to five-on-five. What are the digital benefits that have made it so that it is finished 5-4, ” agreed head coach Yanick Jean, to the other end of the line after the meeting.

With less than two minutes to do, with the benefit of a man, the shooting of Samuel Houde has eluded the goalie Colten Ellis and Jesse Sutton pushed the puck behind the red line for his second of the encounter, which ultimately makes the difference. In the final moments, the Sags have held up, helped by a superb stop of the leg of Zachary Bouthillier on Olivier Garneau. “We were on the road against one of the best teams in the league. It is certain that it is satisfied. There is still a lot of work to do, but it is normal. It does not forward “, to express the driver of the Blue.

First, the Sags have opened the scoring in the short of a man when Justin Ducharme was brought alone before Colten Ellis that he has foiled with a beautiful deke to the backhand. The visitors then doubled their priority, this time with a numerical advantage when Vladislav Kotkov is able to lift the puck over the right shoulder of the keeper of the Océanic.

In the second, everything was great for the Sags and did nothing very interesting to the representatives of the Bas-Saint-Laurent, led by Alexis Lafrenière. Mid-way into the meeting, the defender Jérémy Diotte has been expelled in addition to scooping a major penalty for checking from behind on Jacob Bernard. The defender of the Océanic was injured on the play, but his teammates have struck back, scoring two times on the massive attack that followed in less than a minute, through Cédric Paré and Matthew Bizier, both times well posted in the enclave.

The game of cat and mouse has accelerated in the third period. After a goal is scored and at the beginning of engagement on the massive attack, the Sags have scored the first goal at equal strength when Gabriel Villeneuve has supported the attack before redirecting the beautiful pass to Jesse Sutton in the bottom of the goal. The local, in turn, have scored five-on-five later in the period when the veteran Carson MacKinnon has cleverly deflects the shot from the point that Anthony Loves, for his second of the encounter.

“What I most loved of my team, is that Rimouski is income, 2-0, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, and never felt panic or players mentally sinking. With the situation, we could beat ourselves and we didn’t. This is what we need to remember that performance. Mentally, it was a big challenge against a good team and we have responded to this. It makes me happy to the highest point “, comment Yanick Jean, very cautious on the major penalty and the expulsion of his defender.

“It is difficult to see. Whether we agree or not, it doesn’t change anything. One turns the page and starts again, ” he said.



• Still not having lost in regulation time in eight games, the Drakkar of Baie-Comeau has made a great leap forward to be at the top of the standings of the top-10 canadian hockey League. The previous week, the formation of the North Shore appeared at the 6th level, but was beaten last Saturday, the holders of the first rank since the beginning of the season, the Halifax Mooseheads (5-2), who have slipped to the 3rd level. The Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda, who have only one loss in eight matches, now find themselves in sixth place, while the opponent of the Sags Wednesday, the Océanic of Rimouski (6-2), closes the ranking to the 10th rank…

• Félix-Antoine Marcotty was ultimately not performed to return to the game Wednesday. He could do it Friday at Sherbrooke or the next day Shawinigan. Christopher Farmer has yielded his place in the alignment for the benefit of Tristan Pelletier…

• After the meeting, the Sags and slept in Rimouski. They will train on Thursday morning before taking to the road in the direction of Victoriaville in anticipation of the confrontation the next day, Sherbrooke…

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