Kabanov's Cataractes fall 4-1 to QMJHL Champs

Wednesday, 05.23.2012 / 10:58 PM ET
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CHL Playoffs 2012
Kabanov\'s Cataractes fall 4-1 to QMJHL Champs
Kabanov and the Cataractes must win Thursday to stay alive in the Memorial Cup tournament
Saint John 4, Shawinigan 1

Kirill Kabanov's Shawinigan Cataractes lost to the QMJHL Champion Saint John Sea Dogs Wednesday by a score of 4-1.

The Sea Dogs got off to a hot start, as Jonathan Huberdeau scored at 4:39 of the opening frame. With the period winding down, Saint John's Stanislav Galiev lit the lamp on the power play, giving the QMJHL champs a 2-0 lead heading into the intermission.

Late in the second period, the Sea Dogs went up 3-0 on Ryan Tesink's third goal of the tournament. With a minute left in the penalty-filled second stanza, Shawinigan's Anton Zlobin scored on the man advantage, cutting the Cataractes' deficit to 3-1.

An empty-net goal by Huberdeau at 18:28 of the third frame made the score 4-1.

With the loss, Shawinigan finishes the round-robin stage in a tie for third place. They will face the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thursday in the tie-breaker round, with the winner advancing to the semi-finals against Saint John. The London Knights have already secured a berth in the Championship Final.

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STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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