FINAL: Moncton 5, Saint John 3
The Moncton Wildcats scored four times in the second period en route to a 5-3 victory over the Sea Dogs. Jakob Pelletier had a pair of goals for the Wildcats while singles came from Jacob Hudson, Alexander Khovanov and Jeremy McKenna. Francis Leclerc made 28 stops in the win.
Josh Lawrence, Brady Burns and William Poirier all scored for Saint John. Mikhail Denisov was pulled after allowing five goals on 27 shots. Zachary Bouthillier stopped all six shots he faced in relief.
Lawrence opened the scoring early in the second period but the Dogs were unable to contain the Wildcats once they got going, scoring four times on just 12 shots.
After McKenna scored early in the third period to make it a 5-1 contest, Bouthillier took over goaltending duties. Burns scored on a power play a little bit later, but Saint John was unable to beat Leclerc for much of the period. Poirier scored on a power play with one second remaining to make it a 5-3 final.
The Sea Dogs website has a full recap.
NOTES: Jeremie Poirier has a goal and three assists in his past two games... the Wildcats now lead the season series against Saint John 4-3... these two meet again on Friday at Harbour Station... affiliate Connor Richard, who is playing with the Saint John Vito's this season, appeared in his second QMJHL game and first since Oct. 7.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs visit the Halifax Mooseheads on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.