Drop of energy for the Olympiques
Martin Reway did his work by scoring in front of many NHL scouts present at the game. On a power play he scored on Alex Dubeau. The fourth line of the Olympiques a few minutes later scored to double their lead. Christopher King assisted by Adam Chapman and Michael Abbott scored his first of the season.
After that everything crumbled in the second period. Even if the Olympiques dominated offensively it’s the Wildcats that were able to score. Christophe Lalonde found away to score by overtaking the two defense for Gatineau. Alone in front of Nishi, Lalonde beat him with a precise shot top net. At the next faceoff, Ross Johnston of Moncton and Mathieu Boily of Gatineau dropped their gloves. Johnston served a correction to Boily. The Wildcats then had the momentum. Alex Saulnier tied the game with only a few minutes to play in the second.
« We were playing better in the third period but they scored two goals that just killed us », related Groulx. Dmitri Jaskin and Alex Saulnier took advantage of the weaknesses of the Gatineau defense to bring the score to 4-2. The head coach of the Olympiques mentioned that his defense were not present at all for the third and fourth goal. Alex Saulnier completed his hat trick in an empty net.
Tonight, the Olympiques will get the chance to play and give their best in front of one of the best player ever in the franchise history. The number 25 of Maxime Talbot will be retired before the official puck drop against Acadie Bathurst tonight.