Rimportes de Quebec has their backs to the wall. Although they doubled their offensive production of the year against Chikoutimi Sagunians on Sunday, they were unable to equalize the odds of a series of 5 of 3, losing 3 to 2 in the second match.
As in Game 1, when the Sags went back from the blue line of Artemis Knyazev at the start of the first period and the slap shot went past Thomas Sigouin, the reports were on a shorthand penalty.
This season’s Sags’ defense was unable or unstoppable, and Remparts took advantage of goalkeeper Alexis Shank’s errors to regain hope a few moments later, when a shot from Nicolas Savoy blocked the goalkeeper.
From 2 to 2 at the end of the second period, Rimparts captain Thomas Caron received the third penalty of the match for checking in from behind, and some to former Remparts Pierre Dubey. Got a chance to give a goal. Victory for the Blues.
This is Dubey’s fifth playoff goal and 17E In 19 games since trading for Sags on January 25th.
“It’s an important goal in the game, but for me it’s just another goal. It’s five series three and we have to keep it simple. It looked like tonight, but we can be good,” Dubey declined to comment on the motivation to play with his former team.
One thing is for sure, Sunday Reports were more confident for 60 minutes than the first game of the series. No matter, they face elimination on Monday evening, at 7:30 p.m.
“We are in a position to think short-term. You have to go one game at a time and even a long time. In three-five series, the tides will change quickly if we win the next game. I think today we can play with them and show that it is important. Somewhere in their minds we have some doubt We need to find a way now to get the important goal that will allow us to win these games, ”said Patrick Roy.
Defender Savoy shared analysis.
“We played a good game and at times we realized we could be better than them. They don’t think Streak won because you can win if you push.”
In Sags’ camp, one makes sure not to take ramparts for hitting.
“We are preparing for the next game, 0-0. In the playoffs, you do not want to win to finish the series. You are in the moment and you did your best to be successful,” said Sags head coach Yanick Jean.
Tip to the authorities
In addition, Patrick Roy was involved in several live exchanges with officials Dominic Baird and Simon Tartre during Sunday’s game. And he added more after the game.
“I don’t have to say much to them,” he replied first before taking a break. It’s ridiculous, it’s a year in the playoffs, the intensity has to reach a certain level. This applies to players in the case of coaches of both teams. We are more serious. When you have veterans on the ice, I thought they could figure it out. Unfortunately, that is not the case. “
Kovid in the bubble?
A few hours after the end of the Sags game, QMJHL announced that Public Health was investigating the case of COVID-19 at Remoski Oceanic. Its players, such as Wall-d’Or Forers, have been placed in the administrative division and the Sunday evening game between the Victoriaville Tigers and the Blainville-Boisbryand Armada has been postponed to 1 p.m.
It is not set out in stone that if a positive case is confirmed at Oceanic, the Wall-d’Or Force will automatically be excluded from the playoffs. The team is regularly tested and isolated and then a decision is made. The league still has time.
One thing is for sure, though, that everyone is holding their breath.