(Quebec) After scoring 10 goals in their previous match, the Quebec Remparts have not been able to hit the target once, last night at the Pepsi Coliseum, during a 1-0 against the Montreal Junior. Goalkeeper Louis Domingo has not finished the game, which he received a puck on a knee late in the second.
Les Remparts fell for the third time by the difference of a goal against the team that just ahead of the second step of the overall standings of the QMJHL. "I liked it better than five goals Wednesday, and five more tonight," reflected the head coach, Patrick Roy.
His club has yet got a few good scoring chances, but no one could enjoy. Unlike the offensive Victoriaville festival, there was less traffic in front of the opponent's net and a bit of lace, including the power play, to taste Red Devil's Head.
"We have not played with the bite we wanted to see. I'm surprised we have not scored, but then our power play was one of the turning points, "he said about five failures on the power play.
This duel was between two teams totaling the same number of points (77) the standings. The junior responded well to what their head coach Pascal Vincent, considered a "barometer game, as they are all against the Remparts.
Quebec in the clan, there was an element to retain the fifth home defeat. "I think Junior has played a playoff game, but not us. It did not offer great performance, and the trio of Hoefflin, Bourque and Grenier can do more. This is positive in my view is that we can play much better, "added the head coach.
Moreover, the former goalkeeper was unable to specify the reason for the voluntary withdrawal of Domingo, just seconds after the start of the third. Late in the second, the number 37 was hit by a pitch, and at the time, he seemed to lose the breath.
Domingo had finally received the puck on one knee and not in parts, as everyone thought. "He suffered a bruise, his case will be evaluated day by day," explained the athletic therapist, Steve Belanger. It was unclear if he would endorse the uniform today (19h), to visit the Gatineau Olympiques.
The junior scored the only goal of the night midway of the first period, a successful Trevor Parkes, while Louis Leblanc, blanched for a fifth straight game, missed a penalty shot in the third. Les Remparts, they have never beaten Jean-François Bérubé, who stopped 26 shots.
Even if the Remparts goaltender pulled in favor of a sixth player with two and a half minutes left in the third, got nowhere. "It's hard to win a match when you do not score," illustrated the defender Vincent Barnard.
At his side, Frederick Roy put his finger on the missed opportunities. "We had scoring opportunities, but we did not capitalize. We will regroup for the game tomorrow [today] cons Gatineau, "commented the number 88.