Newspaper article The Canadian Press

QMJHL Roundup: Russian Duo Lead the Wildcats over the Screaming Eagles

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

QMJHL Roundup: Russian Duo Lead the Wildcats over the Screaming Eagles

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QMJHL Roundup: Russian duo lead the Wildcats over the Screaming Eagles


Dmitrij Jaskin scored once and set up three more as the Moncton Wildcats doubled up the visiting Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

The 19-year-old Russian extended his point streak to six games and he has six goals and 18 points in the process. With 28 goals and 63 points in just 34 games played, Jaskin has moved into the top-5 in league scoring.

Ivan Barbashev, who's also native to Russia, scored two goals and set up one more for the Wildcats (27-16-1) while Phillip Danault had a goal and an assist.

After going 10 games without a goal, Barbashev has three goals and seven assists for a total of ten points in his last three outings.

Allain Saulnier and Lucas Batt each scored once and Jonathan Narbonne chipped in with two assists to round out Moncton's offence.

Bronson Beaton, Zachery Moody and Charles-Eric Legare scored for the Screaming Eagles (9-29-7), who are winless in their last nine games.

Cole Holowenko made 22 saves for the win as Alex Bureau picked up the loss after allowing five goals on 22 shots. David Honzik stopped 16-of-17 shots in 32 minutes of relief.

Moncton went 1 for 3 on the power play while Cape Breton failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Halifax 11, Quebec 2; Val-d'Or 4, Sherbrooke 1; Blainville-Boisbriand 5, Victoriaville 1; Baie-Comeau 3, P.E.I. 2; Shawinigan 4, Chicoutimi 3; Gatineau 2, Rouyn-Noranda 1 and Rimouski 5, Drummondville 1.

At Moncton, N.B., Barbashev opened the scoring just 13 seconds into the game and the Wildcats never let up as they cruised to a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Jaskin made it 2-0 at 3:13 and Batt, Danault and Barbashev all scored in the span of 1:23 to blow the game open.

Moody put the Screaming Eagles on the board at 7:44 of the second period, however Saulnier responded on the power play to make it 6-1 after 40 minutes of play. …

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