Huberdeau, MacKinnon and Drouin power team QMJHL to victory Andy Klink Huberdeau, MacKinnon and Drouin power team QMJHL to victory

VAL-D’OR, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau, along with top 2013 NHL Entry Draft prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads combined for 11 points to lead the Team QMJHL offence to a 5-2 win in front of 2,492 fans at the Centre Air Creebec in Game 2 of the SUBWAY Super Series.

The win ends a five-game losing streak for Team QMJHL against Team Russia, and ties the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series at 1-1 (3-3 in points). 

 

It took Team QMJHL all of 59 seconds to open the scoring in the second instalment of the SUBWAY Super Series. Francis Beauvillier (RIM) took control of the puck before cutting to the slot and blasting a wrist shot past Andrei Vasilevski.

 

Team Russia tied the score at one when Andrei Sigarev was the last player to touch a puck that took two awkward bounces before finding the back of the net. Both teams retreated to their dressing rooms tied at one after 20 minutes of play.

 

Jonathan Huberdeau (SNB) and Nathan MacKinnon (HAL) were the stories in the second period. Both players broke away on the Russian goaltender at 3:51 displaying slick back and forth passing with Huberdeau burying his first of the series. 

 

The Sea Dogs’ forward registered his second goal off another MacKinnon feed before the end of the second frame to put Team QMJHL up 3-1.

 

In the third period, MacKinnon continued his stellar play by pouncing on his own rebound to push the Team QMJHL lead to three at 5:56. Jonathan Drouin (HAL) picked up his third assist of the game on the marker.

 

It took all of 30 seconds for Team Russia to cut into the lead. Vladimir Tkachev broke away and wristed a perfect shot behind goaltender François Brassard (QUE).

 

Drouin recorded his first goal and fourth point of the night with just over four minutes left in the game. Not surprisingly, Huberdeau and MacKinnon notched the assists on the goal.

 

MacKinnon was named the player of the game for Team QMJHL after registering four points while Andrei Sigarev was rewarded for Team Russia.

 

Zachary Fucale (HAL) made nine saves, while Brassard stopped 14 shots.  Tampa Bay Lightning first round pick Andrei Vasilevski made 27 saves in the loss.

 

Game 3 of the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series continues Thursday in Guelph when Team OHL hosts Team Russia.

 

The game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet One starting at 7 pm (ET), and can also be seen on the NHL Network U.S, online through NeuLion or listen live with Sportsnet Radio FAN 590.

 

Game Summary

League Schedules
Saturday October 25
HAL at BLB 4:00 EST
GAT at SHA 4:00 EST
VIC at CHI 4:00 EST
BAC at SNB 6:00 EST
QUE at CHA 6:30 EST
BELV at LDN 7:00 EST
ERIE at SBY 7:00 EST
MON at DRU 7:00 EST
KIT at PLY 7:05 EST
OTT at SAR 7:05 EST
MISS at WSR 7:05 EST
PBO at SSM 7:07 EST
NB at BAR 7:30 EST
GUE at OS 7:30 EST
PG at EDM 9:00 EST
LET at PA 9:00 EST
MJ at RD 9:00 EST
SC at REG 9:00 EST
POR at SAS 9:05 EST
CAL at MH 9:30 EST
SEA at EVT 10:05 EST
BDN at KEL 10:05 EST
KTN at SPO 10:05 EST
KAM at TC 10:05 EST
VAN at VIC 10:05 EST

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