The end of a nasty streak for the Drakkar

The end of a bad sequence for the Drakkar

UPDATE DAY

BAIE-COMEAU | The Baie-Comeau Drakkar put an end to their drought on Friday night when they took the measure of the Islanders of Charlottetown in front of 1,363 fans present at the Henry-Leonard Centre. 

Victorious after a nasty series of three consecutive losses, the ship's Vikings still played with fire before achieving this sixth conquest of the campaign. 

Holding a comfortable 5-2 priority after 40 minutes of play, the crew members saw the enemy come back in force in the last third and reduce the gap to 5-4 before seeing Félix Gagnon score the goal of insurance in an empty net. 

Inspired in attack by the return to play of rookie Justin Poirier (author of a double), the locals played a good match even if they experienced a another small drop in speed in the final stretch of the meeting. 

Making his presence felt

Absent for a few weeks, Justin Poirier quickly made his presence felt with a pair of goals including his second of the game following a superb individual play on the second engagement. 

“It feels good to get back to winning ways even though there have been ups and downs in the game. Despite leading two and three goals, the players became more nervous when the other club scored and we will have to be able to manage these situations better,” admitted head coach Jean-François Grégoire. < /p>

Even if the Drakkar scored twice on the power play, the pilot did not appreciate the performance of his troop short of a man. “Special teams are so important in a game and there is still work to be done. » 

Pillars

Getting together on the same line, Justin Poirier, Maël Lavigne and Vincent Collard were pillars in the triumph. < /p>

“The three played with intensity and didn't hesitate to sacrifice themselves with blocked shots to help the team. » 

Matthew MacDonald, Vincent Collard and Isaac Dufort scored the other goals for the winners against goaltender Jack Flanagan who was retired from the game after allowing five goals on 29 shots. Alexis Michaud (two), Lucas Romeo and Michael Horth fought back against veteran Olivier Adam.

The Drakkar will host the Victoriaville Tigres on Sunday afternoon.