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By: Jeremy Fraser
Ivan Barbashev lifted the Moncton Wildcats to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Sunday afternoon at Centre 200.
Barbashev's heroics came in the fifth round of the shootout as he scored beating goaltender Philippe Trudeau low on the blocker side.
Dmitri Jaskin had a pair of goals in regulation for Moncton while Alex Saulnier and Allain Saulnier netted single markers for the Wildcats, who improve to 1-1-0-0 on the season. Cole Murphy, Kyle Farrell, Raphaël Corriveau and William Carrier replied for the Screaming Eagles, who fall to 0-0-1-1 on the season.
The Screaming Eagles got the scoring started at 9:13 of the first period as Cole Murphy scored his first goal of the season on the power play beating Wildcats goaltender Alex Dubeau on a bad angle, Bronson Beaton and Blake Millman were given the assists.
Just over two minutes later, Dmitri Jaskin would tie the game up at one as he netted his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular season goal on a beautiful pass by Victoria Mines native Mitchell Deruelle, Deruelle was given the lone helper on the goal.
Cape Breton took a 2-1 lead on yet another power play goal at 12:20 of the opening frame as Kyle Farrell deflected a low William Carrier shot past Dubeau for his first goal of the season, Carrier along with Alexandre Lavoie picked up the assists.
The Screaming Eagles would go up by two as Raphaël Corriveau notched his first goal of the season making no mistake beating Dubeau on a nice pass by Bronson Beaton sending him in all alone at 10:55 of the third period, Beaton along with Kyle Farrell were awarded with the helpers.
Less then a minute later, Alex Saulnier cut the Cape Breton lead to one as he scored his second goal of the season at 11:54 of the final frame, Allain Saulnier and Brayden Wood found the score sheet with the assists.
The Wildcats would tie the game up at three as Allain Saulnier fired a rocket beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Philippe Trudeau high on the glove side for his first goal of the season at 13:43 of the third period, the goal was unassisted.
Cape Breton regained the lead at 14:44 of the final stanza as Loic Leduc's point shot wide bounced off the boards and landed right on William Carrier's stick, he would make no mistake for his first goal of the season, Leduc recorded the lone helper.
Moncton would battle back however thanks to Dmitri Jaskin, who potted home his second goal of the game (second of the season) past Trudeau with 40.8 seconds remaining in the third period, Yannick Veilleux and Alex Saulnier were given credit for the assists.
Overtime would solve nothing despite Cape Breton out shooting Moncton 4-2 in the extra frame.
In the shootout, Philippe Trudeau was able to stop Alex Saulnier and Allain Saulnier however Dmitri Jaskin and Yannick Veilleux were able to beat the 19-year-old Trudeau. Alex Dubeau stopped William Carrier and Michael Clarke before Alexandre Lavoie and Bronson Beaton scored to keep the shootout going for the Screaming Eagles. In the fifth round of the shootout, Ivan Barbashev scored for the Wildcats putting the pressure on Kyle Farrell to score to keep the contest going, however Dubeau had Farrell's number making the pad save to secure the win for the Wildcats.
Alex Dubeau made 23 saves in the win for Moncton, his record improves to 1-1-0-0 while Philippe Trudeau turned aside 37 of 41 shots in the loss for Cape Breton, his record falls to 0-0-1-1.
The Screaming Eagles finish opening weekend with two of a possible four points.
The club's next game will be on Wednesday (September 26th) as they travel to Bathurst, NB, to face Zach O'Brien and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Game time is 7:30pm from the KC Irving Regional Centre. You can listen to the game live on 103.5 The Eagle with Kyle Moore starting with the pre-game show at 7pm. You can also watch the game live online with Telus (**Charges Apply**).
Sunday Afternoon Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Zach Beaton, Jonathan Oligny and David Honzik (Shoulder)
Not in the lineup for Moncton: Forwards, Christophe Lalonde and Kris Hodge along with defensemen, Jake Primeau, Cameron McDonald and Samuel Roussy (Shoulder).
First Career 'Q' Regular Season Game: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defenseman Gareth Nicholson made his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular season debut on Sunday afternoon.
Deruelle In Wildcats Lineup: Victoria Mines native Mitchell Deruelle was in the Moncton Wildcats lineup on Sunday at Centre 200. Deruelle signed with the Wildcats on September 2nd. He posted an assist on Dmitri Jaskin's first goal of the season in the first period.
First Career 'Q' Regular Season Goal: Moncton Wildcats left winger Dmitri Jaskin scored his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular season goal on Sunday afternoon. Jaskin, a St. Louis Blues prospect, tied the game up at one for Moncton at 11:24 of the first period.
Veilleux Records First Regular Season Point As Wildcat: Moncton Wildcats right winger Yannick Veilleux notched his first regular season point as a Wildcat on Sunday afternoon. Veilleux picked up an assist on Dmitri Jaskin's second goal of the game at 19:19 of the third period. The Wildcats acquired Veilleux from Shawinigan on June 8th.
William Carrier - Stopped
Michael Clarke - Stopped
Alexandre Lavoie - Goal
Bronson Beaton - Goal
Kyle Farrell - Stopped
Alex Saulnier - Stopped
Allain Saulnier - Stopped
Dmitri Jaskin - Goal
Yannick Veilleux - Goal
Ivan Barbashev - Goal
Final Shots On Goal: 41-27 in favor of Moncton
Cape Breton went 2/5 on the power play while Moncton went 0/5.
Dickies hardest working player of the game went to Bronson Beaton.
1st - (CAP) - Kyle Farrell (1g, 1a, 2 pts)
2nd - (MON) - Allain Saulnier (1g, 1a, 2pts)
3rd - (CAP) - William Carrier (1g, 1a, 2pts)
Attendance at Centre 200 on Sunday afternoon - 2,684