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RIMOUSKI | Tristan-Side-Cazenave has literally stolen the show, Saturday afternoon at the Colisée Financière Sun Life in Rimouski.
Playing a second game in less than 24 hours, the guardian of the Victoriaville Tigers has been sparkling in blocking 42 shots, more than half in the third period, to allow his team to win 2-0 on the Océanic.
Despite his setback on Friday in the Centre Videotron against the Walls, Side-Cazenave showed what wood it heats up in front of the Lower Laurentian. He also harvested the first star in reserving his most beautiful saves from Anthony Gagnon, Olivier Garneau and Carson MacKinnon in the last engagement.
Fortunately, the doorman of 19-year-old was in great form, as his team-mates have managed only 15 shots on his vis-à-vis, Tristan Bérubé. The Oceanic was a first record a shutout in 81 games.
“Side-Cazenave has been intractable. I have the impression that it has been launched in the plastron, while the afternoon “, has analysed the managing director, and head coach Serge Beausoleil. “The Tigers were waiting for us, sometimes four, even five on the blue line. They have played a game of patience that they have won “.
Victoriaville broke the tie in the second period when Olivier Mathieu took advantage of a sequence of two-against-one to register his 15th goal of the season. Egor Serdyuk has confirmed the gain of his team with less than seven minutes to play in regular time.
The advantage of digital is lacking
The Océanic has, in particular, has been unable to register the score in spite of its 23 free throws and three superiorities digital successive in the third period. Moreover, the Rimouskois struggle to score with the advantage of a man. They have only one goal in their last 12 opportunities.
“Our first unit was stagnant in that time. We don’t put enough traffic in front of the net and it plays more on the periphery. These are things that we are going to adjust. Without having under-estimated, I’m not sure that we played to the level that we needed to do to dominate this game, ” says Beausoleil.
The Océanic will try to avenge that setback on Wednesday, when he will begin a busy sequence of four parties in five days on the road against the Tigers in Victoriaville. The trip will then continue in Boisbriand before a double program planned Saturday and Sunday against Gatineau.