Huberdeau, MacKinnon and Drouin power team QMJHL to victory
Jonathan Huberdeau, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin propelled the QMJHL All-Stars’ offence to a 5-2 win in front of 2,492 fans at the air Creebec Centre in game two of the Subway Super Series.
It took Team QMJHL all of 59 seconds to open the scoring in the second instalment of the Subway Super Series. Francis Beauvillier took control of the puck before cutting to the slot and blasting a wrist shot past Andrei Vasilevski.
The Russian All-Stars tied the score at one with a fluky goal. 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 and Nathan MacKinnon were the stories in the second period. Both players broke away on the Russian goaltender at 3:51 who had absolutely no chance as Huberdeau scored his first marker 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, Nathan MacKinnon continued his stellar play by pouncing on his own rebound to push the QMJHL All-Stars’ lead to three at 5:56. Jonathan Drouin picked up his third assist of the game on the marker.
It took all of 30 seconds for the Russian All-Star to cut into the lead. Vladimir Tkachev broke away and wristed a perfect shot behind goaltender François Brassard.
Jonathan Drouin recorded his first goal and fourth point of the night with just over four minutes left in the game. Not surprisingly, Jonathan Huberdeau and Nathan MacKinnon notched the assists on the goal.
Nathan MacKinnon was named the player of the game for Team QMJHL after registering four points while Andrei Sigarev was rewarded for Team Russia.
Game three of the 2012 Subway Super Series continues tomorrow in Guelph. The game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet starting at 7 pm (ET).