Powered by a hat trick from veteran Gabryel Boudreau, the Saguenéens have entered 2015 well at home in front of the largest crowd of the season and the first greater than 3000 spectators. Without offering a benefit spotless, the Chicoutimiens joined their opponents, the Victoriaville Tigres in 10th place overall with a 5-2 win in front of 3116 fans at Georges-Vezina Center.
The match could not start better for local who twice beat the goalkeeper Olivier Tremblay chicoutimien in 50 seconds in two shots, those of Antoine Marcoux and Boudreau (see pictures). Instead of using energy as a lever, but rather the opposite happened, and the Tigers were a very tough prey despite the score. On two occasions they came close to a goal, but both times, Gabryel Boudreau has given to his people a little cushion. Then, after an unprecedented chance the visitors late in the game that had removed Tremblay, Nicolas Roy has completed the scoring.
“The game 12-1 in Baie-Comeau makes us a little. When taking the lead quickly, we think we’ll pay offensive feasts. We tend to think that it will be easier, but in this league there, it’s never easy, “recalled the coach Yanick Jean-chief after the meeting, mentioning at times, had his troopers dropped the usual team identity.
“Between Christmas and New Year, mentally, it is difficult. That’s why I was so happy after the game in Drummondville where we were really focused. We made mental mistakes, it’s amazing, but we found a way to win anyway, it is the positive side, “noted the driver of the Blues, emphasizing the last ten minutes and keeping the players depth, especially during a long sequence in the third with the first unit Nicolas Roy on the bench.
In the absence of Julio Billia injured Xavier Potvin holds the fort brilliantly. On Wednesday, he often left his club disorder, finishing with 26 saves and the second star.
“It’s normal, it’s the experience. He has managed his match after a good performance in Drummondville. We visited three on. It rebounded after its strong performance against-Victo with three solid parts, “emphasized Yanick Jean.
If it were his last home game with the Sags, Gabryel Boudreau made sure to leave a good memory. The 20-year veteran could go to another team before the trade deadline on Wednesday.
“I do not know what will happen. If I move, it will probably happen at the last minute. Currently, it’s still quiet. I am ready to continue to play here. I like it here and wear the colors of the Sags. We will see what will happen, but both options do not bother me, “he dropped after his performance three goals and a +4 rating. He mentioned not having thought about the possibility of a transaction before the meeting.
“I try to keep my concentration hockey. If it was my last, I’m happy to leave with that performance, “telling Gabryel Boudreau.
For its part, Yanick Jean still will not talk of possible transactions in the public square. He simply said that the market was still a sellers and prices remained high, adding to receive lots of calls. “We have a plan and we know where we are going with our players,” to entrust DG, really enjoy telling his team, regardless of the place in the standings.
Marc Denis encouraged
Marc Denis attending Wednesday in his first game of Sags since he holds the position of vice president of hockey team.
“This is not the best game to assess the players because I do a lot of public relations” to entrust Marc Denis, who left Florida Wednesday morning and arrived in Bagotville to 18h and just in time at the center Georges Vézina for the start of the game against the Tigers. At the time of the interview, after the second period, he had had time to go around the three quarters of the Georges-Vézina Centre to meet with supporters. The comments received have solidified his impression that the team is going in the right direction.
“I really feel a general feeling we do things the right way. It currently has a young team playing above expectations and removed a lot of pride in that, “to tell Marc Denis, who speaks daily with the general manager and head coach Yanick Jean.
“I do not want to interfere or be tiring. Yanick is CEO and coach and did a great job, and the chart is very clear, but I want to be aware of what is happening, “explained Marc Denis who despite his work as an analyst at the Canadian party RDS also attempts to see all the matches of the Internet team. He also attended a few meetings in person on the road when his schedule permitted.
• Recalled Junior A in Ontario for the holiday season, defenseman Marc-André Gauvreau was in uniform Wednesday. Young Alexander Krief and Jeremy Groleau were therefore left out. Gauvreau finished the game with a +1 and no doubt he is able to help training in the major junior …
• For once, the massive attack Sags struggled. The power play has nothing broken on six occasions, including during a double power play in the third. “When people start screaming, it plays them in the head. Since the beginning of the year, our digital advantage is patient. Third, I had told the players not to shoot the enemy Gaiters it tacks, it was leading 4-2. When you have the lead, it’s different, “indicate Yanick Jean …
• In the second half Jake Smith got his first point with the Sags on the second Gabryel Boudreau and did it again in the third on another goal linemate completed by Dmitry Zhukenov. After the meeting, Yanick Jean gave high marks to its acquisition of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, obtained against a choice of lap 6 …
• In the other locker room, the coach Bruce Richardson felt that his club deserved to leave the Saguenay with two points. “I do not go out of here head down. I do not think the score indicates the pace of the game. I think Olivier (Tremblay) would revise the puck on the first goal, “Richardson analyze that suited his troopers had burned a lot of energy running out of a man. “We did a good job, but it’s rare that you score the shorthanded goals,” he noted …