The Montreal Juniors were in Pointe-Claire last night where they played their 3rd pre-season game of the season against the Gatineau Olympiques. With all three Montreal goaltenders seeing some action and Guillaume Asselin potting two goals in the game, the Juniors won the game 3-2 despite a third period that saw them lose their 3-0 lead due to penalty trouble.
Please read on for the official Juniors post-game report.
In a game that saw goaltender Jake Allen make his first 2009-2010 appearance for Montreal, the Juniors were the only team to find the back of the net in the first period. Veteran Guillaume Asselin scored his second of the preseason while teammate Davi d Bastien scored his first, with just under three minutes separating the two goals.
Like much of the game, the second period was highlighted by physical
play. To add to the three penalties they took in the opening frame,
the Juniors found themselves doubling this total in the second.
Gatineau was unable to capitalize on these chances, however, whereas Montreal was able to make its only power play opportunity count. It was Guillaume Asselin’s second goal of the night that brought the score to 3-0 for the Juniors.
Within the final twenty minutes, indiscipline caught up to Montreal
Montreal was outshot by Gatineau by a margin of 30-16. Jake Allen made a total of 17 saves while his counterpart, Étienne Marcoux, stopped 11 of 13 shots. Maxime Clermont and Philippe Magnan shared the goaltending duties on the other side, combining for 13 saves.
The Juniors now make their way to Salaberry Arena in Valleyfield
pic by Amanda Stein