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Explosive third period powers Titan over Remparts
Emmanuelle Parent

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan exploded for four third period goals to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Quebec Remparts on Saturday night at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre by a six-to-two score.

Christophe Boivin opened the scoring for the Titan at the 4:24 mark after tapping home a behind-the-net pass from Antoine Morand on a play set up by Vladimir Kuznetsov. Kuznetsov would make it a 2-0 game a little under three minutes later with his second of the playoffs off a feed from Matthew Ferrari and Boivin. The Remparts would get on the board mid-way through the period thanks to Louis-Filip Côté putting home a rebound to send the game into the intermission set at a 2-1 score in the Titan’s favour.

The lone goal of the second period came from the visitors as Dmitry Buynitskiy used a screen to even things up after 40 minutes of play.

After having a goal waived off earlier in the game, Dawson Theede would put the Titan ahead for good at the 8:07 mark with his first of the playoffs from Jordan Maher and Zachary Malatesta. Kuznetsov would notch his second of the game on an unassisted steal of the puck with 4:21 remaining in the third to make it a 4-2 game ofr the Titan. Rodrigo Abols would round out the Titan scoring with two goals in the final 2:16 of play, his first coming on an empty net from Noah Dobson and the second banking in off Remparts starter Evgeni Kiselev from Jeffrey Viel.

Anthony Dumont-Bouchard made his second-straight start for the TItan and stopped 20 of 22 shots for the victory while Kiselev allowed five goals on 43 shots in defeat.

QUEBEC BOUND

With the Titan leading the series 2-0, the scene now shifts to Quebec City and the Videotron Centre for the next two games. Game 3 takes place Tuesday night while Game 4 goes Wednesday night. Both games are scheduled with 8:00pm ADT start times and can be heard on CKLE 92.9 FM and seen live on the QMJHL’s webcast service.

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