<b>Juniors Out-Gunned on the Road</b>
<b>Montreal. Sunday, December 7, 2008.</b> The Shawinigan Cataractes tied a franchise record for most consecutive wins at home Sunday afternoon, beating the Montreal Juniors 5-2. The win brought the Cataractes home winning streak to 15 consecutive games, tying a franchise record that was established in 1982-83.
The Cataractes enjoyed a dominating performance over the Juniors in front of their home fans. Led by a pair of goals from league leading scorer Cédric Lalonde-McNicoll, his 22nd and 23rd of the year, and a 3 point performance from Nicholas Peterson, 2 goals and 1 assist, Shawinigan out-muscled and out-played Montreal from end to end. Out-shooting the Juniors 39-19, Shawinigan proved why they are 1st place in the QMJHL with 27 wins in 32 games.
Montreal goalie Jake Allen made 34 saves in the loss, but received minimal offensive support as Angelo Esposito would provide the Juniors only scoring, notching his 13th and 14th goals of the season, with Benjamin Rubin and Nick Layton picking up a pair of assists each.
The loss, Montreal's 2nd in a row and 14th of the season, brings the Juniors record to 15-14-1, good for 2nd place in the Western division and a tie for 9th overall. The Juniors now return home, hosting a rematch against Shawinigan on Wednesday before taking on the Foreurs from Val D'Or on Friday. Both start times are at 7pm.
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<b>English Game Reports By Steven Hindle</b>