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QMJHL: Allen stops 38 as Montreal shuts down Drummondville

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The Canadian Press
1/2/2009 11:13:15 PM
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After suffering a third-period shelling at the hands of the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Tuesday, Jake Allen wasn't about to make the same mistake twice.

The Montreal netminder stopped all 38 shots Drummondville fired at him, including 19 in the third period, to lead the Junior to a 4-0 victory on Friday night in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Allen, a second-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2008, picked up his 16th win and third shutout of the season as Montreal (21-17-1-0) managed a split in the home-and-home series. On Tuesday, the Junior lost 5-4 to the Voltigeurs, who scored all five of their goals in the final 20 minutes.

It was the second time this season that the high-powered Drummondville offence was held off the scoresheet. The only other time was Oct. 14, a 7-0 loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes. The Voltigeurs (31-5-0-3) lead the QMJHL with 195 goals through 39 games, an average of five goals per contest.

Pat O'Keefe opened the scoring with five minutes remaining in the second period. Matt Fillier scored to make it 2-0 before the end of the second, and Allen shut the door on Drummondville in the third.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Moncton 5, Saint John 3.

At Montreal, Chris Thorne and Luke Adam rounded out the scoring for the Junior. Nathan Dunnett made 26 saves in net for the Voltigeurs, who lost in regulation for the first time since Nov. 1.

Wildcats 5, Sea Dogs 3

At Moncton, Matt Brown scored twice and assisted on Scott Brannon's game-winner as the Wildcats downed Saint John to win their fifth in a row.

Pierre-Marc Lessard and Randy Cameron each added a goal and an assist for Moncton (30-3-2-3). Ted Stephens chipped in with two assists.

Ryan Sparling and Shea Kewin both replied with a goal and an assist, while Joshua Schram also scored for the Sea Dogs (21-18-1-0), who are on a four-game losing streak.

Junior de Montreal (Photo: QMJHL)

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