Coyle scores in OT, Sea Dogs beat Sagueneens

The Canadian Press

4/26/2012 11:19:02 PM

CHICOUTIMI, Que. -- Charlie Coyle scored his second goal of the game 6:13 into overtime as the Saint John Sea Dogs beat the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action Thursday.

Coyle cleanly won a draw, took a pass at centre ice off his skate, drove around a defender on the left wing and banged in his own rebound for his 13th goal of the playoffs.

The Sea Dogs return home with a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven semifinal. Game 5 is Saturday in Saint John, N.B.

Coyle also assisted on Jonathan Huberdeau's goal while Mathieu Corbeil made 28 saves, including seven in overtime. Zack Phillips chipped in two assists.

Jeremy Gregoire and Charles Hudon scored for Chicoutimi, while Christopher Gibson made 28 saves in the loss.

Coyle opened the scoring off the rush at 18:04 of the first period when he got a shot past Gibson. Phillips set up his fellow Minnesota Wild prospect for the goal.

Gregoire tied the game at 6:38 of the second period when he finished on a scramble in front to make it 1-1.

The Sea Dogs regained the lead less than a minute later when Sea Dogs captain Huberdeau tapped in the rebound of Coyle's sharp-angled shot from the left wing.

Saint John's lead lasted just 20 seconds. Hudon poked the puck past Sea Dogs defenceman Pierre Durepos at the Chicoutimi blue-line, raced to the other end alone and fired a over past Corbeil to make it 2-2.