NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5-7-13
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
(1)Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ (2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3
Halifax leads best-of-7 QMJHL Finals, 2-1
C Nathan MacKinnon, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 9-20-29, +14, 10 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 32-43-75, +40, 45 PIM
W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 10-20-30, +18, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
The Drakkar handed Halifax their first playoff loss, a 3-1 decision in Game 3 of the QMJHL Finals. They also held the dynamic duo of MacKinnon and Drouin to no points and two total shots on goal. Drouin hasn’t registered a point in two games – the first time that has happened this year. MacKinnon was just 8-21 on faceoffs. Game 4 is Wednesday in the Drakkar’s barn.
Note: With the Lightning picking No. 3 in this summer’s draft, it is widely expected they will choose either MacKinnon or Drouin with their first round pick. We will follow both prospects for the duration of their playoff run as we did with Steven Stamkos after the Lightning won the 2008 draft lottery.