Lascek Does It Again

Stanislav Lascek wasn't happy with not registering a point in Chicoutimi's last game - a 2-1 loss in Lewiston. Scouts can tell a lot from a prospect by how they respond to “adversity.” Lascek responded to the tune of five points. Tuesday night, Chicoutimi faced off against Rimouski for the third time since November 29 and the result was no different - the Sagueneens beat L'Oceanic, this time 7-3. Chicoutimi also won 4-2 on December 9 and 7-5 on November 29. Lascek and Rimouski's Mark Tobin both hit the scoresheet and all three games. This time, however, Lascek almost single-handedly beat Rimouski. Fresh off being named to the Slovakian World Junior Championship team, Lascek had a hattrick and added two assists to up his league-leading point total to 78 in 35 games. Lascek notched his first point of the game in the first period, getting an assist on a power play marker -- Maxime Boisclair's 39th goal of the year. The goal gave Chicoutimi an early 2-0 lead and the rout appeared to be on. Rimouski responded quickly, however, when Lightning prospect Mark Tobin scored his 13th goal of the season on a power play just three minutes later. Rimouski would take a 3-2 lead half-way through the second before the Sags knocked the door down with five straight goals. Nicolas Blanchard scored at the 17 minute mark of the second period to tie the game and just 32 seconds later Lascek scored his first of the game and 23rd of the season to give the Sags the lead. He would score again at even strength five minutes into the third to extend their lead to 5-3. After assisting on David Desharnais’ power play goal at the nine minute mark, Lascek completed the ‘trick with his 25th goal with four minutes left in the game. It was his 9th power play goal of the season and gave Chicoutimi a 7-3 win. The Sags outshot Rimouski 45-18 for the game. Boisclair finished the game with four points and fell to four points behind Lascek for the QMJHL scoring lead. Lascek was named the game’s first star.