Acadie-Bathurst 1 (OT)
-Boutin W (3-0-1), 21/22, 3rd Star
-A-B picked to finish last in the Q
“They tied it up on a fluky goal then we sort of lost rhythm for five-six minutes and Bouts had to make three unreal saves,” said Rockets coach Alain Vigneault. “That gave us the opportunity to go win it in overtime.”
Boutin, finishing with 21 saves, improved to 3-0-1 with a 1.21 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage.
“It shouldn’t be any surprise to anybody,” said his coach. “We all knew he was a good goaltender, we all said before the season started that if we are going to have success as a team that we needed both our goaltenders to play extremely well.
“We have one of them doing that right now and we’ve got young (Ryan) Mior who’s working harder and is going to try and hopefully find his groove soon.” --PEI Guardian
-Hrdel 1G, 1A, +5, 0 PIM
-Tobin 1G, 1A, +2, 4 PIM
-Numbers 39 and 4 retired for Richards and Lecavalier, respectively, during the game: LINK to pic and story
(Crosby 1+5 on the night for Rimouski, now 18 points in 5 games. Adam Pineault, for those interested, 3+3 in 5 for Moncton)
Mississauga 1 (OT)
-Elliott DNP (hand)
Red Deer 2
-Rogers NS, E, 2 PIM (Ob-Holding)
-Zapletal DNP (no news of injury)
-Keller NS, E, 14 PIM (2 separate roughing penalties, one followed by a 10 min. misc.. We have Egener's heir apparent for PIMs and Misconduncts in the WHL from an unlikely source. Keller is a goon!)
-I listened to part of this game on the 'net. Interesting goal calls from the Kelowna play-by-play guy. Keller's name not mentioned often.
Stats, as will happen every Monday, updated in Post #1 of this thread.
Last edited by Oceanic39*: 09-27-2004 at 12:44 PM.
Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Boutin are the first weekly winners in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
LONGUEUIL, Monday September 27th, 2004 (QMJHL) – Centerman Sidney Crosby of the Rimouski Oceanic and goaltender Jonathan Boutin of the P.E.I. Rocket were the first offensive and defensive players of the week in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the 2004-05 season, for the period covering September 16th through the 26th.
On defense, Jonathan Boutin, of the Rocket, deserved the title after recording three wins and one tie in four games.The 19 year-old goalie faced 95 shots and allowed five goals in a little more than 247 minutes of play, for a 1,21 goals against average. His save efficiency was 94.7% Boutin beat defensemen Patrick Coulombe (0-10-10), of the Oceanic, and Sam Roberts (5-2-7), of the Gatineau Olympiques, as well as goalie Jason Churchill (1-0-3; 255 MinP; 1,88 GAA; ,934 SE) of the Halifax Mooseheads.
I think Tampa has a great goaltending prospect in Boutin.He came to the PEI
Rocket last year from Halifax and played very well for us last year.He came to camp
this year in better physical condition and his play is looking really sharp.We have
lost 5 of 6 defencemen from last year and the new guys are a little shaky at
times but they have potential and seem to be surpassing expectations.The team
seems to have quite a bit of confidence with Boutin in nets.The Q has alot of
good goaltenders and this guy was not considered the top tier but I think he's
going to prove people wrong.He definitely is the one improving the most and we
all know it takes goalies a little longer to develop sometimes.So here's hoping
the Lightniing will eventually have another PEI connection.
If so... good. As with Femenella, I don't like the idea of an enforcer being a defenseman because if he sits for 5 minutes you disrupt your pairings for half a period.
Okay... so a Bertuzzi who still plays defense.
I'm with you, though. I think if he's not moved to forward in junior, he will once the Lightning get a hold of him.
Game report isn't up on the Missy news site yet, but from a message board apparently he unleashed a shot like it came out of a cannon for the goal. Fans said he looked bigger and played smarter, though he still made them nervous when he was out in defensive situations.
-Boutin W (6-0-1), 36/37, 1st Star
-Boutin's old competition, Churchill, was pulled for the previously undefeated Mooseheads in the 2nd.
-Boutin named Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week.
They fired 37 shots on former Mooseheads goaltender Jonathan Boutin, but the game’s first star made save after save and denied the Herd all but once.
That’s nothing new for Boutin, who has stopped 184 of 192 shots so far this season. But the 19-year-old did have added incentive to put on a show at the Metro Centre.
“It’s a big boost, every time I come here,” said Boutin, who appeared in 70 games as a Moosehead before being traded at mid-season last year.
“I just try to show them that I’m not that bad, try to do my best, and it seems to be working right now.” - The Guardian
-Hrdel 1A, +1
-Tobin NS, E, 2 PIM
-Crosby out two weeks with knee injury, this was their first Crosby-less game.
Medicine Hat 4
-Zapletal DNP (scratch)
Swift Current 0
-Rogers 1A (PP!), +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
-Glad to see Rogers getting PP time. He's got 2 points in 6 games. He had 4 in 60+ last year.
Jonathan Boutin, PEI, QMJHL: 6-0-1, 1.12 GAA**, .958 sv%**, 0 SO
Gerald Coleman, London, OHL: 3-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .938 sv%, 0 SO
*=team leader in that category
**=league leader in that category (re: Boutin - among GT's with 2 or more games played)
NCAA: (Games start in October)
John Toffey, C, U-Mass:
Dusty Collins, RW, Northern Mich.:
Paul Lynch, F/D, U-Mass:
Arthur Femenella, F/D, Vermont:
Mike Lundin, D, U-Maine:
Brady Greco, D, Colorado Coll.:
Matt Smaby, D, North Dakota:
Jay Rosehill, D, Minn.-Duluth:
Brings tears to my eyes I'm so proud of my boy Jon Boutin.
Let that be a lesson to all those (on the sub-JV AOL board) who scoffed when I said we needed to end the streak of over a decade of drafts without dipping into the FC goalie talent pool. Is "French Canadian" synonymous with "good goaltending"? Yes, pretty much. Yes it is.
Weekend NCAA games (sorry 'bout that, I'm so caught up in Boutinmania, I missed it.)
St. Francis-Xavier 1
-Toffey NS, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1/4 on faceoffs
-(a big HF welcome back to Paul Lynch) Lynch NS, E, 6 PIM (Charging, Roughing, Slashing), 0 SOG
-Lynch listed as a defenseman after finishing up his sophomore year at Maine as a forward
North Dakota 8
-Smaby NS, E, 1 SOG, 6 PIM (High sticking, 2x Roughing)
-FYI: Travis Zajac with 2+2 for the Sioux
The real thing:
-Lundin (whom I think will have a great year... just not this game) NS, +1, 1 SOG
-Femenella (listed at RW) NS, -1, 2 PIM (charging)