|OLIVIER DAME-MALKA BLASTS A SHOT FROM THE BLUE LINE (PHOTO JEFF SCHOOLS)|
The Lewiston MAINEiacs concluded the opening series of the 2010-2011 season with a 3-2 loss to the Rimouski Oceanic. Rimouski goaltender Philippe Tremblay was story of the game, stopping 36 of 38 shots off MAINEiacs sticks.
Lewiston did get on the board first as Brayden Wood buried a rebound of an Etienne Brodeur breakaway.That would be the last offense the MAINEiacs saw until late in the 3rd.
The Oceanic responded quickly as less than 2 minutes later, Jarrad Struthers deflected home a shot past MAINEiacs goaltender Andrey Makarov. Makarov stopped 30 of 33 shots he faced.
MAINEiacs Defenseman Ian Saab went off for holding at 8:30 of the 1st, and the Oceanics capitalized a minute later as Charles-Antoine Roy put a shot past Makarov to give Rimouski the lead for good at 2 - 1.
The Oceanics got the only goal fo the 2nd as Pierre-Alexandre Ouellet put one past Makarov for a Rimouski 3-1 lead.
Things got real interesting with 2 and a half minutes left in the game as Etienne Brodeur buried a shot past the Oceanic goalie Trembley. That was the last the MAINEiacs could muster as the horn sounded on the Rimouski 3-2 win over the MAINEiacs.