By Steven Smeall
CORNWALL, Ontario – Despite multiple chances on the power-play, the Cornwall River Kings just couldn’t find a way to top the Jonquière Marquis, falling 4-1 in game two of their playoff series.
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Cornwall River Kings' Brennan Barker.
The River Kings now trail two games to none in the series.
Cornwall showed that they can keep up with the defending champions, leading the shots through the game 32-26. Marquis goaltender Pier-Olivier Pelletier made 31 saves throughout the game for a .969 save percentage.
Jonquière captain Dominic Léveillé, who had four points in game one, once again gave the River Kings troubles by putting up three points throughout the game. Léveillé’s goal late in the first period would end up being the game winner as well.
Cornwall’s one goal came late in the third period on the power-play when Dominic D’Amour got a shot past Pelletier.
Cornwall’s Chris Cloutier also spent quite a bit of time in the penalty box. The defender drew 29 penalty minutes throughout the game, receiving two misconducts. Cloutier led all of the River Kings through the regular season in penalty minutes.
Both teams will now take a break until Friday night, when game three takes place in Jonquière.