CHARLOTTETOWN – In a battle of teams mired in losing streaks, the Charlottetown Islanders did its duty and halted its skid with a 2-1 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action before 2,201 fans at Eastlink Centre on Friday night.
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Captain Jack Nevins hit on the game-winning goal on a power play at 18:35 of the third period five minutes after Isles forward Alexis Pépin tied the game 1-1.
That after the Dogs led 1-0 on Oliver Cooper's goal three minutes into the first period and were riding goalie Sébastien Auger's stellar work into the final frame with hopes of ending its four-game slide.
Charlottetown upped its record to 14-16-1-4 while the Sea Dogs dropped to 7-23-0-3, good for the second-worse record in the league.
Eric Brassard picked up the win by stopping 25-of-26 shots and went to 6-6. Auger faced 47 shots, but took the loss and fell to 5-18-0-3.
The Islanders travel to Cape Breton on Sunday to face the Screaming Eagles. Game time is 2 p.m.