The goal gives Joseph points in 22 straight games, which is the longest streak in the QMJHL this season and also ties a Sea Dogs franchise record. Zack Phillips had points in 22 straight contests during the 2011-12 season.
Callum Booth earned his first shutout as a Sea Dog, making 22 saves in the win.
Xavier Potvin had a strong game in the Chicoutimi net, making 33 saves in the loss.
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- Chicoutimi's Zachary Lavigne had a good shorthanded chance early but hit the outside of the post. Late in the period, Matthew Highmore fired a shot from a sharp angle that beat Potvin but not the post.
- Less than a minute into the second period, Bokondji Imama had a great chance but wired his shot off the crossbar.
- At 8:21, Thomas Chabot fed Joseph who broke in past the Chicoutimi defence and beat Potvin blocker side to make it 1-0 Saint John.
- The Sea Dogs had a lengthy five-on-three power play in the second but could not score.
- Both teams applied pressure at moments in the third period but could not connect. Saint John was the better team late, and when Frederic Allard slashed Joseph with 1:40 to play, that basically ended the game.
- Both Nathan Noel and Samuel Dove-McFalls returned from upper body injuries. Chabot was also back in Saint John's lineup after being given Tuesday's game off.
- Imama has not scored in four straight games.
- Chabot now has assists in seven straight home games.
- Highmore's 11-game home point streak came to an end.
- German Rubtsov, a Philadelphia Flyers first-rounder and a member of Team Russia at the world juniors, appeared in his second career QMJHL game.
- The game featured 14 NHL drafted players, including four Carolina Hurricanes prospects.
- Former NHLer Glenn “Chico” Resch was in the house for Faith and Family Night.
- The Sea Dogs and Sagueneens meet again on Feb. 18 in Chicoutimi.