2/28 recap: Byron looks to hang 10

Paul Byron's 33rd goal of the season capped off a five-goal first period in Gatineau's 5-1 win over Saint John. The nifty Byron is always an exciting player to watch. Tonight, he was buzzing from the first drop, using his speed to find seams with and without the puck. In the process, his smallish frame often initiates contact. Byron has become more effective on faceoffs as the season has progressed. Entering tonight's contest with a 49.3% success rate at the dot, Byron went on to win 10 of 14 draws in the Olympiques victory. With the goal, Byron's hand stays hot as he extends his season best point-streak to nine games (12-5-17). He'll look to hit double digits on his run tomorrow night at Shawinigan. In the OHL, Drew Schiestel picked up an assist as Niagara fell to Brampton, 4-2. The assist was Schiestel's 25th of the year, and 31st point overall, for the playoff-bound IceDogs. Niagara returns to action Saturday night at Sudbury.
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