Paul Byron scored both goals for Gatineau, including the overtime-winner as the Olympiques beat the Halifax Mooseheads 2-1 Saturday to take Game 1 of their QMJHL semifinal. The speedy centre now has 10 goals in 11 playoff games, and 14 points overall. From the Nova Scotia News:
Byron took advantage of a stumble by Halifax defenceman Justin Pender to score on a nice rush. Game 2 of the best-of-seven is back at the Metro Centre tonight. "Claude (Giroux) just gave me the puck and I was breaking out of our zone," said Byron, the game’s first star. "I knew I was going to try and use my speed and beat him wide, but then he fell down. From there I don’t really know what happened; it just all happened so fast. "I thought it was going to be fluky goal, like you just put it on net and anything could happen. I never thought a goal like that was going to happen."Game 2 goes off tonight in Halifax.