Adam, Lagacé shine versus Russians

Luke Adam scored two goals and two assists to earn Player of the Game honors Wednesday as Team QMJHL trounced the Russian Selects 8-3 in Game #2 of the Subway SuperSeries. Chicoutimi's Jacob Lagacé joined the series as Adam's linemate, chipping in a goal and three assists in the victory. Adam, who also won 10 of 14 faceoffs, lit the lamp in the opening minutes with a sharp wrister from the slot. Lagacé knocked a player off the puck in the corner to start the scoring play. A streaking Adam later one-timed a Lagacé feed in the second period to to make it 3-2 at the time, and in essence break the dam for Team Q. In Monday's opener, Adam posted an assist and a game-high seven shots on goal from the left wing spot as The Q All-Stars defeated the Russians, 3-1. The QMJHL fired 56 shots at Russian netminder Alexander Zalivin in the win. Adam, 19, finished with five points in the two-game set, and is certain for inclusion at Team Canada's World Junior selection camp in mid-December along with 2009 draft picks Zack Kassian and Brayden McNabb. The Russian Selects traveled west in a 5-2 loss to Team OHL on Friday. No Sabres properties were in action for the win, but there will be representation on Monday when Kassian and Barrie's Nick Crawford suit up for the OHL in Game #4 of the Super Series.
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