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Screaming Eagles facing elimination

David Savard has put the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on the brink of elimination.

David Savard has put the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on the brink of elimination.

The Moncton Wildcats captain scored the overtime winner at 14:40 of the extra frame to lift his team to a 3-2 victory over the Screaming Eagles last night in Sydney, giving them a 3-0 stranglehold in the best-of-seven QMJHL first round.

Wildcats star Nicolas Deschamps scored twice in regulation before the Screaming Eagles battled back in the third with goals from Maxime Legault and Viktor Hertzberg.

Game 4 is tonight at 7 p.m. in Sydney.

In the other all-Maritime series, the Saint John Sea Dogs grabbed a 2-1 series lead over the host P.E.I. Rocket with a 3-0 win in Charlottetown.