Audette, 17, is among the Q's top 20 scorers (Ghyslain Bergeron, The Canadian Press)Buzzing The Net's 3 Stars from Game 2 of the Subway Super Series, won 4-3 by Team QMJHL to give the CHL a 6-0 points lead over Russia:
No. 1 star: Daniel Audette, Team QMJHL
Team QMJHL coach Benoît Groulx maintained before the series opener that the 17-year-old standout was not on the squad just to goose ticket sales for the Sherbrooke game. Then Audette (1G-1A, +2 on Wednesday) was scratched for that game in Gatineau. Given a chance to draw in, the son of former pro Donald Audette factored into the bookend goals that gave the Q the win.
In the first period, the former first overall pick darted inside to bury the game's first goal after Phoenix Coyotes second-rounder Laurent Dauphin's wraparound try created a rebound. Audette had to adapt to new linemates after Dauphin was banished for a checking-from-behind major/game misconduct.
A shootout was looming with fewer than eight minutes left when Audette, New York Rangers third-rounder Anthony Duclair, Rimouski's Anthony DeLuca and defenceman Nikolas Brouillard, applied pressure in the Russian end. That led to Duclair scoring on a spin-around backhand. Audette was given an assist on that play.Read More »from Daniel Audette stars in home rink as Team QMJHL wins: Super Series 3 Stars