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What was better about the Saint John Sea Dogs winning goal on Friday?

Jonathan Huberdeau made a sweet behind-the-back pass right on the tape for Washington Capitals-drafted centre Stanislav Gatiev to rap home midway through the second period of a win over the Drummondville Voltiguers.

The stretch pass from Galiev that kicked the duo in high gear was pretty good, too.

It seems like you could do a post every week on Huberdeau, the 17-year-old centre from St-Jérôme, Que., who is ranked fourth among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. The second-leading scorer in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (sandwiched between two overages running first and third in the scoring race) picked a good time to show he has the vision thing, since a game between the loaded Sea Dogs and Drummondville with Sean Couturier might be the most-scouted regular-season game in the Canadian Hockey League all year, not just the QMJHL.

(Hat tip: Nathan White.)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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