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Legare scores OT winner in season debut


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Nathan Legare. -- Denis Thibeault / QMJHL

Nathan Legare scored the overtime game-winning goal in a 3-2 Baie-Comeau Drakkar win over the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL on Friday.

The win came in Legare's first regular season game of the season since being released from Penguins training camp and returned to the Drakkar.

Legare scored the unassisted goal 4:26 into the overtime period, capitalizing on an Olympiques turnover off a failed pass attempt in the neutral zone:

It was Legare's second point, after he picked up the secondary assist on the Drakkar's first goal of the game in the second period. He is one of three alternate captains on the Drakkar this season.

In this week's Friday Insider, Dave Molinari reported that the Penguins gave some thought into keeping Legare and Samuel Poulin around for a nine-game tryout this season, but ultimately felt that sending them back to juniors was the best course of action. Truthfully, I don't know how they would have fit them onto the roster cap-wise or roster spot-wise anyway for one of those stints. But the organization was very impressed by what they saw from both Legare and Poulin in the preseason.

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