Savoie faces 48 shots
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Zach Anderson blasts the puck past teammate Shawn Wright.
TRENTON – The Cumberland Blues lost 4-3 to the Pictou County Scotians during Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League action Sunday night in Pictou County.
Zach Black got the game going by scoring the only goal in the first period off passes from Steven Whittle and Dmitrii Anikin.
Pictou tied the game 1-1 a little over three minutes into the second period, and then Shawn Wright gave the Blues a one point buffer, putting the Blues up 2-1 off passes from Jesse Colborne and Larry Varga.
The Scotians tied the game 2-2 with 3:51 left in the second.
Pictou then went up 3-2 with 18:31 left in the third period, and the Blues evened things up 3-3 with 4:14 left in the game.
Pictou scored with 2:52 left in the game, going up 4-3 and the Blues were unable to tie the game before the final buzzer.
Julien Savoie played in goal for the Blues, making 44 stops on 48 shots, while his teammates had 37 shots on Scotians goaltender Spencer Scott.
The Blues have two more games left in their season – a home-and-home stand against the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates.
The Blues host their last home game against the Pirates Friday in Springhill at 7:30 p.m., and then travel to Port Hawkesbury on Sunday for their last game of the season.