Thursday, September 29, 2011

POSTSCRIPT: Sea Dogs 3, Armada 1

A collection of recaps from last night’s 3-1 Saint John Sea Dogs victory over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada…

Our recap. Ryan Tesink, Tomas Jurco and Nathan Beaulieu couldn’t have returned to the Saint John Sea Dogs lineup at a better time.

Nord Info’s recap. Mathieu Corbeil had a good night in net.’s recap. Returnees lift Sea Dogs to fourth straight win.

Live Blog Replay. In our minds, Christopher Clapperton is an all-star.

STILL MISSING: The Sea Dogs are still without the services of Jonathan Huberdeau as he continues to try and crack the Florida Panthers roster. The Panthers take on the Dallas Stars in Texas tonight.

BEAULIEU RETURNS: Nathan Beaulieu made an immediate impact in his first game back from Montreal Canadiens training camp. The Habs first rounder had a goal, an assist, registered six shots and was a +2.

Here is Beaulieu’s third period goal courtesy of Chris Phillips of

JURCO RETURNS: Tomas Jurco also made an impact in his first game back from training camp. The Detroit Red Wings second rounder scored, added an assist, fired four shots and was a +2 in the win.

Here is Jurco’s goal via

SAAB SKATING: According to News 88.9, Ian Saab is skating with the team but was still was unable to play last night. The defenseman has been nursing a shoulder injury since returning from Vancouver Canucks rookie camp.

POSTAL SERVICE: The Sea Dogs hit two posts in the first period as both Pierre Durepos and Tomas Jurco found iron. Aidan Kelly hit the post in the early parts of the third period.

FIRST ROAD WIN: Yesterday’s victory was the first Sea Dogs road win of the year. Their previous two contests away from Harbour Station saw the Dogs fall 8-1 in Bathurst and 8-5 in Cape Breton.

STREAKING: The Sea Dogs and Armada are heading in opposite directions. Saint John improved to 4-3 on the year and are winners of four straight. Boisbriand on the other hand are losers if five straight and fell to 3-5.

ROUGH STUFF: There was plenty of rough stuff after whistles throughout the match which seemed a bit odd given these two teams only play each other twice a season. Only two separate incidents resulted in roughing penalties.

NEW PLACE: Of course, it was the first time the Sea Dogs played a match in Boisbriand at the fairly new Centre d'excellence Sports Rousseau. The building has grey and red seats around each side of the rink and one end zone. There is a wall at the other end zone and for some reason part of the corner seats in that end aren’t curved. The webcast was solid and is probably top 10 in the league.

FIRST: On September 16, 2005, the Sea Dogs were the first Atlantic Canadian opponent of the St. John’s Fog Devils. On September 26, 2008, the Sea Dogs were the first Atlantic Canadian team to play the Montreal Junior. Last night, the Sea Dogs were the first Atlantic Canadian opponent of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. How strange.

OUT OF TOWN: P.E.I. 2 at Cape Breton 5; Victoriaville 6 at Chicoutimi 5 (SO)

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs continue their three-game road trip on Friday in Drummondville against the Voltigeurs. Game time is 8pm.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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