Monday, February 13, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Titan 2, Sea Dogs 7

A collection of recaps from yesterday’s 7-2 Saint John Sea Dogs win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan…

Our recap. Make it nine straight wins for the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The Telegraph-Journal’s recap. Paywalled.

The Canadian Press' recapEtienne Salvail scored both goals for the Titan (27-24-5), who lost for the first time in three outings, while Christophe Lalancette assisted on each.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tom Roszell’s goal calls.’s recap. Stanislav Galiev had two goals, his first since Sept. 24, 2011, and Charlie Coyle notched a goal and two helpers to lead the Sea Dogs.

SN Live Blog Replay. It was Francophone day at Harbour Station.

MISSING IN ACTION: Forwards Jason Cameron (serving the second game of a four-game suspension), Ryan Tesink (knee) and Devon Oliver-Dares ( broken collarbone) were all scratched for Saint John on Sunday afternoon.

Bathurst was without its entire top line on Sunday. Zach O’Brien, Sebastien Trudeau, and Matthew Bissonnette have combined for 105 of Bathurst’s 213 goals this season.

STREAK: Yesterday’s win gives the Sea Dogs nine straight victories. Their nine-game mark ties them with the Quebec Remparts for the longest streak in the league this season. The Dogs have also won five straight at home.

GALIEV: Stanislav Galiev’s second period goal was his first since September 24 – which was also a home game against Bathurst. Galiev scored another goal in the third period, finishing the contest with two markers, four shots, and four hits.

Yesterday’s game was Galiev’s first at Harbour Station since September 24 against the Titan. He had two goals in that game as well.

MONTH’S BEST: Before the game, Tomas Jurco was named the Sea Dogs player of the month for January. Jonathan Huberdeau was named the student of the month.

GREAT FIGHT: This weekend saw some solid tilts. On Saturday, Grant West and Alex Gallant dropped the gloves for a terrific fight in Charlottetown. Then on Sunday, Spencer MacDonald and Brent Turnbull dropped them for a solid scrap. MacDonald left with blood on his jersey.

MacDonald added a goal and an assist in the game to complete the Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

VS BATHURST: Saint John improved to 3-3-0-1 against Bathurst this season with the victory. The Titan fell to 4-3-0-0 against the Sea Dogs. They meet one final time this season on March 3 at Harbour Station. That will be the Sea Dogs’ final home game of the season.

AUGER: Goaltender Sebastien Auger had another good game, stopping 22 shots to earn the win. Auger has now won his last four starts. His last regulation loss was on December 11.

Overall, Auger improved to 10-2-0-2 to go with a 2.99 goals against average and 0.887 save percentage.

PHILLIPS: Interesting note from the Canadian Press’ recap.

The 19-year-old centreman has four goals and 11 points in six games this season against the provincial rival and the two points from today move him into a tie for sixth in league scoring with 27 goals and 70 points in 48 games.

NOTES: A solid Sunday crowd of 5,427 watched the game on a cold day in Saint John… the annual Francophone and Valentine’s Day themes were combined at this game. Some French bands played during intermissions… Etienne Salvail had two goals for Bathurst. He had a goal and an assist on Friday against PEI as well… Jonathan Huberdeau had five shots… Maxime Villemaire and Stanislav Galiev each had four hits… Alec Jon Banville had five shots for the Titan.

HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of the Salty nominated SeaDogsTV.

NEXT GAME: Saint John takes on the PEI Rocket Wednesday night in Charlottetown.

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