FINAL: Cape Breton 1, Saint John 8
SAINT JOHN – Charlie Coyle put on quite an encore performance on Saturday night at Harbour Station.
After scoring three goals and adding six assists in the Saint John Sea Dogs’ 13-4 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night, Coyle led the Dogs to an 8-1 win in Game 2 on Saturday by registering another hat trick to go along with two assists.
The Minnesota Wild prospect now has six goals and five assists in two playoff games, leading Saint John to a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven first round series against Cape Breton.
Not surprisingly, the Sea Dogs dominated this game and outshot the Eagles 47-16. Saint John’s biggest offensive outburst came in the second period once again where they scored four times. They would also added three makers in the first and one in the third.
Stephen MacAulay scored twice while singles came from Zack Phillips, Nathan Beaulieu, and Stanislav Galiev. Mathieu Corbeil made 15 saves for the win.
The line of Coyle, Phillips, and Galiev had a huge game, combining for five goals and nine assists. Phillips had three helpers while Galiev had four.
Cape Breton’s lone goal came from William Carrier late in the third period. Philippe Trudeau allowed eight goals on 47 shots.
Not much else to say. The Sea Dogs have outscored Cape Breton 21-5 in the first two games. Yikes.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Sydney. Should be a blast.