Thursday, April 5, 2012

Flashing Back to November

If you don’t remember much about last November, then you probably don’t remember much about the Sea Dogs playing the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

Saint John faced Baie-Comeau three times during the regular season with all three of those contests taking place within a 10-day span in November. They will now battle at least four games as the two lock horns for a quarter-final playoff series which begins tomorrow night at Harbour Station.

The Sea Dogs won all three regular season meetings, outscoring the Drakkar 15-5. Two games were played at the Henry Leonard Centre in Baie-Comeau while the other was held at Harbour Station.

Zack Phillips led the way for Saint John with a goal and four assists for five points against the Drakkar. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists. Nathan Beaulieu, Kevin Gagne, and Tomas Jurco each had two goals. Sebastien Auger started two of the three games.

Tomas Filippi had a goal and two assists for three points against Saint John. Jean-Philippe Caron and Lucas Cingel each had two goals. Jimmy Appleby, who was Baie-Comeau’s backup in round one, made one start while the since departed Antonio Mastropietro made two starts.

It was a fairly uneventful season series, but some notable things did happen. Here’s a closer look at each of the three head-to-head meetings.

November 4 at Baie-Comeau – Saint John won 7-0

Goal Scorers: Saint John – Zack Phillips, Spencer MacDonald, Jonathan Huberdeau, Danick Gauthier, Kevin Gagne, Grant West, and Oliver Cooper; Baie-Comeau – none.

Goaltenders: Saint John – Mathieu Corbeil (30 saves for shutout); Baie-Comeau – Antonio Mastropietro (seven goals on 32 shots)

Fights: Grant West vs Samuel Noreau

NOTES: Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists… Nathan Beaulieu missed the game with a lower body injury… Denis Creighton made his Sea Dogs debut… Spencer MacDonald scored his first QMJHL goal in the first period… this was Baie-Comeau’s first home loss of the season… Zack Phillips extended his point streak to nine games… Carl Gelinas had six hits for Baie-Comeau. 

November 5 at Baie-Comeau – Saint John won 3-2

Goal Scorers: Saint John – Tomas Jurco, Kevin Gagne, and Nathan Beaulieu; Baie-Comeau – Jean-Philippe Caron and Tomas Filippi.

Goaltenders: Saint John – Sebastien Auger (two goals on 27 shots); Baie-Comeau – Jimmy Appleby (three goals on 30 shots)

Fights: Ian Saab vs Gabriel Verpaelst

Scott Oke vs Samuel Noreau

Notes: Nathan Beaulieu scored the winner with just over five minutes left in the game… this was the game where Jonathan Huberdeau broke his foot. Bad times… the Drakkar were on a four-game losing streak at the time… Zack Phillips extended his point streak to 10 games… Samuel Carrier nearly tied it in the dying the seconds, hitting the post… Huberdeau extended his point streak to eight games.

November 13 at Saint John – Saint John won 5-3

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Goal Scorers: Saint John – Stephen MacAulay, Tomas Jurco, Jason Cameron, Nathan Beaulieu, and Charles Roussel; Baie-Comeau – Lukas Cingel (2) and Jean-Philippe Caron.

Goaltenders: Saint John – Sebastien Auger (three goals on 26 shots); Baie-Comeau – Antonio Mastropietro (five goals on 16 shots)

Fights: Grant West vs Samuel Noreau

Notes: This was the game where Gerard Gallant put five defensemen on the ice at once… it was Saint John’s fifth straight win… it was Support Our Troops Day at Harbour Station… the Sea Dogs, who were without Jonathan Huberdeau, Stanislav Galiev, and Ryan Tesink because of injuries, fired just 16 shots on goal… Carl Gelinas had five hits.

1 comment:

  1. excited to have hockey back !! long time since a game at HS go dogs go