Tuesday, April 10, 2012

PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 7: at Baie-Comeau

Round 2, Game 3
Saint John Sea Dogs  vs Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Tonight at 8:30pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live Blog: SN
Henry Leonard Centre – Baie-Comeau, Que.

Saint John leads the best-of-seven quarter-final playoff series 2-0.

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. – The Baie-Comeau Drakkar’s season is basically on the line tonight.

The Saint John Sea Dogs enter tonight’s contest with a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven quarter-final playoff series over the Drakkar. Game time is 8:30pm Atlantic (fun!) at what should be a loud and rowdy Henry Leonard Centre. If Baie-Comeau loses they would fall behind 3-0 in the series and would need a miracle to win it.

A win by the Drakkar tonight would certainly change the outlook of this series. Saint John not only won the first two games, but they won them fairly easily. The Sea Dogs outscored Baie-Comeau 19-5 at Harbour Station on the weekend.

The Drakkar have really only played well for 30 minutes in this series and that came in the first half of Game 1 on Friday. But once the Sea Dogs started rolling, the visitors just could not keep up. What was a tied game near the halfway point resulted in a 9-3 Saint John victory. The Dogs got off to a much better start on Saturday and won easily by score of 10-2.

Not only were the Sea Dogs outscoring the Drakkar on Saturday, but they were outhitting them as well. Saint John showed they are not going to back down from physical play or fights. It’s been a chippy series so far and that should continue tonight.

One thing Baie-Comeau might want to do is try to contain Saint John in the second period, a period the Sea Dogs have dominated all season. 26 of Saint John’s 53 playoff goals have come in the middle frame. They’ve outscored the Drakkar 10-3 in second periods in this series.

The Drakkar won both of their first round home games, outscoring Victoriaville 13-6. Game 3 of that series was an 8-2 Baie-Comeau victory.

After tonight’s match, Game 4 is tomorrow in the same place at the same time.

Baie-ComeauSaint John
Record29-34-1-4 (6th East)50-15-0-3 (1st Maritimes)
Home Record18-13-0-3- - -
Road Record- - - 22-10-0-2
Goals For217298
Goals Against241180
Goals/Game3.15 (15th)4.34 (2nd)
GA/Game3.50 (8th)2.62 (16th)
Shots/Game30.7 (5th)32.99 (3rd)
SA/GAME28.08 (4th)26.60 (1st)
PIM/GAME15.8 (9th)16.6 (6th)
Scoring First20-8-1-135-3-0-0
Overall PP23.4% (6th)23.8% (5th)
Home PP22.4% (9th)- - -
Road PP- - -24.2% (4th)
Overall PK79.3% (7th)81.1% (5th)
Home PK85.3% (1st)- - - 
Road PK- - -78.2% (7th)

David Rose67174562
Carl Gelinas63253661
Tomas Filippi60193453

Saint John
Danick Gauthier66473986
Zack Phillips60305080
Jonathan Huberdeau37304272

Philippe Cadorette8-10-0-03.050.898
Jimmy Appleby10-15-1-33.850.866

Saint John
Mathieu Corbeil37-10-0-12.380.911
Sebastien Auger14-2-0-22.650.897

GAME ONE – Baie-Comeau 3, Saint John 9
GAME TWO – Baie-Comeau 2, Saint John 10
GAME THREE – Tuesday, April 10: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Henry-Leonard
GAME FOUR – Wednesday, April 11: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Henry-Leonard
*GAME FIVE – Friday, April 13: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Henry-Leonard
*GAME SIX – Monday, April 16: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
*GAME SEVEN – Tuesday, April 17: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
*If Necessary

November 4 – Saint John 7 at Baie-Comeau 0
November 5 – Saint John 3 at Baie-Comeau 2
November 13 – Baie-Comeau 3 at Saint John 5


  • Raphael Bussieres is expected to return tonight for the Drakkar after serving a suspension.
  • Zack Phillips leads the league in playoff scoring with 21 points.
  • Both teams have yet to lose when scoring first in the post-season.
  • The Sea Dogs are averaging 8.83 goals per game.

Quebec at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Shawinigan at Chicoutimi - 7:30 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EDT

The Sea Dogs and Drakkar meet again tomorrow night for Game 4 of the series. Same time, same place. 

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