Our recap. The Baie-Comeau Drakkar find themselves in a big hole as their quarter-final playoff series shifts to Quebec.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
Plein Jour de Baie-Comeau’s recap. The Sea Dogs went 5-for-7 on the power play.
Le Soleil’s recap. The Drakkar had a couple of power play chances early in the first but couldn’t connect.
The Canadian Press’ recap. Phillips has registered a multi-point performance in all six games he's played this post season and now has six goals and 21 points to lead all QMJHL skaters in playoff scoring.
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. Grant West dropped Samuel Noreau with a two-punch knockdown. Three seconds later Ian Saab brought Harbour Station to its feet with a one-punch KO of Gabriel Verpaelst.
SN Live Bog replay. Another close one!
MISSING IN ACTION: Forward Devon Oliver-Dares (collarbone) and defenseman Spencer MacDonald (bicep) were out with injuries. Forwards Dylan McGuigan and Oliver Cooper and defenseman Jordan Moore were healthy scratches.
SERIES: With the win, Saint John now leads the best-of-seven quarter-final playoff series 2-0. The series now shifts to Baie-Comeau for the week.
PHILLIPS: Zack Phillips tied the team record for points in a playoff game by recording two goals and three assists for five points. He now leads the league in playoff scoring with 21 points in just six games. He also has a league high 15 helpers.
COYLE: For the first time this post-season, Charlie Coyle did not score a goal. Instead, he setup four goals to finish the game with four assists. Coyle, who had some friends/family in town for this weekend’s games, now has 10 goals and 10 assists in six playoff games.
ROUSSEL: Charles Roussel had a big night offensively, registering a goal and three assists. He was named first star for his performance. All of Roussel’s assists came in the second period.
GALIEV: Stanislav Galiev had two goals and an assist in the win. He nearly had a hat trick but his second period goal was awarded to Tomas Jurco upon further review.
RECORDS: Here are some tweets from Denis Demers, a stats man for the league.
N.Beaulieu (SNB, 40pts), has broken tonight a record, # of points by a DEF #Seadogs (S.Després, 39).
J.Huberdeau (SNB), 30th career goal in playoffs. LG Active leader, and he is the 41st of the history.
Z.Phillips (SNB), 2nd 5pt-game in career in playoffs; tied #SeaDogs record: “Most PTS, one Plf Gm”
C-O.Roussel (SNB, 4pts tonight), just tied the record : “Most PTS by DEF of #SeaDogs, playoff game”
FIGHTS: There were two fights in this one and they came just three seconds apart in the second period. The first saw Grant West drop Samuel Noreau with just a couple of punches. After the next faceoff, Ian Saab sent Gabriel Verpaelst to the ice with a big blow to the head. Saab waved his hands in the air after the tilt, asking for more noise. He received an unsportsmanlike misconduct for his actions. It was still awesome.
SECOND: The Sea Dogs exploded in the second period again just as they have all year long. They scored five goals in the middle frame on Saturday and have now outscored opponents 26-7 in middle stanzas.
GOALS: Saint John has been scoring goals at an incredible pace this post-season. They now have 53 in six games for an average of 8.83 per game. Saturday’s game was the second time they have hit double-digits and the fifth time they have scored eight goals or more.
POWER PLAY: The Sea Dogs went 5-for-7 on the power play. They also had several chances while shorthanded. Saint John is 8-for-14 in the series so far.
NOTES: Saint John outhit Baie-Comeau 24-17… Tomas Jurco had a Sea Dogs high four goals… Jonathan Huberdeau had his first goal of the series in the second period… Sam Carrier had two assists for the Drakkar… David Rose had five shots… there were six unsportsmanlike conduct penalties/misconducts handed out in this game… Philippe Cadorette was pulled again. He allowed six goals on 18 shots... Saint John and Quebec are the only teams that have not suffered losses in the playoffs... Sea Dogs fans mocked Drakkar fans by performing the rowing motion throughout the game. Good stuff.
HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.
OUT OF TOWN
Rimouski 0 at Blainville-Boisbriand 2 – series tied 1-1
Halifax 3 at Quebec 4 (OT) – Quebec leads series 2-0
Chicoutimi 2 at Shawinigan 7 – series tied 1-1
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs travel to Baie-Comeau for Game 3 on Tuesday night at 8:30pm.