Sunday, April 29, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Sagueneens 3, Sea Dogs 4

A collection of recaps from last night’s 4-3 Saint John Sea Dogs overtime win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens…

Our recap. Stanislav Galiev scored at 11:19 of overtime to give the Saint John Sea Dogs a 4-3 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in Game 5 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s semifinals.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.’s recap. Mathieu Corbeil made 38 saves, several of them in spectacular fashion, to earn the win in the Saint John net.

The Canadian Press’ recap. For the third straight time in as many seasons, the Saint John Sea Dogs will have a chance to hoist the President's Cup.

Le Quotidien’s recap. The Sags feel Jonathan Huberdeau should have got five and a game for his hit on Charles Hudon.’s recap. Chicoutimi outshot Saint John 10-5 in overtime.

SN Live Blog replay. A night to remember at Harbour Station.

SERIES: This series is now over. Saint John wins it 4-1 and will advance to the President’s Cup final for a third straight year.

MISSING IN ACTION: The Sea Dogs were without forwards Oliver Cooper (healthy), Grant West (healthy), and Dylan MacGuigan (healthy) along with defenseman Spencer MacDonald (bicep). According to News 88.9, Jordan Moore has also rejoined the team but did not play on Saturday.

Chicoutimi was without former Sea Dog Alexandre Beauregard once again who has been battling multiple injuries. His QMJHL career is now over.

OT: These two teams liked overtime. This was the third straight game in this series that required extra time. Chicoutimi won 5-4 in OT in Game 3 before Saint John won 3-2 in Game 4. The Sea Dogs clinched the series with their OT win last night.

This was only the second time a playoff game at Harbour Station needed overtime.

We’ve been using this table all week so might as well bring it out again.

YearRound, GameOpponentScoreScorer
2008Round 2, Game 6at Bathurst5-4 WinPayton Liske
2009Round 1, Game 1at Cape Breton5-4 LossJoey Haddad
2010Round 1, Game 4at PEI2-1 WinTomas Jurco
2010Round 4, Game 4at Moncton3-2 WinNick Petersen
2011Round 2, Game 4at Victoriaville5-4 WinJonathan Huberdeau
2011Round 3, Game 1vs Lewiston5-4 WinStephen MacAulay
2011Round 4, Game 4at Gatineau4-3 WinRyan Tesink
2011Round 4, Game 6at Gatineau3-2 WinAlex Beauregard
2012Round 3, Game 3at Chicoutimi5-4 LossEtienne Brodeur
2012Round 3, Game 4at Chicoutimi3-2 WinCharlie Coyle
2012Round 3, Game 5vs Chicoutimi4-3 WinStanislav Galiev

Saint John is now 9-2 all-time in playoff overtime games.

HERO: Stanislav Galiev was the game’s first star, scoring two goals including the overtime winner. He was also a +2 and had eight shots. He now has 12 goals and 26 points in 13 playoff games this year. He had 27 points in 19 playoff contests last season.

“Huge win tonight,” tweeted Galiev last night. “Going to the finals 3 years in a row. Thank you all fans to support tonight.”

CORBEIL: Huge series for Mathieu Corbeil. He played one of his best games last night, making 38 saves in the win. He made some excellent stops all game long just like he had in the previous four games.

The 20-year old is now 12-0-1 with a 2.31 goals against average and a 0.914 save percentage in the playoffs.

HUBERDEAU: Some controversy just 18 seconds into this one as Jonathan Huberdeau hit Charles Hudon from behind. Hudon had to be helped off the ice and did not return. Huberdeau did not receive a penalty on the play. Here’s the video:

Sags head coach Marc-Etienne Hubert told Le Quotidien after the game that he felt Huberdeau deserved five and a game for the hit.

VILLEMAIRE: Note the hit that Maxime Villemaire took at 1:40 of the SeaDogsTV video below just before Stanislav Galiev scored. Yikes. Refs weren't calling a whole lot last night. 

HOME: Saint John improved to a perfect 7-0 at home in the playoffs with the win. They have outscored opponents 53-16.

SOLD OUT: Saint John finally sold out a playoff game on Saturday with 6,311 tickets sold for this one. There was a great atmosphere as well, like all playoff games should have.

The Sea Dogs are now averaging 5,281 fans per game this post-season.

VIDEO: Great video of last night's celebrations.

The handshakes.

NOTES: Galiev had a Sea Dogs high eight shots… bunch of Sea Dogs had three hits… bunch of Chicoutimi players had five shots… Andrew O’Brien had four hits… Steve Lebel had a goal, two assists, and was a +3 in the loss… after a solid two games in Chicoutimi, Jean-Gabriel Pageau was held pointless and was a -3… Saint John’s penalty kill was good again last night. The Sags went 0-for-4 on the power play…  Galiev’s OT winner came during some four-on-four play with O’Brien and Huberdeau in the box… what a series… see you Friday night.

HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.

NEXT GAME: Game 1 of the President’s Cup final is on Friday at 7:30pm at Harbour Station. The Sea Dogs will play either Rimouski or Halifax in the final. Tickets go on sale Tuesday morning. 

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