Our recap. For the second straight game, the Saint John Sea Dogs and Chicoutimi Sagueneens needed overtime to decide a game. This time, it had a different result.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. Charlie Coyle scored in regulation and again in overtime to lift the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 3-2 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens Thursday.
The Canadian Press’ recap. Coyle cleanly won a draw, took a pass at centre ice off his skate, drove around a defender on the left wing and banged in his own rebound for his 13th goal of the playoffs.
Le Quotidien’s recap. Chicoutimi couldn’t connect on their chances early in the game.
UniversHockey.ca’s recap. No Alexandre Beauregard for the Sags again.
SN Live Blog Replay. #SirCharles
SERIES: Saint John now leads the best-of-seven semifinal playoff series 3-1.
MISSING IN ACTION: The Sea Dogs were without forwards Jason Cameron (healthy), Oliver Cooper (healthy), and Dylan McGuigan (healthy) along with defenseman Spencer MacDonald (bicep).
Former Sea Dog Alexandre Beauregard did not play again for Chicoutimi.
COYLE: Huge game for Charlie Coyle. The American scored twice – including the overtime winner – and setup Saint John’s other goal in the 3-2 win. He was a +3 and had six shots on goal.
Coyle now has 13 playoff goals which ties him with Nathan MacKinnon and Christian Ouellet for tops in the league. His 28 playoff points are also the most in the league.
After a hot start to the playoffs, Coyle has cooled off in the goal scoring department. Last night’s markers were his first since Game 4 in Baie-Comeau.
2ND PERIOD MESS: The Sea Dogs dominated the second period on Tuesday night, firing 24 shots on the Chicoutimi goal. But on Thursday, they didn’t have the same dominance. Chicoutimi tied it at 1-1 at 6:38. The Dogs took a 2-1 lead at 7:21. The Sags tied it again 20 seconds later. It was a wild frame that saw the Dogs outshoot the Sags 12-9.
Saint John has really struggled keeping leads in the past two games. They quickly blew two leads in Tuesday’s third period.
OT: This was just the second time this post-season that Saint John needed overtime to decide a game. They went to OT four times in last year’s playoff run.
It was the 10th time in franchise history that the Sea Dogs played an OT game in the playoffs. They improved their record to a solid 8-2.
|2008||Round 2, Game 6||at Bathurst||5-4 Win||Payton Liske|
|2009||Round 1, Game 1||at Cape Breton||5-4 Loss||Joey Haddad|
|2010||Round 1, Game 4||at PEI||2-1 Win||Tomas Jurco|
|2010||Round 4, Game 4||at Moncton||3-2 Win||Nick Petersen|
|2011||Round 2, Game 4||at Victoriaville||5-4 Win||Jonathan Huberdeau|
|2011||Round 3, Game 1||vs Lewiston||5-4 Win||Stephen MacAulay|
|2011||Round 4, Game 4||at Gatineau||4-3 Win||Ryan Tesink|
|2011||Round 4, Game 6||at Gatineau||3-2 Win||Alex Beauregard|
|2012||Round 3, Game 3||at Chicoutimi||5-4 Loss||Etienne Brodeur|
|2012||Round 3, Game 4||at Chicoutimi||3-2 Win||Charlie Coyle|
Coyle joined Payton Liske, Tomas Jurco, Nick Petersen, Jonathan Huberdeau, Stephen MacAulay, Ryan Tesink and Alexandre Beauregard as Saint John playoff OT heroes.
FACEOFFS: Saint John had a rough night in the faceoff circle, winning just 22 of 64 draws for a 34% rating. Charlie Coyle won just six of 23 draws.
GOALS: Jeremy Gregoire’s goal from last night via HockeyProspect.com.
Charles Hudon’s goal.
RDS has game highlights over on their site.
PHILLIPS: Zack Phillips had two assists. He leads the league in playoff assists with 19. He sits third in scoring with 25 points.
PRE-GAME: Former Sagueneens’ greats Guy Carbonneau, Marc Fortier, Francis Verreault-Paul, and David Desharnais were honoured prior to the game.
NOTES: Charlie Coyle had a Saint John high six shots… Stanislav Galiev had a team high four hits… Christian Ouellet had five shots for Chicoutimi… Andrew O’Brien had five hits… the Sags had 28 hits while the Dogs had 17.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Sags on Saturday night at 7:00pm at Harbour Station for Game 5. The Sea Dogs tweeted this afternoon roughly 1,000 tickets remain.
Photo courtesy of UniversHockey.ca.
Photo courtesy of UniversHockey.ca.