Sunday, September 30, 2012

GAMEDAY 5 - at Moncton

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Moncton Wildcats
Today at 4pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live Blog: SN
Moncton Coliseum – Moncton, NB
MONCTON –The Saint John Sea Dogs are on a roll.

After dropping their first game of the season, the Sea Dos have now won three straight games. All of those wins were decided by two goals or less. Saint John will look to continue their winning streak this afternoon in Moncton against the Wildcats. Game time is 4pm at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Sea Dogs and Wildcats just met this past Wednesday. The Sea Dogs pulled off an upset, defeating the Wildcats 4-2. Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals in that game.

Saint John, 3-1-0-0 overall and 1-0-0-0 on the road this season, are led by Huberdaeu and Ryan Tesink who each have seven points. Huberdeau has four goals and three assists while Tesink has three goals and four helpers.

Goaltender Sebastien Auger has been very good so far this season. He’s started each game this year and has a 1.98 goals against average and a 0.932 save percentage.

The Wildcats got off to a shaky start but are coming off a 7-4 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday. They are now 2-2-0-0 on the year but have been outscored 18-16.

Moncton is led by Alex Saulnier who has three goals and four assists in four games. His brother, Allain, has six points while Dmitri Jaskin and Ivan Barbashev each have five. Barbashev is still looking for his first QMJHL goal.

Goaltender Alex Dubeau is 2-2 with a 4.18 GAA to go with a 0.853 save percentage in four games.

Today's game is also Game 2 of the Brunswick News Rivalry Cup. So that's exciting.

The Q site continues to be a mess at the time of this posting. Some of the stats and rankings do not include last night's games.
MonctonSaint John
Home Record1-0-0-02-1-0-0
Road Record1-2-0-01-0-0-0
Goals For/Game3.92 (2nd)1.97 (14th)
Goals Against/Game4.41 (17th)1.72 (4th)
Shots For/Game33.55 (2nd)24.39 (11th)
Shots Against/Game28.65 (12th)20.45 (5th)
Overall PP27.3% (4th)20% (10th)
Home PP66.7% (1st)33.3% (5th)
Road PP12.5% (10th)0.00% (15th)
Overall PK60.9% (18th)76.9% (13th)
Home PK71.4% (16th)57.1% (17th)
Road PK56.2% (14th)100% (3rd)

Alex Saulnier4347
Allain Saulnier4336
Dmitri Jaskin4415

Saint John
Jonathan Huberdeau4437
Ryan Tesink4347
Stephen MacAulay3224

Alex Dubeau2-2-0-04.180.853
John Chartrand0-0-0-0- - -- - -

Saint John
Sebastien Auger3-1-0-01.980.932
Alex Fournier0-0-0-0- - -- - -

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-1 win over the Gatineau Olympiques last night at Harbour Station. Ryan Tesink scored twice while Jonathan Huberdeau added a single. Olivier Leblanc had two assists. Sebastien Auger made 34 saves in net.

The Wildcats are coming off a 7-4 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night. Ryan Penny, Allain Saulnier, and Dmitri Jaskin each scored twice for the Wildcats while Jonathan Racine added a solo marker. Ivan Barbashev and Alex Saulnier each recorded three assists. Alex Dubeau made 26 saves in net.

The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Their one and only previous meeting came this past Wednesday at Harbour Station when the Sea Dogs defeated the Wildcats 4-2. Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice while singles came from Stephen MacAulay and Ryan Tesink. Moncton had goals from Patrick Downe and Alex Saulnier. Sebastien Auger made 21 saves for the Dogs while Alex Dubeau made 31 for the ‘Cats.

  • Wednesday’s game saw Patrick Downe deliver an illegal hit to the head on Jonathan Huberdeau. Will there be any aftermath to this hit?
  • This is the second road game of the year for the Sea Dogs. They beat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-2 in overtime in their one other away game.
  • The Sea Dogs currently lead the Rivalry Cup standings 3-0.

Gatineau at P.E.I. - 3:00 PM ADT
Rimouski at Acadie-Bathurst - 4:00 PM ADT
Val-d'Or at Quebec - 3:00 PM EDT
Baie-Comeau at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EDT

The Sea Dogs host Nathan MacKinnon and the Halifax Mooseheads this Friday at Harbour Station.

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