Sunday, January 20, 2013

GAMEDAY 45 - vs Wildcats

Moncton Wildcats vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Today at 3:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – Phillip Danault and the Moncton Wildcats are in town this afternoon to take on the Saint John Sea Dogs. Game time is 3pm at Harbour Station.

The Sea Dogs and Wildcats met just this past Wednesday with Moncton winning 7-1 in a lopsided affair. The Wildcats’ offense of Dmitrij Jaskin, Ivan Barbashev, and the newly acquired Phillip Danault dominated the Sea Dogs for the majority of the game.

Moncton enters today’s game on a three-game winning streak. They are 27-16-1-0 and sit second in the Telus Maritimes Division and sixth overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The ‘Cats are hanging with the pack of teams in the upper half of the league who are all fighting for positioning.

Jaskin is having quite a season with the Wildcats. He leads the team in scoring with 28 goals and 35 assists in 34 games this year.

Saint John enters plays today with a 19-25-0-0 record. They sit fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the league. They are 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and ended their five-game losing streak yesterday with a 2-1 shootout win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

With Jonathan Huberdeau gone, Jakub Izacky is Saint John’s active scoring leader. He has 14 goals and six assists for 20 points.

MonctonSaint John
Record27-16-1-0 (2nd Maritimes)19-25-0-0 (5th Maritimes)
Home Record17-5-1-010-12-0-0
Road Record10-11-0-09-13-0-0
Goals For/Game3.98 (4th)2.70 (15th)
Goals Against/Game3.28 (7th)3.82 (14th)
Shots For/Game35.63 (2nd)27.30 (14th)
Shots Against/Game26.66 (4th)34.86 (17th)
Overall PP28.1% (3rd)20.3% (12th)
Home PP33.9% (2nd)21.6% (12th)
Road PP19.2% (10th)19.0% (11th)
Overall PK76.0% (13th)77.1% (12th)
Home PK81.9% (7th)81.0% (10th)
Road PK69.2% (17th)73.3% (13th)

Dmitrij Jaskin34283563
Allain Saulnier44213758
Alex Saulnier44193352

Saint John
Jonathan Huberdeau30162945
Jakub Izacky3914620
Oliver Cooper436814

Alex Dubeau19-12-1-03.050.884
Cole Holowenko7-4-0-03.190.881

Saint John
Sebastien Auger19-19-0-03.160.908
Alex Fournier0-6-0-06.440.824

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 shootout victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles last night at Harbour Station. Jakub Izacky scored in regulation for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 32 saves for the win in net.

The Wildcats are coming off a 6-3 win over the Screaming Eagles on Friday at the Moncton Coliseum. Ivan Barbashev scored twice while singles came from Phillip Danault, Allain Saulnier, Dmitrij Jaskin, and Lucas Batt. Cole Holowenko made 22 saves in the win.

The Sea Dogs are 4-1-0-0 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 1-3-1-0 against Saint John.

Their last meeting was just this past Wednesday where the Sea Dogs lost 7-1 to the Wildcats in Moncton. Ivan Barbashev and Dmitrij Jaskin each had two goals while singles came from Jonathan Racine, Phillip Danault, and Yannick Veilleux. Matthew Highmore scored for Saint John. Alex Dubeau made 23 saves in net for the win. Sebastien Auger allowed seven goals on 42 shots while Alex Fournier made six saves in relief.

  • Dmitrij Jaskin is sixth in the league in scoring with 63 points in 34 games.
  • Jaskin is ninth in goals with 28.
  • Allain Saulnier is fifth in assists with 37.
  • Yannick Veilleux is third in power play goals with 13.
  • Jonathan Racine is seventh in penalty minutes with 101.
  • Ivan Barbashev is fourth in rookie scoring with 42 points.

Rouyn-Noranda at Quebec - 3:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EST
Acadie-Bathurst at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST

The Sea Dogs are in Sydney to take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Tuesday at 7pm.

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