Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Centre 200 – Sydney, NS
SYDNEY, NS – For the second time in four days, the Saint John Sea Dogs will battle the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Game time is 7pm at Sydney’s Centre 200.
The Sea Dogs and Screaming Eagles met at Harbour Station just this past Saturday. Cape Breton led for much of the game but Saint John tied it in the third period and eventually won in a shootout.
Cape Breton has lost 10 straight games entering this evening’s contest. They sit last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 9-29-3-5 record. They are four points back of the Sherbrooke Phoenix who hold the league’s final playoff spot.
This has been a bad, bad season in Cape Breton. From firings to players asking for trades to injuries, nothing has gone right for the Eagles.
William Carrier leads the Eagles in scoring with 42 points in 34 games this season. The draft eligible forward has not played since December 14 because of an injury.
Saint John enters play today with a 19-26-0-0 record. They sit fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the QMJHL. The Dogs are 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and are coming off a rough 7-0 loss to the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday afternoon.
The Dogs are three points back of 14th, four back of 13th, and five back of 12th. They are in a crucial stretch of games if they hope to move up the standings.
Jakub Izacky is Saint John’s active leading scorer with Jonathan Huberdeau gone. He has 20 points in 40 games this season.
|Cape Breton||Saint John|
|Record||9-29-3-5 (6th Maritimes)||19-26-0-0 (5th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||2.37 (17th)||2.64 (15th)|
|Goals Against/Game||4.28 (18th)||3.89 (14th)|
|Shots For/Game||26.13 (16th)||27.21 (14th)|
|Shots Against/Game||34.11 (14th)||34.91 (16th)|
|Overall PP||15.6% (16th)||19.9% (13th)|
|Home PP||16.2% (17th)||20.8% (12th)|
|Road PP||15.0% (15th)||19.0% (11th)|
|Overall PK||75.4% (14th)||76.0% (13th)|
|Home PK||73.3% (17th)||78.5% (11th)|
|Road PK||77.0% (8th)||73.3% (13th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-0 loss to the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station. Sebastien Auger allowed seven goals on 37 shots in the loss.
Cape Breton’s last game was a 2-1 shootout loss in Saint John on Saturday night. Justin Hache scored for the Eagles in regulation time. David Honzik made 32 stops in the loss.
Saint John is 4-1-0-0 against Cape Breton this season while the Screaming Eagles are 1-3-0-1 against the Sea Dogs.
Their last meeting was on Saturday where the Sea Dogs edged the Screaming Eagles 2-1 in a shootout. Jakub Izacky scored for Saint John while Justin Hache connected for Cape Breton. Sebastien Auger and David Honzik each made 32 saves. Michael Clarke, Izacky, and Mackenzie Brown had shootout goals.
- The Screaming Eagles have not won a game since December 16, a 7-5 victory over the Titan.
- Sea Dogs forward Brett Malone played 25 games with the Screaming Eagles earlier this season. He recorded three goals.
- Cape Breton is just 3-17-2-4 against Maritime Division teams.
- Surely Alex Fournier starts in goal tonight for Saint John.
- Defenseman David Mosher tweeted yesterday that he has joined the Sea Dogs for this road trip. He has a goal and six assists in 30 games with the MHL’s Truro Bearcats.
OUT OF TOWN
Sherbrooke at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Chicoutimi - 7:30 PM EST
The Sea Dogs host the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Saturday night at Harbour Station.