Saturday, January 26, 2013

GAMEDAY 47 - vs Phoenix

Sherbrooke Phoenix vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – The Sherbrooke Phoenix make their first ever visit to Saint John tonight as they take on the Sea Dogs at 7pm at Harbour Station.

The expansion franchise is 1-1-0-0 against the Sea Dogs this season with both of those games being played in Sherbrooke. Their last meeting was on January 13 where the Phoenix shutout the Dogs 3-0. Saint John will look to get some revenge tonight.

Sherbrooke got off to a bad start but they have improved as the season has gone on. If the playoffs started today, they would be in them. They sit 16th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League standings with a 13-28-2-4 record.

This is the second game of a three-in-three Maritime road trip for Sherbrooke. They lost 7-2 in Halifax last night, play in Saint John tonight, and travel to Bathurst tomorrow.

Michael McNamee leads the Phoenix in scoring with 17 goals and 25 assists for 42 points in 45 games.

The Sea Dogs enter play today with a 19-27-0-0 record and sit fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the league. Saint John has lost two straight and are 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games.

Jakub Izacky is Saint John’s active leading scorer with 14 goals and seven assists for 21 points in 41 games.

Pretty big game for the Sea Dogs tonight. Saint John hits the road for Quebec this week and doesn’t play at Harbour Station again until February 7.

SherbrookeSaint John
Record13-28-2-4 (6th West)19-27-0-0 (5th Maritimes)
Home Record7-11-2-410-13-0-0
Road Record6-17-0-09-14-0-0
Goals For/Game2.57 (16th)2.60 (15th)
Goals Against/Game4.16 (17th)3.85 (14th)
Shots For/Game 25.91 (17th)27.18 (14th)
Shots Against/Game35.22 (17th)34.95 (16th)
Overall PP14.8% (18th)20.1% (13th)
Home PP17.5% (16th)21.8% (12th)
Road PP11.2% (18th)19.4% (9th)
Overall PK77.2% (11th)76.3% (13th)
Home PK77.9% (13th)78.5% (11th)
Road PK76.5% (10th)74.0% (11th)

Michael McNamee45172542
Denis Kamaev43102636
Alexandre Comtois47161834

Saint John
Jonathan Huberdeau30162945
Jakub Izacky4114721
Pierre Durepos2341115

Jacob Gervais-Chouinard12-16-1-33.890.890
Jack Flinn1-12-1-14.530.871

Saint John
Sebastien Auger19-20-0-03.260.906
Alex Fournier0-7-0-05.900.839

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 loss in Cape Breton on Tuesday night. Pierre Durepos scored Saint John’s only goal. Alex Fournier made 35 saves in the loss.

Sherbrooke is coming off a 7-2 loss in Halifax last night. Steve Lebel scored both goals for the Phoenix. Jack Flinn made 32 stops in the loss. Video via John Moore:

Saint John is 1-1-0-0 against Sherbrooke this season while the Phoenix are 1-1-0-0 against the Sea Dogs as well.

Their last meeting was on January 13 in Sherbrooke where the Phoenix defeated the Sea Dogs 3-0. Alexandre Comtois scored twice for Sherbrooke while Vincent Deslauriers added a single. Jacob Gervais-Chouinard made 23 saves for the shutout win. Sebastien Auger made 40 stops in the loss.

Former Sea Dog Benjamin Hade tweets that he will be the Phoenix lineup tonight.

Hade, traded to Sherbrooke during the QMJHL trading period, has a goal in five games with the Phoenix.

  • Daniel Audette, the first overall pick in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft, has six goals and 10 assists in 33 games this season.
  • Oliver Cooper hasn’t registered a point since December 31.
  • Use your Sea Dogs season ticket holder gift card if you haven’t already. Expires January 31.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau and the Panthers take on Sean Couturier and the Flyers tonight.

P.E.I. at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Quebec at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Acadie-Bathurst at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Shawinigan at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Rimouski at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Victoriaville - 7:30 PM EST

The Sea Dogs hit the road and take on the Tigres in Victoriaville on Wednesday night at 8pm.

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