Our recap. Saint John returned to Harbour Station on Saturday evening to take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
The Cape Breton Post’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs needed extra time and a shootout to down the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles by a 2-1 count in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play in New Brunswick on Saturday.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
The Canadian Press’ recap. Jakub Izacky scored once in regulation and the shootout winner while Sebastien Auger made 32 saves as the Sea Dogs (19-25-0) halted their five-game winless streak by edging Cape Breton (9-29-8).
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs met the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at Harbour Station on the stormy Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. The Sea Dogs took the contest with a 2-1 shootout win.
CapeBretonEagles.com’s recap. Shootout goals by MacKenzie Brown and Jakub Izacky led the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in front of 3,584 fans on hand at Harbour Station on Saturday night.
SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida Panthers), Jurij Repe (broken hand), Connor Donaghey (upper body), David Weckworth (lower body), and Steven Duda (flu) on Saturday night.
Saint John dressed 13 forwards and five defensemen.
FIRST PERIOD: Saint John has struggled in first periods over the past few weeks but had an okay one on Saturday. They were out shot 13-5 but Cape Breton had three power play opportunities including a five-on-three advantage. The Eagles led 1-0 after one.
SCORING FIRST: The Sea Dogs have scored first in just 13 games this season. Only the Sherbrooke Phoenix (11) have done it less.
IZACKY: Jakub Izacky continued his solid second half on Saturday night. The import forward scored in the third period to tie the game and also scored what would prove to be the shootout winner. Izacky now has 14 goals and six assists in 39 games this year.
VILLEMAIRE: Maxime Villemaire had an assist on Izacky’s goal. He now has two goals and an assist in five games with Saint John this year.
OT: It looked Cape Breton may have scored in the final seconds of overtime as a shot went off the post. Play continued and the buzzer sounded. For whatever reason the play was not reviewed. It kept Saint John’s perfect overtime record intact, at least.
SHOOTOUT: In the shootout, Mackenzie Brown scored a beautiful marker and Jakub Izacky went high on David Honzik to score for Saint John. Michael Clarke scored Cape Breton’s only goal, a goal that had to be reviewed because the net came off. Clarke's goal was the first shootout goal the Sea Dogs have allowed this season. Saint John is 3-0 in shootouts.
STREAKS: Last night’s win ended Saint John’s losing streak at five games. Unfortunately for Cape Breton, their loss extends their losing streak to 10 games.
VS EAGLES: Saint John is now 4-1-0-0 against Cape Breton this season while the Screaming Eagles are 1-3-0-1 against the Sea Dogs. The two meet again on Tuesday in Sydney.
STANDINGS: Saint John remains fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the league with a 19-25-0-0 record. They are three points back of the Gatineau Olympiques and four back of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
NOTES: Sebastien Auger was named the Sea Dogs player of the month before the game… Marcus Cuomo was named the Sea Dogs scholastic player of the month… a stick got stuck in the Zamboni door in the first period and had to be yanked out by a referee… big cheer when it was announced in the third period that Jonathan Huberdeau had scored his first NHL goal… shots were 33-33… Mackenzie Brown and Maxime Villemaire each had four shots.
HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.
OUT OF TOWN
P.E.I. 2 at Chicoutimi 5
Halifax 5 at Sherbrooke 0
Drummondville 5 at Acadie-Bathurst 4
Val-d'Or 1 at Blainville-Boisbriand 5
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs take on the Moncton Wildcats this afternoon at 3pm at Harbour Station.
Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation
Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation