Saint John Sea Dogs vs PEI Rocket
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Charlottetown Civic Centre – Charlottetown, PEI
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Saint John Sea Dogs wrap up a three-in-three tonight in Charlottetown.
The Sea Dogs are coming one of their most entertaining wins of the season as they defeated the Moncton Wildcats 4-2 last night at Harbour Station. It was quite a turnaround from Thursday’s disappointing 3-2 loss to the lowly Shawinigan Cataractes.
Saint John will look to carry the momentum gained from last night’s victory into this evening’s game on Prince Edward Island. The Dogs take on the Rocket at 7pm at the Charlottetown Civic Centre.
The Dogs have struggled against the Rocket this season, going 1-4-0-0 against them so far. They have three meetings left including tonight’s tilt.
Saint John enters play with a 21-33-1-0 record which is good for fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They have struggled over the past few weeks and are 2-7-1-0 in their last 10 games.
On the road this season the Sea Dogs are 10-16-1-0 and have been outscored 120-80.
PEI enters action tonight with a 31-21-2-0 record. They sit third in the Maritimes Division and ninth overall in the league. The Rocket are only five points back of the Moncton Wildcats who sit second in the division.
The Rocket are in battle for playoff positioning in the middle of the standings. The top eight teams will have home ice advantage in the first round. PEI currently sits ninth with 64 points but are just one-point of the Val-d’Or Foreurs who sit eighth and two back of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies who sit seventh.
PEI is led by two of the league’s top scorers in Ben Duffy and Josh Currie. Duffy sits second in the league in points with 86 while Currie is third with 83.
|Record||31-21-2-0 (3rd Maritimes)||21-33-1-0 (5th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||3.61 (8th)||2.63 (15th)|
|Goals Against/Game||3.41 (9th)||3.89 (14th)|
|Shots For/Game||31.42 (7th)||27.45 (14th)|
|Shots Against/Game||31.58 (12th)||35.25 (16th)|
|Overall PP||21.2% (12th)||22.0% (10th)|
|Home PP||23.7% (8th)||20.5% (12th)|
|Road PP||19.0% (10th)||23.4% (4th)|
|Overall PK||80.1% (6th)||75.4% (15th)|
|Home PK||87.8% (1st)||77.6% (13th)|
|Road PK||74.4% (14th)||73.0% (14th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats last night at Harbour Station. Jakub Izacky, Noah Zilbert, Connor Donaghey, and Maxime Villemaire scored for Saint John. Sebastien Auger was terrific in net, making 44 saves in the win.
The Rocket are coming off a 5-2 win in Bathurst last night. Matej Beran scored twice while singles came from Alex Micallef, Jack Nevins, and Yan Pavel Laplante. Maxime Lagace made 30 saves for the win in net.
The Sea Dogs are 1-4-0-0 against the Rocket this season while PEI is 4-0-1-0 against Saint John.
Their last meeting was on February 7 where the Rocket defeated the Sea Dogs 6-3 at Harbour Station. Jimmy Oligny, Victor Provencher, Erik Robichaud, Ben Duffy, Josh Currie, and Tomas Pavelka all scored for PEI. Saint John had goals from Pierre Durepos, Mackenzie Brown, and Noah Zilbert. Maxime Lagace made 31 saves in the win while Sebastien Auger made 37 in the loss.
- Currie is second in the league in goals with 40.
- Duffy has a league best 55 assists.
- Duffy is seventh in power play assists with 22.
- Currie has a league best nine shorthanded goals.
- Louick Marcotte is second in first goals with seven.
- Duffy is second in insurance goals with seven.
- Patrick McGrath leads the league in penalty minutes with 149.
- Alex Micallef is second in shorthanded assists with four.
- The Sea Dogs and Rocket meet again on March 6 in Saint John and March 17 in Charlottetown. March 17th is the final day of the regular season.
- Sea Dogs are 14-15-0-0 against Maritime Division teams this season.
- Alex Fournier will probably start in goal for Saint John.
OUT OF TOWN
Val-d'Or at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Cape Breton at Drummondville - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Rouyn-Noranda at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
The Sea Dogs host the Halifax Mooseheads on Wednesday at Harbour Station.