Acadie-Bathurst Titan vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Saint John Sea Dogs have nearly identical records. That will change tonight when the two meet at 7pm at Harbour Station.
The Sea Dogs ended their nine-game losing streak on Saturday night at Harbour Station with a 4-2 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders. It was Saint John’s first win since October 6th against the Titan.
Saint John is led offensively by Oliver Cooper who, following a four point game on Saturday, has seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 19 games. Cooper also leads the team in goals and is tied for the team lead in assists with Olivier LeBlanc.
Will Antoine Landry get the start in goal tonight? Sebastien Auger got the start this past Friday and Saturday and the Dogs play tonight, Thursday in Moncton, and Saturday in Halifax. Also, two of Landry’s three starts this year have been against Bathurst. We’ll see what happens.
The Titan enter play tonight on a four-game losing streak. They have dropped from near the middle of standings to where they are today – outside of the playoff picture.
Raphael Lafontaine leads Bathurst in scoring with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points.
The Titan will have a different look tonight following a large trade made yesterday. Dominic Beauchemin and Patrik Zdrahal were shipped out to Rimouski in exchange for former Sea Dog Scott Oke and prospect Charles Anthony Poulin.
|Record||6-11-1-1 (6th Maritimes)||6-11-0-2 (5th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||2.56 (16th)||2.34 (17th)|
|Goals Against/Game||3.86 (14th)||3.12 (6th)|
|Shots For/Game||29.32 (12th)||31.12 (7th)|
|Shots Against/Game||37.19 (18th)||36.42 (16th)|
|Overall PP||13.3% (18th)||21.2% (11th)|
|Home PP||17.4% (15th)||25.0% (10th)|
|Road PP||9.1% (18th)||15.9% (13th)|
|Overall PK||78.0% (7th)||80.6% (3rd)|
|Home PK||81.2% (4th)||86.5% (3rd)|
|Road PK||75.4% (9th)||73.2% (13th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders on Saturday at Harbour Station. Oliver Cooper scored a hat trick while Matthew Highmore added a single. Sebastien Auger made 46 saves for the win.
The Titan are coming off a 6-2 loss in Cape Breton on Saturday. Patrick Walsh and Patrik Zdrahal scored for Bathurst. Mason McDonald allowed three goals on eight shots while Jacob Brennan allowed three goals on 25 shots in relief.
The Sea Dogs are 2-1-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 1-1-0-1 against Saint John.
These teams last met on October 6th in Bathurst where the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 5-4 in a shootout. Joey Richard had two goals for Saint John while singles came from Michael Abbott and Nathan Noel. Bathurst had goals from Robert Pelletier, Christophe Boivin, Dominic Beauchemin, and Alexandros Soumakis. Antoine Landry made 34 saves in the win while Jacob Brennan made 43 saves in the loss.
- Sea Dogs are 3-0-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Second Tuesday game of the year for Saint John. Their last one was a 4-2 win versus Halifax.
The Sea Dogs travel to Moncton and face the Wildcats on Thursday night.