Thursday, November 7, 2013

GAMEDAY 21 - at Moncton

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Moncton Wildcats
Tonight at 7:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Moncton Coliseum – Moncton, NB
MONCTON – The Saint John Sea Dogs will be looking to at least score a goal tonight.

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Tuesday night at Harbour Station. Saint John looked flat and were shutout for the second time this season. The Dogs will be looking to rebound from that loss tonight when they take on the Moncton Wildcats this evening at 7pm.

Saint John enters play today with a 6-12-0-2 record which places them last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They are two points back of the 16th-place Titan and six points up on last place Shawinigan.

The Dogs are only 1-8-0-1 in their last 10 games. They ended their nine-game losing streak last Saturday but could not carry over that momentum into Tuesday’s contest.

Oliver Cooper leads the team in scoring with seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 20 games.

The Wildcats enter action with a 9-12-0-1 record which is good for fourth in the Maritimes Division and 14th overall. They are 4-5-0-1 in their last 10.

Ivan Barbashev, who returned to the Moncton lineup last Friday in Saint John, leads the Wildcats in scoring with eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points in 17 games. He’s pretty good.

MonctonSaint John
Record9-12-0-1 (4th Maritimes)6-12-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record4-7-0-04-6-0-1
Road Record5-5-0-12-6-0-1
Goals For/Game2.98 (13th)2.22 (18th)
Goals Against/Game3.38 (8th)3.01 (5th)
Shots For/Game29.73 (11th)31.01 (7th)
Shots Against/Game29.01 (9th)36.84 (18th)
Overall PP19.3% (15th)19.8% (13th)
Home PP22.6% (11th)22.4% (12th)
Road PP15.4% (14th)15.9% (13th)
Overall PK81.9% (1st)80.8% (2nd)
Home PK78.3% (9th)86.2% (3rd)
Road PK85.4% (1st)73.2% (13th)

Ivan Barbashev1781624
Christopher Caissy2271522
Christophe Lalonde2213720

Saint John
Oliver Cooper2071017
Olivier LeBlanc2041014
Michael Abbott145712

Alex Dubeau9-10-0-12.720.908
Graham Hunt0-2-0-05.460.783

Saint John
Sebastien Auger4-11-0-22.700.928
Antoine Landry2-1-0-03.570.895

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Tuesday night at Harbour Station. Sebastien Auger made 44 saves in the loss.

The Wildcats are coming off a 6-2 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders on Sunday at the Coliseum. JC Campagna and Christophe Lalonde each had two goals while singles came from Conor Garland and Mark Simpson.

The Sea Dogs are 1-2-0-0 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 2-1-0-0 against Saint John.

The last time these two met was on November 1st at Harbour Station where the Wildcats defeated the Sea Dogs 6-2. JC Campagna had a pair of goals in that game while Moncton singles came from Garrett Johnston, Mathieu Olivier, Ivan Barbashev, and Christophe Lalonde. Sea Dogs goals came from Spencer Smallman and Oliver Cooper. Alex Dubeau made 26 saves for the win while Sebastien Auger made 36 in the loss.

  • The Wildcats withdrew their bid from hosting the 2015 Memorial Cup this week because they play in a sauna.
  • Moncton leads the all-important Rivalry Cup standings 2-1.
  • Christopher Caissy, Moncton’s second leading scorer, is out indefinitely with a lower body injury suffered on Sunday.
  • The Sea Dogs have lost four straight road games. They play their next five games away from Harbour Station.

Charlottetown at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Drummondville at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST

The Sea Dogs are in Halifax on Saturday night to battle the Mooseheads.

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