Saturday, November 16, 2013

GAMEDAY 25 - at Gatineau

GAMEDAY
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Gatineau Olympiques
Tonight at 8:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Robert Guertin Arena – Gatineau, Que.
PREVIEW
GATINEAU, Que. – It’s been a rough road trip for the Saint John Sea Dogs so far.

The Sea Dogs lost 4-2 in Victoriaville on Thursday night and 6-3 in Sherbrooke last night. They play their final game of this three-in-three Quebec road trip this evening at 8pm in Gatineau against the Olympiques.

Saint John has lost five straight and sit 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 6-16-0-2 record. They are also just 2-10-0-1 on the road this year and have lost eight straight away games.

If there is any good news for the Sea Dogs it’s that their offense hasn’t been as bad of late compared to a few weeks ago. Since being shutout on November 5th, the Dogs have scored 13 goals in four games. Unfortunately they have given up 25 over that same span.

The Dogs will face their toughest match of this road trip tonight. Gatineau, winners of three straight, enters play with a 17-8-0-0 record which is good for second in the Telus West Division and fourth overall in the league.

The Olympiques are led by Emile Poirier who has 16 goals and 18 assists for 34 points in 22 games. Gatineau also has an intriguing goaltending duo of Robert Steeves and Anthony Brodeur, the son of Martin Brodeur.

THE NUMBERS
GatineauSaint John
Record17-8-0-0 (2nd West)6-16-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record8-4-0-04-6-0-1
Road Record9-4-0-02-10-0-1
Goals For/Game3.45 (10th)2.39 (17th)
Goals Against/Game2.81 (2nd)3.55 (13th)
Shots For/Game28.40 (15th)30.72 (7th)
Shots Against/Game26.50 (2nd)37.44 (18th)
Overall PP15.6% (17th)21.2% (11th)
Home PP20.0% (13th)22.4% (8th)
Road PP11.3% (18th)20.0% (11th)
Overall PK80.3% (5th)80.7% (4th)
Home PK75.8% (14th)86.2% (3rd)
Road PK84.0% (2nd)75.4% (12th)
PIM/GAME20.517.2
Attendance2,2502,966

LEADING SCORERS
Gatineau
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Emile Poirier22161834
Martin Reway1981927
Vaclav Karabacek2591019

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper2471421
Nathan Noel248917
Olivier LeBlanc2451217

GOALTENDERS
Gatineau
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Robert Steeves11-6-0-02.770.896
Anthony Brodeur6-2-0-02.830.894

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger4-14-0-23.050.919
Antoine Landry2-2-0-04.310.879

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-3 loss last night in Sherbrooke. Matthew Highmore had a pair of goals while Olivier LeBlanc added a single marker. Sebastien Auger made 27 saves in the loss.

Gatineau also played last night, defeating the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3-1. Marc Beckstead, Taylor Burke, and Martin Reway all scored for the ‘Piques. Anthony Brodeur made 21 saves in the victory.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
This is the first meeting of the season between the Sea Dogs and Olympiques.

Last year, Saint John went 1-1-0-0 against Gatineau while the Olympiques went 1-1-0-0 against the Sea Dogs.

NOTES

  • This game ends a stretch of five straight road games for the Sea Dogs.
  • Emile Poirier is tied for the league lead in shorthanded goals with four.
  • Poirier is second in the league in game winning goals with five.
  • Vaclav Karabacek is fifth in rookie scoring with 19 points.
  • Martin Reway is on a three-game goal scoring streak.
  • These two teams meet again on February 12th in Saint John.
  • Alexandre Beauregard’s goal in Game 6 of the 2011 QMJHL Final. Never forget.
  • Game 1 of the Subway Super Series will be played in this building on Monday.

OUT OF TOWN
Val-d'Or at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Qu├ębec at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Rouyn-Noranda at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Drummondville at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Shawinigan at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night at Harbour Station.

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