Friday, November 22, 2013

GAMEDAY 26 - vs Screaming Eagles

GAMEDAY
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:30pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
PREVIEW


SAINT JOHN – For just the second time this season, the Saint John Sea Dogs and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will face each other tonight.

The two Maritimes Division rivals have met just once this year and that was way back on October 4th in Sydney. The two meet tonight at 7:30pm at Harbour Station and then play each other three times in December.

Cape Breton won that game on October 4th, 5-3. The Sea Dogs blew a two-goal lead in that one. Nathan Noel had a goal and an assist.

Things are not as cheery in Saint John these days as they were when these two last met. The Sea Dogs enter action tonight on a six-game losing streak and are 1-8-0-1 in their last 10 games. Their 6-17-0-2 record places them 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

As we noted yesterday, during this six-game skid, the Port City squad has allowed 34 goals while scoring 17. The team’s penalty kill has also been struggling of late.

The Screaming Eagles enter action tonight with a 12-10-0-3 record which is good for 11th overall. They are 5-4-0-1 in their last 10.

American Cameron Darcy leads the Eagles in scoring with 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points in 25 games.

THE NUMBERS
Cape BretonSaint John
Record12-10-0-3 (3rd Maritimes)6-17-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record7-5-0-04-6-0-1
Road Record5-5-0-32-11-0-1
Goals For/Game3.58 (8th)2.46 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.66 (14th)3.72 (15th)
Shots For/Game31.11 (6th)30.42 (9th)
Shots Against/Game27.88 (7th)37.39 (18th)
Overall PP23.4% (7th)21.9% (10th)
Home PP33.9% (1st)22.4% (10th)
Road PP14.5% (15th)21.4% (9th)
Overall PK76.5% (12th)78.9% (7th)
Home PK75.4% (13th)86.2% (3rd)
Road PK77.4% (9th)72.3% (16th)
PIM/GAME15.417.4
Attendance2,2962,966

LEADING SCORERS
Cape Breton
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Cameron Darcy25142236
William Carrier2382028
Kyle Farrell2213922

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper2571421
Olivier LeBlanc2551419
Matthew Highmore258917

GOALTENDERS
Cape Breton
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Alex Bureau5-5-0-24.230.847
Chase Marchand4-2-0-01.740.935

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger4-14-0-23.050.919
Antoine Landry2-3-0-04.990.860

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off an 8-4 loss to the Gatineau Olympiques on Saturday. Mackenzie Brown, Matthew Highmore, Michael Abbott, and Stephen Anderson scored for Saint John. Antoine Landry made 28 saves in the loss.

Cape Breton is coming off a 5-4 overtime victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday. Charles-Eric Legare, Cameron Darcy, Justin Hache, Maxime Lazarev, and Julien Pelletier scored for the Eagles. Alex Bureau made 18 saves for the win.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Their only previous meeting this season came on October 4th in Sydney where the Screaming Eagles defeated the Sea Dogs 5-3. Will Thompson, Stephen Anderson, and Nathan Noel scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 26 stops in the loss. Cameron Darcy, Julien Pelletier, Jeremy Beaudry, Nicholas Dozzi, and Raphael Corriveau had goals for Cape Breton and Maxime Lagace made 23 saves for the win.


NOTES

  • The Sea Dogs play six of their next seven games at Harbour Station.
  • Cameron Darcy’s 36 points place him fifth in QMJHL scoring.
  • Justin Hache is seventh in QMJHL defensemen scoring with 20 points.
  • The Screaming Eagles are above .500 for the first time in about 60 years or so.
  • The Eagles announced this week that goaltender Chase Marchand will remain with the team for the rest of the season.
  • Tonight’s game is 97.3 The Wave Night. Select fans will be given the chance to win $500.

OUT OF TOWN
Acadie-Bathurst at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Qu├ębec - 7:00 PM EST
Moncton at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Shawinigan at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EST
Gatineau at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs travel to Halifax tomorrow night to battle the Mooseheads.

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