Saint John Sea Dogs vs Halifax Mooseheads
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Halifax Metro Centre – Halifax, NS
HALIFAX – The Saint John Sea Dogs will try to end a seven-game losing streak tonight in Halifax.
The Sea Dogs’ latest losing skid was extended to seven with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles last night. Nathan Noel scored Saint John’s only goal while Sebastien Auger made 39 saves in 65 minutes of action.
Tonight, things won’t get any easier for the Dogs as they take on the Mooseheads at the Metro Centre at 7pm.
Halifax has found their mojo again. They have won eight straight games, are 9-1-0-0 in their last 10 games, and sit second overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 20-8-0-0 record.
These two met two weeks ago and Saint John nearly completed a big time third period comeback but fell short, 7-5. They’ll need to play like they did in that third period tonight if they want to pull off an upset.
|Record||20-8-0-0 (1st Maritimes)||6-17-0-3 (6th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||4.18 (3rd)||2.39 (17th)|
|Goals Against/Game||2.84 (3rd)||3.65 (14th)|
|Shots For/Game||32.65 (4th)||30.08 (9th)|
|Shots Against/Game||27.05 (5th)||37.41 (18th)|
|Overall PP||21.7% (10th)||21.3% (11th)|
|Home PP||17.5% (16th)||21.1% (12th)|
|Road PP||27.0% (4th)||21.4% (10th)|
|Overall PK||78.6% (9th)||78.9% (7th)|
|Home PK||84.7% (3rd)||85.7% (2nd)|
|Road PK||72.6% (15th)||72.3% (16th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles last night at Harbour Station. Nathan Noel scored Saint John’s only goal while Sebastien Auger made 39 saves in the loss.
The Mooseheads destroyed the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 9-2 last night at the Metro Centre. Brent Andrews and Mackenzie Weegar each had two goals while singles came from Andrew Ryan, Vincent Watt, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jonathan Drouin, and Luca Ciampini. Drouin and Darcy Ashley each had four assists. Zach Fucale made 25 saves.
The Sea Dogs are 1-2-0-0 against the Mooseheads this season while Halifax is 2-1-0-0 against Saint John.
Their last meeting was two weeks ago at the Metro Centre when the Moose defeated the Sea Dogs 7-5. Brent Andrews, Matt Murphy, and Nikolaj Ehlers each had two goals while Jonathan Drouin added a single. Stephen Anderson had a pair of goals for Saint John and Will Thompson, Nathan Noel, and Noah Zilbert also scored. Zach Fucale made 17 saves while the combo of Sebastien Auger and Antoine Landry made 39.
- Jonathan Drouin has put up unlimited points this month. He has 28 points so far in November.
- Drouin is second in the league in scoring with 44 points. He is 11 points back of Anthony Mantha who has played six more games.
- Mooseheads goaltender Zach Fucale leads the league in wins with 16.
- Nikolaj Ehlers leads all rookies in scoring with 36 points.
OUT OF TOWN
Charlottetown at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Québec at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST
The Sea Dogs host the Charlottetown Islanders on Wednesday night at Harbour Station.