Wednesday, November 27, 2013

GAMEDAY 28 - vs Islanders

GAMEDAY
Charlottetown Islanders vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
PREVIEW
SAINT JOHN – The Charlottetown Islanders have been slump busters for the Saint John Sea Dogs this season.

On November 2nd at Harbour Station, the Sea Dogs ended a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Islanders. Tonight at 99 Station St. the Dogs will be looking to end an eight-game skid against the very same Isles squad. Puck drop takes place at 7pm.

Saint John has not won a game since that November 2nd victory. They are 1-8-0-1 in their last 10 games and sit 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a record of 6-18-0-3. It’s been a rough stretch to say the least.

Tonight’s contest begins a stretch of five straight home games for the Sea Dogs. They will then close out the first half with four straight on the road.

After a hot start to the season, Charlottetown has cooled down over the past few weeks. The Isles sit second in the Telus Maritimes Division and 11th overall in the QMJHL with a 13-11-1-2 record. They are just 3-6-1-0 in their last 10 and have lost back-to-back games.

Rookie Daniel Sprong leads Charlottetown in scoring with 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points in 27 games. His 13 goals are the most on the team and his 17 assists tie him with Jack Nevins for the team high. Sprong sits second in the QMJHL rookie scoring.

THE NUMBERS
CharlottetownSaint John
Record13-11-1-2 (3rd Maritimes)6-18-0-3 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record6-3-1-24-6-0-2
Road Record7-8-0-02-12-0-1
Goals For/Game3.34 (10th)2.30 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.41 (10th)3.70 (15th)
Shots For/Game32.96 (4th)29.78 (10th)
Shots Against/Game37.05 (17th)37.57 (18th)
Overall PP24.3% (5th)21.0% (12th)
Home PP28.8% (3rd)21.1% (12th)
Road PP20.3% (11th)20.8% (10th)
Overall PK80.1% (3rd)78.4% (11th)
Home PK86.2% (1st)85.7% (2nd)
Road PK76.1% (12th)71.8% (16th)
PIM/GAME19.917.0
Attendance2,5483,002

LEADING SCORERS
Charlottetown
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Daniel Sprong27131730
Jack Nevins27111728
Alexandre Goulet2710919

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper2771421
Olivier LeBlanc2751419
Nathan Noel279918

GOALTENDERS
Charlottetown
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Antoine Bibeau7-6-1-23.220.916
Eric Brassard5-5-0-03.020.915

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger4-15-0-33.030.920
Antoine Landry2-3-0-04.990.860

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-0 loss in Halifax on Saturday night. Sebastien Auger made 37 saves in the loss.

The Islanders are coming off a 2-1 loss in Baie-Comeau on Saturday. Alexandre Goulet scored Charlottetown’s only goals while Antoine Bibeau made 43 saves in the loss.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 1-2-0-1 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 3-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Their last meeting was on November 2nd at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Islanders 4-2. Oliver Cooper had a hat trick in that game for Saint John while Matthew Highmore added a single. Alexandre Goulet and Jack Nevin scored for Charlottetown. Sebastien Auger made 46 saves in the win while Eric Brassard made 34 in the loss.


NOTES
  • More pre-game numbers from the Islanders Gameday blog.
  • You could win a car at tonight’s game.
  • Jack Nevins is second in the league in penalty minutes with 70.
  • Daniel Spring sits second in rookie scoring, second in rookie goal scoring, and second in rookie assist getting. Halifax’s Nikolaj Ehlers leads all categories.
  • The Isles are weirdly 3-6-1-2 when scoring first this season.
  • If you are wondering if the weather might affect tonight’s game:
OUT OF TOWN
Chicoutimi at Qu├ębec - 7:00 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs host Anthony Mantha and the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Friday night at Harbour Station.

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