Saturday, December 7, 2013

GAMEDAY 32 - vs Screaming Eagles

GAMEDAY
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 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 good news for the Saint John Sea Dogs is that they won’t have much time to dwell on one of their worst performances of the season.

The Sea Dogs lost 5-0 on home ice to the Victoriaville Tigres – who sit 13th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – last night. Saint John’s struggling offense was the main story as it hard a difficult time getting anything going.

But the Sea Dogs will have an opportunity to make up for last night’s game as they host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles this evening at 7pm at Harbour Station. It is Saint John’s final home game of the first half.

Saint John enters action tonight with a 7-21-0-3 record and are last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall. Not that it matters a ton, but the 18th overall Shawinigan Cataractes are slowly gaining ground on the Dogs. With a win last night, the Cataractes are four points back and have played one less game.

Oliver Cooper leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points in 31 games.

Meanwhile, the Screaming Eagles enter play today on a three-game winning streak. They sit second in the Maritimes Division and 10th overall with a 16-11-0-3 record. They are also a solid 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 games.

American Cameron Darcy continues to lead the Eagles in scoring with 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points in 30 games.

THE NUMBERS
Cape BretonSaint John
Record16-11-0-3 (2nd Maritimes)7-21-0-3 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record9-6-0-05-9-0-2
Road Record7-5-0-32-12-0-1
Goals For/Game3.61 (7th)2.29 (18th)
Goals Against/Game3.51 (13th)3.76 (15th)
Shots For/Game31.79 (5th)29.51 (11th)
Shots Against/Game28.12 (8th)37.46 (18th)
Overall PP22.4% (10th)19.9% (13th)
Home PP30.0% (1st)19.1% (15th)
Road PP15.9% (14th)20.8% (11th)
Overall PK76.6% (13th)76.5% (14th)
Home PK75.4% (15th)80.8% (6th)
Road PK77.9% (7th)71.8% (16th)
PIM/GAME15.016.2
Attendance2,4483,027

LEADING SCORERS
Cape Breton
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Cameron Darcy30162440
William Carrier2882331
Kyle Farrell27141327

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper3191726
Olivier LeBlanc3151722
Nathan Noel31101121

GOALTENDERS
Cape Breton
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Alex Bureau9-5-0-23.770.865
Chase Marchand4-3-0-01.930.929

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger5-17-0-33.100.917
Antoine Landry2-4-0-04.990.867

LAST GAME
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-0 loss to the Victoriaville Tigres last night. Sebastien Auger made 29 saves in the loss.

The Screaming Eagles are coming off a 6-3 win over the Quebec Remparts on Wednesday night at Centre 200. Charles-Eric Legare had two goals while singles came from Timothe Simard, Raphael Corriveau, Maxim Lazarev, and Jeremy Beaudry. Alex Bureau made 29 saves in the win.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-1 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 2-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Their last meeting was on November 22nd at Harbour Station when the Sea Dogs lost 2-1 in a shootout to the Screaming Eagles. Nathan Noel and Jason Bell had regulation time goals. Maxim Lazarev had the only shootout goal. Sebastien Auger made 39 saves in the loss while Alex Bureau made 23 in the win.


NOTES
  • Cameron Darcy’s 40 points place him 11th in league scoring.
  • Cape Breton is 10-5-0-1 against Maritimes Division teams this season.

OUT OF TOWN
Drummondville at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Qu├ębec at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Rimouski at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs travel to Charlottetown to face the Islanders on Friday night.

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