Saturday, December 21, 2013

GAMEDAY 35 - at Cape Breton

GAMEDAY
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Tonight at 7:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Centre 200 – Sydney, NS
PREVIEW
SYDNEY, NS – After a disappointing few weeks, the Saint John Sea Dogs have a chance to close out the first half with back-to-back road wins tonight in Cape Breton.

The Sea Dogs defeated the Screaming Eagles 3-2 last night at Centre 200, ending their five-game losing streak and 11-game road losing skid. Tonight, the Dogs face the same Eagles team at the same venue and at the same time for a chance to make it two straight wins.

Tonight’s contest is the final game before the Christmas break for both teams. It’s also the final game before the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s trading period begins.

Last night, Jurij Repe, Oliver Cooper, and Samuel Dove-McFalls all scored for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 29 saves in net for the win. William Carrier and Kyle Farrell scored for Cape Breton while Chase Marchand made 20 stops in the loss.

Cape Breton has struggled to produce offense over the past couple games and they struggled to generate much of anything at times last night. They’ll try to have a better performance tonight.

"We know that it's unacceptable to play like that in our home rink and we need to come back with a really strong effort (Saturday) night,” Stephen Woodworth told the Cape Breton Post.

THE NUMBERS
Cape BretonSaint John
Record19-14-0-3 (2nd Maritimes)8-23-0-3 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record10-8-0-05-10-0-2
Road Record9-6-0-33-13-0-1
Goals For/Game3.61 (7th)2.38 (18th)
Goals Against/Game3.47 (11th)3.81 (16th)
Shots For/Game32.50 (5th)29.00 (13th)
Shots Against/Game27.47 (7th)38.83 (18th)
Overall PP23.3% (5th)20.6% (12th)
Home PP29.4% (1st)20.0% (13th)
Road PP17.9% (14th)21.2% (9th)
Overall PK76.4% (14th)75.8% (16th)
Home PK73.8% (16th)78.6% (8th)
Road PK78.8% (5th)72.8% (17th)
PIM/GAME14.516.2
Attendance2,4043,029

LEADING SCORERS
Cape Breton
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Cameron Darcy36222648
William Carrier34102838
Kyle Farrell33171431

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper34121830
Nathan Noel34111324
Matthew Highmore3491524

GOALTENDERS
Cape Breton
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Alex Bureau11-7-0-23.590.866
Chase Marchand5-4-0-02.550.907

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger6-18-0-33.190.916
Antoine Landry2-5-0-05.050.865

LAST GAMES
See above.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 1-2-0-1 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 3-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Their last meeting was last night. Who knew!

NOTES
  • Following this game, Saint John does not play again until December 28th.
  • The holiday trading period begins tomorrow.
  • Cape Breton's leading scorer, Cameron Darcy, did not even have a shot on goal last night.

OUT OF TOWN
Acadie-Bathurst at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Charlottetown at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Baie-Comeau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Qu├ębec - 7:00 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs host the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday, December 28th.

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