Thursday, February 20, 2014

GAMEDAY 58 - vs Cataractes

A preview of tonight’s game between the Shawinigan Cataractes and Saint John Sea Dogs…

When and where: Tonight at 7:00 PM AST, Harbour Station

TV/Radio: TELUS Webcast/News 88.9

Records: The Cataractes are sixth in the Telus East Division and 17th overall in the QMJHL with a 15-34-4-4 record for 38 points. The Sea Dogs are sixth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall with a 17-36-1-3 record for 38 points.

Last games: The Cataractes are coming off a 6-1 loss to the Quebec Remparts on home ice on Sunday. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-1 loss in Cape Breton to the Screaming Eagles on Sunday.

2013-14 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Cataractes this season while Shawinigan is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: January 29th in Shawinigan when the Cataractes defeated the Sea Dogs 4-2. Noah Zilbert had both Saint John goals.

Random stat: The Sea Dogs have not beaten the Cataractes since the final round-robin game at the 2012 Memorial Cup.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Cataractes: None

SHAW notes: 4-5-0-1 in their last 10 games but have lost four straight... Anthony Beauvillier is 19th in rookie scoring with 26 points... Shawinigan's five road wins is tied for the fewest in the league... 5-2-1-1 against the Maritimes Division... their power play rating of 16.5% is third worst in the league... somewhat surprisingly, Shawinigan has the fourth best penalty kill in the league (81.3%).

SJ notes: 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and have lost four straight... have also lost four straight home games... Nathan Noel is 14th in rookie scoring with 32 points... 0-10-0-1 against the Telus East Division... averaging a league high 37.24 shots against per game.

Leading Scorers
PointsKris Hodge30 (9+21)
GoalsGabriel Slight & Alexis D'Aoust11
AssistsKris Hodge21
Rookie PointsAnthony Beauvillier26 (7+19)
D-Man PointsDylan Labbe24 (8+16)
vs Saint JohnAlexis D'Aoust & Jeremy Auger2

Leading Scorers
Saint John
PointsOliver Cooper47 (21+26)
GoalsOliver Cooper21
AssistsOliver Cooper & Olivier LeBlanc26
Rookie PointsNathan Noel32 (14+18)
D-Man PointsOlivier LeBlanc33 (7+26)
vs ShawiniganNoah Zilbert2 (2+0)

Marvin Cupper9-16-3-13.360.899
Storm Phaneuf5-16-1-33.620.889

Saint John
Sebastien Auger14-28-1-33.060.918
Antoine Landry2-7-0-05.080.859

SJ Next Five Games
Tonight vs Shawinigan
Sunday, February 23rd at Charlottetown
Friday, February 28th vs Cape Breton
Saturday, March 1st vs Cape Breton
Sunday, March 2nd at Bathurst

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