Friday, March 14, 2014

GAMEDAY 67 - at Halifax

A preview of tonight’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads…

When and where: Tonight at 7:00 PM AST, Halifax Metro Centre

TV/Radio: Telus Webcast/News 88.9

Records: The Sea Dogs are sixth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall with a 19-42-2-3 record for 43 points. The Mooseheads are first in the Telus Maritimes Division and second overall with a 45-18-0-3 record for 93 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 loss in Cape Breton on Wednesday night. Oliver Cooper had Saint John’s only goal. The Mooseheads are coming off a 3-2 overtime win in Charlottetown on Tuesday night. Jonathan Drouin and Andrew Ryan each had a goal and an assist.

2013-14 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-6-0-0 against the Mooseheads this season while Halifax is 6-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: March 8th at Harbour Station when the Mooseheads defeated the Sea Dogs 4-0. Saint John record just four shots in each period for a franchise low 12 in total.

Random stat: Nikolaj Ehlers has posted an impressive 17 goals and 29 points during his current 11-game point streak.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Mooseheads: None

SJ notes: The Sea Dogs must win tonight’s game and hope Shawinigan loses in regulation time to keep their playoff hopes alive… defenseman David Weckworth was hurt in Wednesday’s game and did not play in the final two periods… defenseman Jurij Repe and forward Marcus Cuomo are expected to return from suspension tonight… losers of five straight and are 2-7-1-0 in their last 10 games… entering the final weekend of the season, Sebastien Auger still leads the league in saves and save percentage (.917)… Nathan Noel is 12th in rookie scoring with 37 points… averaging a league high 37.21 shots against per game… Repe has penalty minutes in six straight games… have lost three straight on the road.

HFX notes: The Moose have won 11 straight games… two points back of Baie-Comeau/Rimouski for first overall in the league… Nikolaj Ehlers is third in the league in scoring with 100 points… Ehlers is fifth in goals with 47… Jonathan Drouin is sixth in the league in scoring with 98 points… Drouin is second in assists with 72… Zach Fucale leads the league in GAA (2.24) and wins with 35… Ehlers leads all rookies in points, goals, and assists (53)… MacKenzie Weegar is fourth in defensemen scoring with 55 points… 31-8-0-1 when scoring first… the Moose have scored a league high 23 shorthanded goals… averaging 4.16 goals per game, second best in the league… Ehlers and Drouin are on 11-game point streaks… tonight’s game is sold out.

Leading Scorers
PointsNikolaj Ehlers100 (47+53)
GoalsNikolaj Ehlers47
AssistsJonathan Drouin72
Rookie PointsNikolaj Ehlers100 (47+53)
D-Man PointsMacKenzie Weegar55 (12+43)
vs Saint JohnNikolaj Ehlers15 (7+8)

Leading Scorers
Saint John
PointsOliver Cooper57 (28+29)
GoalsOliver Cooper28
AssistsMatthew Highmore31
Rookie PointsNathan Noel37 (16+21)
D-Man PointsOlivier LeBlanc33 (7+26)
vs HalifaxNathan Noel5 (2+3)

Zach Fucale35-9-0-32.240.909
Kevin Darveau10-9-0-03.260.897

Saint John
Sebastien Auger15-32-2-33.110.917
Antoine Landry3-9-0-04.710.869

SJ Next Games
Tonight at Halifax
Tomorrow at Charlottetown
Playoff or Draft Preparation Begins

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