A preview of tonight’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles…
When and where: Tonight at 7 p.m., Centre 200
TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Records: The Sea Dogs are first in the Maritimes Division and third overall in the QMJHL with a 9-3-0-3 record for 21 points. The Screaming Eagles are fourth in the Maritimes and 14th overall with a 7-8-1-1 record for 16 points.
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Quebec Remparts on Sunday. Juraj Siska had both Saint John regulation time goals while Sebastien Auger made 34 saves. The Screaming Eagles are coming off a 2-1 loss in Charlottetown on Sunday. Kyle Farrell had Cape Breton’s lone goal while Francois Brassard made 25 stops in the loss.
2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-1-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Oct. 4 in Sydney when the Screaming Eagles edged the Sea Dogs 4-2. Duncan MacIntyre had two goals for the Eagles while Colby Tower and Kyle Farrell added singles. Spencer Smallman and Samuel Dove-McFalls had Saint John goals. Blade Mann-Dixon made 23 saves in the loss while Francois Brassard made 26 in the win.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Screaming Eagles: None
Random stat: Samuel Dove-McFalls has a goal and two assists in three games against Cape Breton this season.
CB notes: Kyle Farrell leads the Screaming Eagles in scoring and is fifth in the league with 27 points… Farrell leads the league in goals with 17… Evgeny Svechnikov has a team high 14 assists… Farrell is third in the league in shots on goal with 53… Svechnikov is fourth in rookie scoring with 21 points… 4-2-0-1 on home ice… Cape Breton’s penalty kill rating of 87% is the best in the league… have scored a league high six shorthanded goals… Farrell has scored in three straight games.
Out of town: None
Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Screaming Eagles on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.