Saturday, October 4, 2014

GAMEDAY 9: at Cape Breton

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 sit first in the Maritimes Division and second overall in the QMJHL with a 5-1-0-2 record for 12 points. The Screaming Eagles are fourth in the Maritimes and ninth overall with a 4-3-1-0 record for nine points.

Last games: These two met last night at Centre 200 with Saint John coming back from 4-1 down to defeat the Screaming Eagles 5-4. Nathan Noel had two goals while singles came from Adam Marsh, Mathieu Joseph, and Daniel Del Paggio. Sebastien Auger made 27 saves in the win. Charles-Eric Legare had two goals for Cape Breton and Clark Bishop and Maxime Lazarev added a solo markers. Francois Brassard made 25 stops in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Last night.

Random stat: Cape Breton has scored a league high 40 goals. Saint John is second with 36.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Screaming Eagles: None

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with six goals and three assists for nine points… Noel’s six goals are a team high… Thomas Chabot and Luke Green each have six assists… Sebastien Auger, who has played the most minutes of any goaltender in the league, leads the league in wins with five and is second in saves… Adam Marsh is seventh in rookie scoring with eight points… Chabot leads all defensemen in scoring with eight points… 2-1-0-1 on the road… Saint John’s power play continues to struggle, running at 13.6%... Marsh has goals in three straight games.

CB notes: Kyle Farrell leads the Eagles and the league in scoring with 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points in eight games… Farrell’s 10 goals are a team high… Evgeny Svechnikov leads the team in assists with 15… Svechnikov leads all rookies in scoring with 15 points… 1-2-0-0 at home… Cape Breton’s power play rating of 25.7% is the best in the league… the Eagles have scored a league high four shorthanded goals… the Eagles average of 4.92 goals per game is the best in the Q… Svechnikov and Farrell have points in eight straight games.

Out of town:
Rimouski at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EDT
Acadie-Bathurst at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EDT
Rouyn-Noranda at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM ADT
Val-d'Or at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Baie-Comeau at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Halifax Mooseheads next Saturday at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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