Friday, November 14, 2014

GAMEDAY 21: at Chicoutimi

A preview of tonight’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Chicoutimi Sagueneens…

When and where: Tonight at 8 p.m., Georges Vezina Centre

TV/Radio/Webcast: TVA Sports/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are first in the Maritimes Division, second overall in the QMJHL and are ranked third in the CHL Top 10 with a record of 13-4-0-3 for 29 points. The Sagueneens are last in the East Division and 16th overall with an 8-12-1-0 record for 17 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-0 loss to the Remparts in Quebec City on Wednesday night. The Sags are coming off a big 7-3 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar last night. Laurent Dauphin had a hat trick, Janne Puhakka had two goals and singles came from William Gignac and Nikita Liamkin. Julio Billia made 23 saves in the win.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-0-0-1 against the Sagueneens this season while Chicoutimi is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Sept. 28 at Harbour Station when the Sagueneens defeated the Sea Dogs 5-4 in a shootout. Nicolas Roy, Nikita Liamkin, Samuel Roussy and Alexandre Ranger scored for the Sags while Mark Tremaine, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Nathan Noel and Daniel Del Paggio had Saint John goals. Julio Billia made 33 saves in the win while Sebastien Auger made 50 saves in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs and the Sagueneens: None

Random stat: Saint John was shutout for the second time this season on Wednesday. The last time they were shutout, they beat the Moncton Wildcats 7-1 in their next game.

SJ notes: Adam Marsh leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 22 points… Marsh has a team high 12 goals… Thomas Chabot leads the team in assists with 12… 5-4-0-1 on the road… Marsh is sixth in rookie scoring… Chabot is sixth in defensemen scoring… averaging 21.50 penalty minutes per game, the second most in the league… 9-0-0-1 when scoring first… 1-1-0-2 against the East Division… now averaging 3.96 goals per game, the third most in the league.

CHI notes: Laurent Dauphin leads the Sags in scoring with 22 points… Dauphin leads the Sags in goals and assists with 11 each… 5-5-0-0 on home ice… averaging 20.10 penalty minutes per game, the third most in the league… 6-3-0-0 when scoring first… 2-1-0-0 against Maritimes Division teams… their 74.8% penalty kill rating is the third worst in the league… allowing 4.05 goals against per game, the second most in the league… Brian Lovell has penalty minutes in six straight games.

Out of town:
Cape Breton at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Victoriaville at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Drummondville at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:30 PM AST
Sherbrooke at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EST
Gatineau at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EST
Shawinigan at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs travel to Baie-Comeau to battle the Drakkar tomorrow at 5 p.m. 

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