Saturday, November 22, 2014

GAMEDAY 24: vs Islanders

A preview of tonight’s game between the Charlottetown Islanders and Saint John Sea Dogs…

When and where: Tonight at 7 p.m., Harbour Station

TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are first in the Maritimes Division, second overall in the QMJHL and are ranked sixth in the CHL Top 10 with a record of 15-5-0-3 for 33 points. The Islanders are third in the Maritimes Division and 12th overall with a 12-11-1-1 record for 26 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes last night at Harbour Station. Samuel Dove-McFalls scored twice while singles came from Justice Dundas and Matthew Highmore. Sebastien Auger made 32 saves in the win. The Islanders are coming off a 5-1 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Sunday at Eastlink Centre. Filip Chlapik had a hat trick while singles came from Daniel Sprong and Alexandre Goulet. Mason McDonald made 23 saves in the win.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-0-0-1 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 1-1-0-1 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Oct. 12 at Harbour Station when the Sea Dogs defeated the Islanders 4-1. Justice Dundas had two goals with solo markers coming from Adam Marsh and Spencer Smallman. Daniel Sprong had Charlottetown’s only goal. Sebastien Auger made 35 saves in the win while Mason McDonald made 31 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Islanders: Oliver Cooper and Will Thompson

Random stat: Cooper has three goals and seven assists in 22 games with the Islanders this season.

CHA notes: Filip Chlapik leads the Isles in scoring with 32 points in 25 games… Chlapik and Daniel Sprong are tied for the team lead in goals with 13… Chlapik leads the team in assists with 19… 5-6-0-1 on the road this season… winners of three straight… Chlapik is third in rookie scoring… 7-8-1-1 against the Maritimes Division… averaging 32.78 shots against per game, the third most in the league… David Henley has penalty minutes in eight straight games… Chlapik has assists in five straight road games… Sprong has points in seven straight road games.

SJ notes: Adam Marsh continues to lead Saint John in scoring with 22 points in 21 games… Marsh leads the team in goals with 12… Spencer Smallman and Thomas Chabot each have a team high 13 assists… 9-0-0-2 on home ice this season… Sebastien Auger is second in GAA (2.53), second in wins (13), fourth in minutes played, third in saves and third in SV% (.919)… Marsh is seventh in rookie scoring… Chabot is 10th in defensemen scoring with 17 points… 10-0-0-1 when scoring first… despite scoring two power play goals last night, Saint John’s power play is still second worst in the league with a rating of 15.6%... allowing an average of 2.94 goals against per game, the second fewest in the league.

Out of town:
Val-d'Or at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Rimouski at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Shawinigan at Moncton - 7:30 PM AST
Cape Breton at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EST
Acadie-Bathurst at Gatineau - 7:00 PM EST
Rouyn-Noranda at Québec - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs travel to Charlottetown to battle the Islanders on Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Power play looked good last night. I hope the use same set up tonight.