Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GAME DAY 43: vs Voltigeurs

A preview of tonight’s game between the Drummondville Voltigeurs 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 Voltigeurs are fourth in the West Division and 13th overall in the QMJHL with a 21-19-0-2 record for 44 points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes Division and sixth overall with a 23-13-1-5 record 52 points.

Last games: The Volts are coming off a 5-4 shootout win over the Quebec Remparts on Sunday. Alex Barre-Boulet had two goals while singles came from Christophe Lalancette and Mathieu Sevigny. Joe Fleschler made 24 saves in the win. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Wildcats on Saturday at Harbour Station. Jason Bell and Daniel Del Paggio scored for Saint John while Alex Bishop made 28 saves in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: This is the first meeting of the season. They meet again on Jan. 30 in Drummondville.

Last meeting: This is the first meeting of the season.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Voltigeurs: None

Random stat: The Sea Dogs are 3-2-0-0 against the West Division this season.

DRUM notes: Joey Ratelle leads the Volts in scoring with 39 points in 42 games… Ratelle has scored a team high 27 goals… Alex Barre-Boulet and Georgs Golvkovs are tied for the team lead in goals with 18 each… 8-12-0-0 on the road this season… 5-5 in their last 10 games and have won three straight… Barre-Boulet is ninth in rookie scoring with 32 points… Justin Doucet is third in rookie penalty minutes with 76… 18-4-0-0 when scoring first… 3-3-0-1 against Maritimes Division teams… owners of the league’s worst power play with a rating of 14.9… averaging 3.13 goals per game, the second fewest in the league… averaging 28.64 shots against per game, the fifth fewest in the league… Michael Carcone has points in seven straight road games.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 37 points in 42 games… Adam Marsh has scored a team high 18 goals… Noel leads the team in assists with 24… 14-3-1-3 at home this season… 3-6-0-1 in their last 10 games… 0-3-0-1 in their past four games… Sebastien Auger has the league’s best SV% (.913)… Marsh is eighth in rookie scoring with 32 points… Thomas Chabot is 15th in defensemen scoring with 25 points… Jason Bell is third in d-men goals with 10… 14-6-0-1 when scoring first… owners of the league’s second worst power play with a rating of 16.7... have the league’s best penalty kill with a rating of 84.1… averaging 3.06 goals against per game, the second fewest in the league.

Out of town:
Acadie-Bathurst at Québec - 7:00 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Shawinigan - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs are in Gatineau to battle the Olympiques on Saturday at 8 p.m.

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