SAINT JOHN – A night after producing a solid offensive performance in a win over the Charlottetown Islanders, the Saint John Sea Dogs had just eight shots on goal in the first two periods of a 6-2 loss to the Gatineau Olympiques on Saturday night at Harbour Station.
The Sea Dogs managed to score twice in the first period – on just five shots – thanks to goals from Mathieu Joseph and Mark Tremaine. But that would be all Saint John’s offense could produce. The Dogs also went 0-for-8 on the power play.
Alex Bishop got the start and made 26 saves in the loss. Francois Brassard made 19 saves in the win and scored his second (!) goal of the season.
Francois Brassard - a goaltender in the sport of hockey - scored his second goal of the season tonight https://t.co/HB4R1INb3yYan Pavel Laplante scored twice for Gatineau while singles came from Brassard, Valentin Zykov, Jonathan Bourcier and Yakov Trenin. Alexandre Carrier had three assists.
— Jamie Tozer (@station_nation) March 1, 2015
It was a big win for Gatineau who now have a four point lead over the Drummondville Voltigeurs for the league’s final playoff spot. The Sea Dogs remain in sixth.
Saint John travels to Bathurst on Friday to play the Titan.