Friday, February 20, 2015

GAME DAY 57: at Charlottetown

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

When and where: Tonight at 7 p.m., Eastlink Centre

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes Division and seventh overall in the QMJHL standings with a 28-19-3-6 record for 65 points. The Islanders are fourth in the division and 10th overall with a 27-24-1-3 record for 58 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Victoriaville Tigres on Wednesday at Harbour Station. Daniel Del Paggio, Adam Marsh and Nathan Noel scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 35 saves in the loss. The Islanders are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Saturday at Eastlink Centre. Spenser Cobbold scored Charlottetown’s lone goal while Mason McDonald made 29 saves in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-2-1-1 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 4-1-0-1 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Jan. 4 in Charlottetown where the Islanders defeated the Sea Dogs 5-4. Olivier LeBlanc, Nathan Noel, Justice Dundas and Matthew Highmore had Saint John goals. Alexandre Goulet, Spenser Cobbold, Filip Chlapik, Oliver Cooper and Daniel Sprong scored for the Isles. Alex Bishop made 25 saves in the loss while Mason McDonald made 24 stops in the victory.

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

Random stat: Both the Sea Dogs and Islanders are on three-game losing streaks.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads Saint John in scoring with 48 points in 56 games… Adam Marsh leads the team in goals with 23… Noel has a team high 28 assists… Samuel Dove-McFalls is third in the league in shorthanded points with 23… Sebastien Auger’s SV% of .911 leads the league… Marsh is eighth in rookie scoring with 42 points… 10-14-1-3 on the road this season… 17-7-1-1 when scoring first… 18-10-2-3 against Maritimes Division teams… the Sea Dogs have the league’s best penalty kill of 83.5%... Justice Dundas has penalty minutes in eight straight games… 3-5-2-0 in their past 10 games.

CHA notes: Daniel Sprong leads the Islanders in scoring with 64 points in 55 games… Alexandre Goulet has a team high 30 goals… Sprong leads the team in assists with 36… Mason McDonald leads the league in losses with 18… McDonald has the league’s third best save percentage of .905… Filip Chlapik is third in rookie scoring with 58 points… Chlapik leads all rookies in goals with 25… 15-10-1-2 at home this season… 18-5-0-1 when scoring first… 15-14-1-1 against Maritimes Division teams… the Isles have lost three straight home games… 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games.

Out of town:
Moncton at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Chicoutimi at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EST
Drummondville at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Harbour Station. 

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