Friday, February 27, 2015

GAME DAY 60: vs Islanders

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

When and where: Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Harbour Station

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

Records: The Islanders are fourth in the Maritimes Division and 11th overall in the QMJHL standings with a 28-25-1-3 record for 60 points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes and eighth overall with a 29-21-3-6 record for 67 points.

Last games: The Islanders are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday at Eastlink Centre. Daniel Sprong had Charlottetown’s only goal while Mason McDonald made 28 saves in the loss. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-2 loss in Cape Breton on Tuesday. Mark Tremaine and Spencer Smallman scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 21 stops in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-3-1-1 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 5-1-0-1 against Saint John.

Previous meetings:
Saint John 2 @ Charlottetown 4 (Feb 20 2015) Final
Saint John 4 @ Charlottetown 5 (Jan 4 2015) Final
Saint John 5 @ Charlottetown 6 (Nov 27 2014) Final
Charlottetown 3 @ Saint John 2 (Nov 22 2014) Final OT1
Charlottetown 1 @ Saint John 4 (Oct 12 2014) Final
Charlottetown 4 @ Saint John 5 (Oct 1 2014) Final SO
Saint John 2 @ Charlottetown 3 (Sep 12 2014) Final SO

Last meeting: Feb. 20 at Eastlink Centre where the Islanders defeated the Sea Dogs 4-2. Bradley Kennedy, Ross Johnston, Oliver Cooper and Filip Chalpik scored for Charlottetown while Nathan Noel and Spencer Smallman had Saint John markers. Mason McDonald made an impressive 50 saves in the win while Sebastien Auger made 30 in the loss.

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

Random stat: In five games against the Islanders with Cape Breton, Jason Bell had a goal and four assists.

CHA notes: Daniel Sprong leads the Islanders in scoring with 66 points in 57 games… Alexandre Goulet has scored a team high 30 goals… Sprong leads the team in assists with 37… Mason McDonald leads the league in losses with 19… McDonald’s save percentage of .908 is third best in the league… Filip Chlapik is third in rookie scoring with 60 points… Chlapik leads all rookies in goals with 26… 12-14-0-1 on the road this season… 19-5-0-1 when scoring first… 16-15-1-1 against Maritimes Division teams… averaging 3.15 goals per game, the fourth fewest in the league… averaging 32.21 shots against per game, the second most in the league… 4-6-0-0 in their last 10 games.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 51 points in 59 games… Adam Marsh leads the team in goals with 23… Noel has a team high 30 assists… Samuel Dove-McFalls is fourth in the league in shorthanded points with six… Sebastien Auger’s GAA of 2.74 is third best while his save percentage of .910 is second best… Marsh is eighth in rookie scoring with 42 points while Luke Green is 12th with 32 points… Thomas Chabot is 18th in defensemen scoring with 34 points… Jakub Zboril is fourth in defensemen power play goals with six… 19-5-2-3 at home this season… 18-7-1-1 when scoring first… 19-12-2-3 against Maritimes Division teams… Saint John’s penalty kill rating of 83.4% leads the league… averaging 31.26 shots per game, the second most in the Q… 3-5-2-0 in their last 10 games.

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

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Gatineau Olympiques tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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