Friday, March 6, 2015

GAME DAY 62: at Bathurst

A preview of tonight’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Acadie-Bathurst Titan…

When and where: Tonight at 7:30 p.m., KC Irving Regional Centre

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV (French)/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes Division and eighth overall in the QMJHL with a record of 30-22-3-6 for 69 points. The Titan are sixth in the Maritimes and 18th overall with a 15-40-4-2 record for 36 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-2 loss to the Gatineau Olympiques last Saturday at Harbour Station. Mathieu Joseph and Mark Tremaine scored for Saint John while Alex Bishop made 26 saves in the loss. The Titan are coming off a 7-4 loss to the Mooseheads in Halifax on Wednesday. Nathan Medeiros, Raphael Corriveau, Andrew Ryan and Mark Trickett scored for the Titan while Reilly Pickard made 28 saves in the loss.

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

Last meeting: Feb. 22 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 4-1. Samuel Dove-McFalls, Spencer Smallman, Mathieu Joseph and Jakub Zboril scored for Saint John while Bathurst’s goal came from Egor Popov. Sebastien Auger made 14 saves in the win and Reilly Pickard made 40 stops in the loss.

Previous meetings this season:
Acadie-Bathurst 1 @ Saint John 4 (Feb 22 2015) Final
Saint John 2 @ Acadie-Bathurst 3 (Feb 13 2015) Final OT1
Acadie-Bathurst 6 @ Saint John 4 (Jan 7 2015) Final
Saint John 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst 1 (Dec 29 2014) Final
Acadie-Bathurst 4 @ Saint John 3 (Dec 18 2014) Final
Acadie-Bathurst 4 @ Saint John 3 (Nov 30 2014) Final SO
Saint John 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst 2 (Nov 5 2014) Final
Acadie-Bathurst 1 @ Saint John 5 (Sep 19 2014) Final

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: None

Random stat: The Titan have scored just one shorthanded goal all season, the fewest in the league. They have allowed a league high 12.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 55 points in 61 games… Adam Marsh has scored a team high 24 goals… Noel leads the team in assists with 34… Samuel Dove-McFalls leads the league in shorthanded assists with six… Sebastien Auger’s GAA of 2.74 is third best in the league while his SV% of .909 is second best… Marsh is ninth in rookie scoring with 43 points… 10-16-1-3 on the road this season… 19-7-1-1 when scoring first… 20-12-2-3 against Maritimes Division teams… Saint John has the third worst power play in the league with a rating of 16.5%... the Sea Dogs have the second best penalty kill in the league with a rating of 83%... Mark Tremaine has goals in three straight games… Spencer Smallman has goals in three straight road games… Smallman has six goals in eight games against Bathurst this season… 4-4-2-0 in their last 10 games… the Sea Dogs have lost five straight road games.

A-B notes: Andrew Ryan leads the Titan in scoring with 38 points in 58 games this season… Raphael Corriveau has scored a team high 18 goals… Mark Simpson leads the team in assists with 24… Jordan Maher is 20th in rookie scoring with 27 points… Maher is third in power play goals scored by rookies with seven… 10-17-3-0 at home this season… 13-9-2-1 when scoring first… 11-21-3-2 against Maritimes Division teams… the Titan have the second worst power play in the league with a rating of 14.6%... Bathurst has the worst penalty kill in the league with a rating of 73.2%... averaging 2.24 goals per game, the fewest in the league… averaging 3.95 goals against per game, the most in the league… 1-9-0-0 in their last 10 games and have lost five straight.

Out of town:
Moncton at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Victoriaville at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EST
Québec at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EST
Drummondville at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Harbour Station. 

1 comment:

  1. Video feed on QMJHL website is showing cheerleading competition instead of game....this is BS.....bad enough the sound was 50/50 all year with these feeds and never able to heard visiting teams announcers. No can't even get video feeds right.....This is a huge ripe off $$$$$$