Friday, March 20, 2015

GAME DAY 67: 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: Eastlink/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are third in the Maritimes Division and 10th overall in the QMJHL standings with a 31-26-3-6 record for 71 points. The Islanders are second in the Maritimes and ninth overall with a record of 33-28-1-4 for 71 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-4 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads last Saturday at Harbour Station. Jakub Zboril, Justice Dundas, Mark Tremaine and Thomas Chabot scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 23 saves in the loss. The Islanders are coming off a 3-1 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Saturday at Eastlink Centre. Kameron Kielly, Filip Rydstrom and Ross Johnston scored for Charlottetown while Mason McDonald made 36 saves in the win.

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

Previous meetings:
Charlottetown 3 @ Saint John 7 (Feb 27 2015) Final
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. 27 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Islanders 7-3 at Harbour Station. Daniel Del Paggio, Mark Tremaine, Mathieu Joseph, Adam Marsh, Spencer Smallman, Justice Dundas and Thomas Chabot scored for Saint John while Charlottetown goals came from Ross Johnston (two goals) and Oliver Cooper. Sebastien Auger made 25 saves in the win. Mason McDonald made 24 saves in 40 minutes of action and Daryl MacCallum made 10 stops in 20 minutes.

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

Radom stat: Oliver Cooper has four goals and three assists in eight games against his former team this season.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads Saint John in scoring with 62 points in 66 games… Noel and Adam Marsh lead the team in goals with 24… Noel has a team high 38 assists… Samuel Dove-McFalls is third in the league in shorthanded points with seven… Marsh is ninth in rookie scoring with 44 points… Marsh is fourth in rookie goals with 24… Saint John leads the league in penalty minutes per game with 19.55… 11-17-1-3 on the road this season… 19-8-1-1 when scoring first… 21-16-2-3 against Maritimes Division teams… the Sea Dogs have the third worst power play in the league with a rating of 17%... the Sea Dogs have the third best penalty kill in the league with a rating of 80.8%... Spencer Smallman has picked up an assist in five straight games… 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and have lost four straight.

CHA notes: Daniel Sprong leads the Islanders in scoring with 82 points in 66 games… Sprong has scored a team leading 37 goals… Sprong also leads the team in assists with 45… Mason McDonald is tied for the league lead in losses with 22… McDonald’s save percentage of .906 is second best in the league… Filip Chlapik is third in rookie scoring with 71 points… Chlapik is second in rookie goals with 31… Ryan MacKinnon is seventh in defensemen scoring with 48 points… 17-12-1-3 at home this season… 22-5-0-1 when scoring first… 21-18-1-2 against Maritimes Division teams… Charlottetown has the fourth best power play in the league with a rating of 25.2%... Dexter Weber has an assist in six straight games… Sprong has points in eight straight games… 5-4-0-1 in their last 10 games.

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

Next game: The Sea Dogs play their final game of the regular season tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Halifax. 

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