Thursday, April 2, 2015

PLAYOFF GAME DAY 4: vs Drakkar

A preview of tonight’s game between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and Saint John Sea Dogs…

What: 2015 President Cup Playoffs, first round, game four. Baie-Comeau leads the best-of-seven series 3-0.

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

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs finished the regular season third in the Maritimes Division and 10th overall in the QMJHL with a record of 32-26-4-6 for 74 points. The Drakkar finished fourth in the East Division and seventh overall with a 35-25-5-3 record for 78 points.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-4-0-0 against the Drakkar this year while Baie-Comeau is 4-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Previous meetings:
Game 3: Saint John 5, Baie-Comeau 6 (March 31, 2015) Final
Game 2: Saint John 1 @ Baie-Comeau 4 (March 28 2015) Final
Game 1: Saint John 1 @ Baie-Comeau 3 (March 27 2015) Final
Reg. Season: Saint John 1 @ Baie-Comeau 3 (Nov 15 2014) Final
Reg. Season: Baie-Comeau 2 @ Saint John 6 (Oct 25 2014) Final

Last meeting: In Tuesday night’s game four at Harbour Station, Nicolas Meloche, Vaclav Karabacek, Simon Desbiens, Maxime St-Cyr, Matthieu Desautels and Jeremy Gregoire scored for the Drakkar in their 6-5 victory over the Sea Dogs. Philippe Cadorette made 36 saves in the win. Mark Tremaine, Adam Bateman, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Spencer Smallman and Mathieu Joseph scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 34 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Drakkar: None

Random stat: There has not been a first period goal scored in this series.

B-C notes: Vaclav Karabacek is fifth in the league in playoff scoring with a goal and six assists for seven points in three games… Philippe Cadorette’s SV% of .925 is third best in the league… Nicolas Meloche is third in defensemen scoring with three goals and an assist for four points… Meloche is tied for the league lead in defensemen goals with three… Baie-Comeau is averaging 21.67 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league… the Drakkar’s power play is operating at 10%, the third worst in the league… Baie-Comeau’s penalty kill rating of 90.9% is the second best in the league… Meloche has goals in three straight games.

SJ notes: Mark Tremaine leads the Sea Dogs in scoring this post-season with a goal and three assists in three games… no Sea Dog has scored more than one goal… Tremaine has a team high three assists… averaging 21 penalty minutes per game, the third most in the league… their power play rating of 9.1% is the second worst in the league… Saint John’s penalty kill rating of 90% is third best in the league… averaging 4.33 goals against per game, the second most in the league.

Out of town:
Québec at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM ADT
Moncton at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EDT

Next game: If the Sea Dogs win, game five will be on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Harbour Station. If the Sea Dogs lose, we’ll see y’all at the draft.

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