Thursday, October 22, 2015

GAME DAY 14: vs Titan

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

When and where: Tonight at 8 p.m., Harbour Station

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

Records: The Titan are sixth in the Maritimes Division and 17th overall in the QMJHL with a record of 3-10-1-0 for seven points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes and eighth overall with an 8-5-0-0 record for 16 points.

Last games: The Titan are coming off a 5-2 loss in Cape Breton to the Screaming Eagles on Sunday. Christophe Boivin scored both Bathurst goals in the second period. Daryl MacCallum was pulled after allowing two goals on four shots and was replaced by Reilly Pickard who allowed three goals on 21 shots. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-2 win in Gatineau on Sunday. Adam Marsh, Nathan Noel and Matthew Highmore all scored for Saint John while Alex Bishop made 28 saves to earn his first win of the season.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Sept. 27 in Bathurst where the Titan edged the Sea Dogs 4-3. Daniil Miromanov, Jake Smith, Mark Simpson and Nicholas Blanchard all scored for the Titan while Sea Dogs goals came from Adam Marsh, Samuel Dove-McFalls and Mathieu Joseph. Reilly Pickard made 25 saves in the win while Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 42 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: None

Random stat/fact: This is really something.
BAT notes: Christophe Boivin leads the Titan in scoring with five goals and six assists for 11 points in 14 games. Mark Simpson also has 11 points – three goals and eight assists – in 12 games… Boivin’s five goals are a team high… Simpson’s eight assists lead the team… Bathurst has scored 35 goals this season, the second fewest in the league… Nicolas Dumolong leads the league in penalty minutes with 37… Boivin is third in the league in shots with 65… Antoine Morand is 10th in rookie scoring with three goals and six assists for nine points… the Titan are averaging 12.71 penalty minutes per game, third fewest in the league… 1-6-0-0 on the road this season… 2-1-1-0 when scoring first… 2-6-1-0 against Maritimes Division teams… the Titan have the league’s best penalty kill with a rating of 87.3%... Bathurst is averaging 34.45 shots per game which leads the league… the Titan have lost three straight games overall and six straight on the road.

SJ notes: Sam Povorozniouk leads the team in scoring with six goals and six assists for 12 points… Povorozniouk’s six goals are a team high… Matthew Highmore leads the team in assists with seven… Marc-Antoine Turcotte’s .924 SV% leads the league while his GAA of 2.53 is third best… 3-2-0-0 at home this season… 7-2-0-0 when scoring first… 4-3-0-0 against Maritimes Division teams… Saint John’s power play rating of 10.3% is the worst in the league… their penalty kill rating of 84.3% is fourth best in the league… Bokondji Imama has penalty minutes in four straight games… the Dogs have won two straight.

Out of town:
Cape Breton at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM ADT
Moncton at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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