Friday, November 13, 2015

GAME DAY 23: vs Screaming Eagles

A preview of tonight’s game between the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Saint John Sea Dogs…

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

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

Records: The Screaming Eagles are third in the Maritimes Division and 11th overall in the QMJHL with a 10-10-3-0 record for 23 points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes and eighth overall with a 12-9-1-0 record for 25 points.

Last games: The Screaming Eagles are coming off a wild 10-6 loss in Quebec City on Sunday. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Maxim Lazarev each scored twice while Olivier LeBlanc and Loik Leveille added singles. Alexandre Belanger allowed five goals on 25 shots while Vincent Dubuc allowed four goals on 10 shots. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-0 home loss to the Moncton Wildcats last night. Marc-Antoine Turcotte allowed three goals on 29 shots while Alex Bishop allowed two on three shots.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Sept. 18 at Centre 200 where the Sea Dogs defeated the Screaming Eagles 3-2. Daniel Del Paggio, Jason Bell and Matthew Highmore had Saint John goals while Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexandre Gosselin scored for Cape Breton. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 36 saves in the win. Alexandre Belanger made 20 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Screaming Eagles: Olivier LeBlanc

Random stat/fact: Former Sea Dogs defenseman Olivier LeBlanc has one goal in three career games against his old club.

CAP notes: Pierre-Luc Dubois and Maxim Lazarev each have 28 points this season to lead the team… Dubois leads the team in goals with 13… Lazarev has a team high 17 assists… Clark Bishop is third in the league in penalty minutes… Alexandre Belanger has made the third most saves of any goaltender in the league… Olivier LeBlanc is 12th in defensemen scoring with 16 points… the Screaming Eagles are averaging 18.22 penalty minutes per game, the second most in the league… 3-8-0-0 on the road this season… 6-2-2-0 when scoring first… 7-6-1-0 against Maritimes Division teams… Cape Breton’s penalty kill rating of 75.9% is third worst in the league… the Eagles have allowed seven shorthanded goals, tying them for the league lead… averaging 3.88 goals against per game, the third most in the league… 5-4-1-0 in their last 10 games and have lost two straight.

SJ notes: Matthew Highmore leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 22 games… Adam Marsh leads the team in goals with nine… Highmore has a team high 12 assists… Marc-Antoine Turcotte has the league’s fourth best SV% (.915) and fifth best GAA (2.83)… 5-5-0-0 at home this season… 11-2-0-0 when scoring first… 5-5-1-0 against Maritimes Division teams… Saint John’s power play rating of 14.2% is the worst in the league… their 85.2% penalty kill rating is second best in the league… 5-4-1-0 in their last 10 games.

Out of town:
Charlottetown at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Halifax at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Shawinigan at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Québec at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Rimouski at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs are in Halifax tomorrow night to face the Mooseheads at 7 p.m.

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