Friday, November 27, 2015

RECAP: Sea Dogs Lose 4-3 (OT)

FINAL: Quebec 4, Saint John 3 (OT)

By Kevin Chambers | SN Staff

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs rolled out the welcome mat for the Quebec Remparts on a Thursday night. In their previous meeting, the Sea Dogs scored four goals in the third period en route to a 7-3 win over the Remparts. This time around, Saint John couldn’t score four goals in 60-plus minutes of action in a 4-3 loss.

The Remparts got the start they were looking for early on, controlling much of the play. Quebec would open the scoring on a goal by Yanick Turcotte who beat the other Turcotte – Sea Dogs goaltender Marc-Antoine – and gave the Remparts a 1-0 lead at the 5:50 mark. The Sea Dogs’ struggling power play would get a chance later in the frame and they would capitalize when Jakub Zboril’s wrist shot from the point was tipped in front by Joe Veleno and past Brady Labrecque. The Remparts would later take advantage of a long five on three power play on a goal by Nikolas Brouillard, giving the Remparts a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

The second period saw a lot of back and forth action but nothing on the scoreboard. Both goaltenders played very well, making some tough saves when called upon.

The Sea Dogs had a great chance early in the third period when Daniel Del Paggio appeared to have a wide open cage to shoot at when the official blew the play down after losing sight of the puck. During a four on four stretch, Turcotte made an unbelievable glove save to keep the Sea Dogs within a goal at that point. Later in the frame, Chabot jumped up into the rush and got spun out by two Remparts, causing a two on one the other way and Timashov would make no mistake and beat Turcotte high blocker side to make it 3-1 Quebec at 11:19. The Sea Dogs would get back within one when Mathieu Joseph ripped one past Labrecque with 6:42 left in the final frame. Saint John would complete the comeback with just 42 seconds left and the net empty as Adam Marsh managed to get one past Labrecque, sending the game to overtime.

The overtime saw lots of wide open hockey but in the end it was Massimo Carroza that would end things at 2:26 and secure the win for the Remparts.

NOTES
  • Scratches for the Sea Dogs: Samuel Dove-McFalls (injured), Matt Green (injured), Julien Tessier (injured), Austin Clapham (healthy) and Jason Bell (healthy).
  • The Irving Oil 7th Player of the Game was Luke Green and his favorite player is none other than Luke Green.
  • The Sea Dogs and their fans had a moment of silence for those that lost their lives in the senseless act of violence in Paris, France.
  • Marcus Cuomo made an appearance and watched his two former teams.
  • Attendance for this game was 2,683.
  • Thomas Chabot leads the team in points per game with .95 per game.

TURNING POINT
In a fairly even game the turning point didn’t happen until Massimo Carozza was able to beat Turcotte five-hole in overtime

SN THREE STARS
1. Dmytro Timashov
2. Thomas Chabot
3. Mathieu Joseph

NEXT GAME
Tomorrow night is Star Wars Night at Harbour Station with the Sea Dogs taking on the Sherbrooke Phoenix at 7:30 p.m.

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