Friday, January 22, 2016

GAME DAY 45: vs Screaming Eagles

After having their seven-game winning streak snapped last night in Charlottetown, the Saint John Sea Dogs (27-13-4-0, 58 points, 2nd Maritimes, 6th QMJHL) look to rebound tonight at 8 p.m. on home ice against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (24-19-4-0, 52 points, 3rd Maritimes, 8th QMJHL).

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

Last games: The Screaming Eagles are coming off an impressive 10-2 victory over the Maritimes Division leading Moncton Wildcats on Tuesday night at home. Alexandre Gosselin had a pair of goals while singles came from Giovanni Fiore, Loik Leveille, Pierre-Luc Dubiois, Massimo Carozza, Michael Joly, Evgeny Svechnikov, Colin MacSween and Dillon Boucher. Alexandre Belanger made 19 saves in the win. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-4 overtime loss in Charlottetown last night. Matthew Highmore had a pair of goals while singles came from Nathan Noel and Sam Povorozniouk. Marc-Antoine Turcotte was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots. Alex Bishop made 16 saves in relief.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 4-1-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 1-4-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Jan. 3 at Centre 200 where the Sea Dogs defeated the Screaming Eagles 3-1. Ryan Chiasson, Nathan Noel and Adam Marsh scored for Saint John. Peyton Hoyt had Cape Breton’s lone goal. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 28 saves in the win while Alexandre Belanger made 19 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Screaming Eagles: Defenseman Olivier LeBlanc

Player to watch: With two goals and an assist last night, Matthew Highmore now has seven goals and five assists in his past five games. Highmore has also taken over the team scoring lead from Mathieu Joseph, registering 16 goals and 46 points in 44 games.

Three Things to Know
1. While Saint John’s winning streak came to an end last night, the club has still picked up points in 10 straight contests.

2. Cape Breton and Saint John each have 12 shorthanded goals this season, which ties them for second most in the league. Val-d’Or has a league high 16.

3. Nathan Noel and Sam Povorozniouk each have goal scoring streaks going. Noel has goals in six straight while Povorozniouk has scored in five straight. Meanwhile, Noel has picked up points in 10 straight.

Notes: NHL Draft eligible forward Pierre-Luc Dubois is 8th in the league in scoring with 30 goals and 67 points in 44 games… Dubois is tied for the league lead in shorthanded assists with four… Matt Murphy is sixth in defensemen scoring with six goals and 34 points in 44 games… the Sea Dogs are 13-7-2-0 on home ice this season… the Screaming Eagles are 9-12-1-0 on the road… Giovanni Fiore has points in 15 straight games… Dubois has points in seven straight road games… the Eagles have won three straight… Saint John has won four straight home games.
Out of town:
Charlottetown at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Moncton at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EST
Rimouski at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Gatineau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EST
Qu├ębec at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EST
Victoriaville at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST
Halifax at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Screaming Eagles again tomorrow night, this time at 7 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if there is any bad blood between ex-dog Leblanc and the Seadogs after he took out Felixson with a hit to the head. Gets a three game suspension but Felixson is still not active.