Thursday, March 3, 2016

GAME DAY 60: vs Voltigeurs

The Saint John Sea Dogs (39-16-4-0, 82 points, 1st Maritimes, 3rd QMJHL) look to extend their winning streak to four games tonight at 7 p.m. when they host the Drummondville Voltigeurs (26-33-2-0, 54 points, 4th West, 13th QMJHL).

TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Last games: The Voltigeurs are coming off a 5-3 loss to the last-place Drakkar in Baie-Comeau on Saturday. Alex Barre-Boulet scored twice for the Volts while Philippe Pelletier-Leblanc added a solo marker. Frederic Foulem was pulled after allowing three goals on nine shots. Anthony Dumont-Bouchard made 12 stops in relief. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-3 home win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Tuesday. Thomas Chabot, Spencer Smallman, Sam Povorozniouk and Matt Murphy scored for Saint John. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 19 saves in the victory.

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

Last meeting: Nov. 6 in Drummondville where the Sea Dogs fell 3-2. Sergei Boikov, Frederic Aube and Michael Carcone scored for the Volts while Thomas Chabot and Nathan Noel had Saint John goals. Anthony Dumont-Bouchard made 22 saves in the win. Alex Bishop made 24 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Voltigeurs: None

Player to watch: Michael Carcone leads the QMJHL in goals with 45 in 59 games. His 81 points also place him eighth in overall scoring.

Three Things to Know
1. This is the first game of a three-game road trip through the Maritimes for the Voltigeurs. They’ll play in Moncton on Friday and Sydney on Sunday, making for a tough trip.

2. The Sea Dogs are getting close to clinching the Maritimes Division. A win tonight would give Saint John an eight-point lead over the Wildcats with one game in hand. Moncton has seven games remaining on their schedule.

3. Saint John has won five straight games at Harbour Station.

Notes: The Sea Dogs are 20-8-2-0 at home… the Volts are 11-17-2-0 on the road… Matt Murphy is fifth in defensemen scoring with eight goals and 44 points… Frederic Aube is 10th in defensemen scoring with seven goals and 40 points… the Volts are 5-4-0-0 against Maritimes Division teams… Drummondville’s 73.4% penalty kill rating is second worst in the QMJHL… Mathieu Joseph has points in eight straight home games.

Out of town:
Gatineau at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Titan are back in town on Saturday to face the Sea Dogs at 7 p.m.

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