Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PLAYOFF GAME DAY 3: at Bathurst

The Saint John Sea Dogs look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead tonight when they face the Acadie-Bathurst Titan for game three of their first round playoff series. Game time is 7 p.m. at the KC Irving Regional Centre.

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

Series status: Saint John leads the best-of-seven first round series 2-0.

Game 1 (March 25): Bathurst 1, Saint John 4
Game 2 (March 26): Bathurst 2, Saint John 4
Game 3 (March 29): Saint John at Bathurst
Game 4 (March 30): Saint John at Bathurst

Last game: The Sea Dogs won game two of the series, 4-2, on Saturday night at Harbour Station. Thomas Chabot, Sam Povorozniouk, Matthew Highmore and Mathieu Joseph all scored for Saint John. Christophe Boivin and Jeffrey Truchon-Viel scored for Bathurst. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 25 saves in the win. Reilly Pickard, who had to leave the game with an injury with 44 seconds left, made 34 stops in the loss.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 6-1-2-0 against the Titan in the regular season while Bathurst went 3-5-0-1 against Saint John.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: Defenseman Jason Bell and forward Dawson Theede

Player to watch: Jeffrey Truchon-Viel, who scored his first goal of the series on Saturday, scored seven goals and added one assist in nine games against Saint John during the regular season. Overall, 18 of his 33 goals scored this year were netted at the KC Irving Regional Centre.

Three Things to Know
1. The Sea Dogs were 3-1-1-0 at the KC Irving Regional Centre during the regular season.

Saint John 1 @ Acadie-Bathurst 2 (Mar 15 2016) Final OT1
Saint John 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst 3 (Jan 30 2016) Final
Saint John 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst 2 (Jan 9 2016) Final
Saint John 6 @ Acadie-Bathurst 5 (Dec 29 2015) Final SO
Saint John 3 @ Acadie-Bathurst 4 (Sep 27 2015) Final

2. The Sea Dogs have a record of 12-7-2-1 in Bathurst over the past five years.

3. Sam Povorozniouk, who already has four goals in this series, had five goals in nine games against the Titan during the regular season.

Out of town:
Rimouski at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM ADT
Rouyn-Noranda at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EDT
Gatineau at Qu├ębec - 7:00 PM EDT
Shawinigan at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EDT
Moncton at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Val-d'Or at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EDT
Cape Breton at Chicoutimi - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: Game four of this series is tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Bathurst.

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