After getting blown out in game two, the Saint John Sea Dogs will be looking to rebound in game three of their QMJHL semifinal playoff series against the Shawinigan Cataractes. Game time this evening at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Series status: The best-of-seven semifinal series is tied 1-1.
Game 1: Saint John 6, Shawinigan 5 (OT)
Game 2: Saint John 1, Shawinigan 7
Game 3: Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. – Shawinigan at Saint John
Game 4: Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. – Shawinigan at Saint John
Game 5: Friday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. – Saint John at Shawinigan
Last game: Shawinigan scored five power play goals in a 7-1 victory over the Sea Dogs on Saturday at Centre Gervais Auto. Dennis Yan and Anthony Beauvillier each scored twice while singles came from Gabriel Sylvestre, Brandon Gignac and Alexis D’Aoust. Matthew Highmore scored Saint John’s lone goal. Philippe Cadorette made 26 saves in the win. Marc-Antoine Turcotte was pulled after allowing five goals on 31 shots. Alex Bishop made eight saves in relief.
2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 2-0-0-0 against the Cataractes in the regular season while Shawinigan went 0-2-0-0 against Saint John.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Cataractes: None
Player to watch: Matthew Highmore has two goals and two assists in this series.
Three Things to Know
1. After scoring five power play goals on 12 attempts in game two, Shawinigan now has the third best power play (amongst teams still playing) in the QMJHL post-season with a rating of 28.1%. The Cataractes had the best power play in the regular season with a rating of 29.1%.
2. Dennis Yan has reportedly been suspended for tonight’s game for a cross check in game two. Yan, a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect, has seven goals and four assists this post-season – including three goals in this series.
3. The Sea Dogs are 5-2 at home so far during the playoffs. The Cataractes are 4-1 on the road.
Shawinigan at Saint John - 7:00 PM ADT
Next game: Game four of this series is tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.