The Shawinigan Cataractes are on a roll, scoring 14 goals in their past two wins over the Saint John Sea Dogs. Meanwhile, the Dogs will look to get back on track following last night’s third period meltdown. Game 4 begins at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Series status: Shawinigan leads the best-of-seven semifinal series 2-1.
Game 1: Saint John 6, Shawinigan 5 (OT)
Game 2: Saint John 1, Shawinigan 7
Game 3: Shawinigan 7, Saint John 3
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: The Cataractes scored six unanswered goals in a 7-3 win over the Sea Dogs last night at Harbour Station. Brandon Gignac, Gabriel Gagne and Dmytro Timashov each scored twice for Shawinigan while Mathieu Olivier added a single. Philippe Cadorette made 26 saves in the win. Kyle Ward, Samuel Dove-McFalls and Sam Povorozniouk scored for Saint John. Marc-Antoine Turcotte allowed six goals on 22 shots in the loss.
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: Marc-Antoine Turcotte has certainly had his struggles in this series. In the first three games he has allowed 16 goals on 86 shots, including six on 24 shots last night. Can he bounce back tonight?
Three Things to Know
1. Sam Povorozniouk leads the QMJHL in playoff scoring with 13 goals and 23 points. Dmytro Timashov is second with 10 goals and 21 points.
2. Thomas Chabot continues to lead QMJHL defensemen in scoring with two goals and 19 points in 15 games. Shawinigan’s Cavan Fitzgerald (18 points) and Samuel Girard (17 points) are second and third, respectively.
3. Are the Sea Dogs a bad third period team this post-season? They’ve given up 22 third period goals – the most of any period – and have a minus-eight goal differential.
Out of town:
Rouyn-Noranda at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Next game: Game 5 is Friday night at 8:30 p.m. in Shawinigan.