Friday, April 1, 2016


Tonight, the Saint John Sea Dogs will try to do what they couldn’t on Wednesday: eliminate the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. The Sea Dogs carry a 3-1 series lead heading into tonight’s game five at Harbour Station. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

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

Series status: Saint John leads the best-of-seven first round series 3-1.

Game 1 (March 25): Bathurst 1, Saint John 4
Game 2 (March 26): Bathurst 2, Saint John 4
Game 3 (March 29): Saint John 7, Bathurst 1
Game 4 (March 30): Saint John 3, Bathurst 6
Game 5 (April 1): Bathurst at Saint John

Last game: The Titan staved off elimination with a 6-3 win over the Sea Dogs on Wednesday night at the KC Irving Regional Centre. Daniil Miromanov had four goals while Christophe Boivin and Jordan Maher also scored. Matt Murphy, Samuel Dove-McFalls and Nathan Noel scored for Saint John. Reilly Pickard made 40 saves in the win. Marc-Antoine Turcotte was pulled after allowing four goals on 12 shots. Alex Bishop made 14 saves in relief.

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: Before Wednesday’s game, the Titan had scored four goals in the entire series. On Wednesday, Daniil Miromanov scored four goals. The Russian forward now has five goals in this series.

Three Things to Know
1. Jeffrey Truchon-Viel, with four assists on Wednesday, now has one goal and five points in this series. Viel had seven goals and an assist in nine games against Saint John during the regular season.

2. Mathieu Joseph leads Saint John in playoff scoring with five goals and two assists. Nathan Noel has one goal and six assists.

3. Will we see another quick opening goal tonight? On Tuesday the Sea Dogs scored just 41 seconds into the match. On Wednesday Bathurst scored 21 seconds in.

Out of town:
Moncton at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Cape Breton at Chicoutimi - 7:30 PM EDT
Charlottetown at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EDT
Sherbrooke at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: If the Titan win tonight’s game, game six is on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bathurst.

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