Sunday, April 17, 2016

PLAYOFF GAME DAY 6: at Cape Breton

It’s do or die for the Saint John Sea Dogs. After falling 4-3 in overtime on Friday, the Sea Dogs trail the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3-2 in the best-of-seven second round series entering tonight’s game six at Centre 200. Game time is 7 p.m.

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

Series status: The Screaming Eagles lead the best-of-seven second round series 3-2.

Game 1 – Cape Breton 4, Saint John 1
Game 2 – Cape Breton 3, Saint John 4 (OT)
Game 3 –Saint John 5, Cape Breton 2
Game 4 – Saint John 1, Cape Breton 4
Game 5 – Cape Breton 4, Saint John 3 (OT)
Game 6 – Sunday, April 17 at Cape Breton – 7 p.m.

Last game: Giovanni Fiore scored in overtime on Friday to give the Screaming Eagles a 4-3 win over the Sea Dogs at Harbour Station. Michael Joly had a pair of goals for Cape Breton while Jordan Ty Fournier added a solo marker. Matthew Highmore had two goals for Saint John and Daniel Del Paggio had one. Alexandre Belanger made 38 saves in the win. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 22 stops in the loss.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 6-3-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles in the regular season while Cape Breton went 3-5-0-1 against Saint John.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Screaming Eagles: Defenseman Olivier LeBlanc

Player to watch: Giovanni Fiore, the overtime hero on Friday, has three goals and three assists in this series. He had no goals and three assists in five games against Saint John during the regular season.

Three Things to Know
1. The QMJHL announced yesterday that Cape Breton’s Phelix Martineau has been suspended until further notice, presumably for his hit on Bailey Webster in Friday’s game.

2. Michael Joly, who was held pointless in games three and four, has scored a QMJHL high 10 goals this post-season. His 15 points place him second in playoff scoring.

3. Thomas Chabot has a ridiculous seven assists in this series so far. He has 12 points this post-season, placing him third amongst QMJHL defensemen.

Out of town:
Charlottetown at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT

Next game: If the Sea Dogs win, game seven is on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station. If the Sea Dogs lose, see you in August. 

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