Friday, April 15, 2016

PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 5: vs Screaming Eagles

With the series tied at 2-2, the Saint John Sea Dogs and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles meet for a pivotal game five tonight at Harbour Station. Game time is 7 p.m.

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

Series status: The best-of-seven second round series is tied at 2-2.

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 – Friday, April 15 at Saint John – 7 p.m.
Game 6 – Sunday, April 17 at Cape Breton – 7 p.m.

Last game: The Screaming Eagles evened the series at 2-2 with a 4-1 victory at Centre 200 on Tuesday. Giovanni Fiore, Phelix Martineau, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Evgeny Svechnikov scored for Cape Breton. Jakub Zboril scored Saint John’s lone goal. Alexandre Belanger made 32 saves in the win. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 32 saves 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: Michael Joly is due. After recording eight goals and five assists in Cape Breton’s first eight playoff games, he has been held pointless in the last two – despite putting seven shots on goal on Tuesday. Joly can’t be held off the score sheet forever.

Three Things to Know
1. Bokondji Imama will not play tonight, according to a source. The league still hasn’t made a decision on a suspension following his hit on Tobie Bisson in game four. The Sea Dogs have recalled Cedric Pare to help fill some holes up front.
2. The Sea Dogs are 4-1-0-0 at Harbour Station this post-season – with their only loss coming in game one of this series. The Screaming Eagles are 3-2-0-0 on the road.

3. Maxim Lazarev has (somewhat) quietly moved into second in QMJHL playoff scoring with five goals and 15 points in nine matches.

Out of town:
Gatineau at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs and Screaming Eagles meet for game six on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Centre 200.

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