Wednesday, October 12, 2016

RECAP: Sea Dogs lose 3-2 (OT)

FINAL: Saint John 2, Blainville-Boisbriand 3 (OT)
By Kevin Chambers | SN Staff

BOISBRIAND – The Saint John Sea Dogs’ perfect road trip record came to an end on Wednesday.

The Sea Dogs battled hard with a short bench (Joe Veleno was injured early) but came up just short, dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. The single point does move the Sea Dogs back into top spot in the Maritimes Division.

Goal scorers for the Sea Dogs were Luke Green and Spencer Smallman. Alex Bishop took the OT loss, stopping 29 of a possible 32 shots.

The Armada goal scorers were Brock Perry, Yvan Mongo and Alexandre Alain. Samuel Montembeault picked up the win, stopping 27 of 29 shots.

To the notes…
  • Perry opened the scoring for the Armada on a power play at 4:27, putting a well placed wrist shot by Bishop.
  • The Sea Dogs would even the score at 5:47 when the captain Smallman tucked in a wrap around goal, beating Montembeault and evening things at 1-1.
  • The Armada would strike again at 11:58 of the opening frame. After deflecting a pass attempt, Mongo was able to nudge past Martineau and slide the puck five hole on Bishop.
  • The Sea Dogs capitalized on a power play at 15:52 when Green’s blast from the point found it’s way through, tying the match at 2-2.
  • In a rare fight, Mathieu Joseph dropped the gloves with Jeremie Roy in the second period.
  • There was no scoring in the third period despite a couple power play chances for the Armada.
  • The Armada would score the game winner in OT at 3:37 when Alain turned and fired a shot on goal from the high slot that got past Bishop.
  • The OT loss snaps the Sea Dogs’ five-game winning streak; however, they have still managed at least a single point in six straight games.
  • Smallman’s first period goal was the 150th point of his QMJHL career.
  • Perry, who scored the game’s opening goal, is the son of former Saint John Flames forward Jeff Perry and was born in Saint John.
  • Early in the first period, Veleno was injured and did not return. Samuel Dove-McFalls took his spot on the top line.
  • The Sea Dogs started the game with 11 forwards but had to finish with just 10. At one point, the Dogs had to play with nine while Joseph was sitting for his earlier fight.
  • Montembeault has not lost a game since he returned to the Armada (5-0-0).
  • The NHL season started tonight. Thomas Chabot did not play for the Senators, though, in the team’s 5-4 win over Auston Matthews.
Veleno - Highmore - Joseph
Smallman - Noel - Grzelewski
Imama – Dove-McFalls - Green
Reginato - Pare

Zboril - Webster
Bernier - Green
Felixson – Stewart


SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without Thomas Chabot (Ottawa Senators); John Warren, Gabriel Bettez and Kyle Ward (the three did not make the trip due to injuries); and Bryson Michel.

The two teams battled back and forth all night, but the turning point of the game didn’t happen until the OT winner, which was scored by Alexandre Alain.

1. Spencer Smallman
2. Alexandre Alain
3. Alex Bishop

I’m going to Mississauga for the tweet of the night because it’s awesome.
The Sea Dogs continue their long trip through Quebec on Friday night, visiting the defending President Cup champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Game time is 8:30 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Any particulars on Veleno injury? Noticed his absence in the first period while I was shooting the game ...