Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Playoffs Game Day: Game 3 at Rimouski

The Saint John Sea Dogs look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in their first round matchup with the Rimouski Oceanic tonight. Puck drop for tonight's Game 3 is 8:30 p.m. at Rimouski's Colisée Financière Sun Life.

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

Series status: The Sea Dogs lead the first round best-of-seven series 2-0.

Last game: The Sea Dogs won Saturday's Game 2 at Harbour Station by a score of 4-1. Thomas Chabot scored two goals for Saint John while singles came from Bokondji Imama and Mathieu Joseph. Tyler Boland scored Rimouski's lone goal. Callum Booth made 17 saves in the win. Alexandre Lagace made 32 saves in the loss.

2016-17 regular season head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 2-0-0-0 against the Oceanic in the regular season while Rimouski went 0-2-0-0 against Saint John.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Oceanic: Forward Nico Blachman and defenceman Vincent Martineau.

Random stat: Saint John had the league's best power play throughout the regular season but has gone cold so far in the playoffs. They are 0-for-5 in the first two games of this series.

Three Things to Know
1. Rimouski went 15-16-2-1 on home ice this regular season while Saint John went 23-8-2-1 on the road.

2. Saint John is 2-0 all-time in playoff games in Rimouski. They won Game 3 of the 2012 President Cup, 6-4, and then won Game 4, 8-0.

3. Thomas Chabot is tied for fourth in league playoff scoring with five points (two goals and three assists) in two games.

Notes: Thomas Chabot leads Saint John in scoring this post-season with five points... Spencer Smallman and Mathieu Joseph lead the team in goals with three each... Chabot, Alexandre Bernier and Matthew Highmore all lead the team in assists with three... Alexandre Grise and Denis Mikhnin lead the Oceanic in playoff scoring with two points each (one goal and one assist)... no Rimouski player has scored more than one goal... Rimouski's Tyler Boland, who had 103 points during the regular season, has been held to one goal on five shots... both Saint John and Charlottetown have scored a league high 13 goals so far this post-season.

Out of town:
Rouyn-Noranda at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Acadie-Bathurst at Québec - 7:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Charlottetown at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EDT
Cape Breton at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EDT
Shawinigan at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The series continues tomorrow night with Game 4 in Rimouski. Puck drop is once again 8:30 p.m.

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