- The previous high for shots by the Sea Dogs in a playoff game was 64, set during Game 4 of the 2011 President Cup final in Gatineau. The shot total was high in that game because it went to double overtime.
- The team record - regular season and playoffs combined - was also broken on Friday. The previous high was 67, set on Jan. 11, 2011 (but that game didn't have the OT period).
- The league record for shots in a playoff game is 89, set by the Hull Olympiques in 1999. Saint John's total last night places them in a tie for eighth all-time.
- Kyle Ward was the only Sea Dog without a shot on goal last night. Julien Gauthier, Matthew Highmore and Cole Reginato led the way with seven each.
- The 14 shots against were the second fewest the Sea Dogs have ever faced in a playoff game. The team record is 12, set in this year's opening round against Rimouski.
- The Sea Dogs gave up just one shot in the third period. Saint John has given up zero shots in a period at least once in their regular season history (Jan. 24, 2010 in Gatineau).
- As brought up during an intermission on Rogers TV, you have to wonder if these kinds of games are putting some rust on Callum Booth. Booth has faced more than 20 shots just once this post-season - and that was in Game 1 of the first round. He did make some key saves last night, though.
- Saint John's power play connected last night, but still didn't look great at times. They are now 3/21 on the man advantage this post-season.
- As mentioned by Danny Flynn during the Sea Dogs pre-game show on 96.1 NewSong FM, the two teams that were ranked above Saint John in the final CHL Top 10 - Regina at No. 1 and Erie at No. 2 - both lost their series opening games. Owen Sound, ranked fourth, also lost their first game.
- A few tweets:
Shots faced:— Jamie Tozer (@station_nation) April 8, 2017
Etienne Montpetit on Friday: 68
Callum Booth in all of round one: 70
Fun fact: Etienne Montpetit also made 57 saves w/ Chateauguay vs Prince Albert in Telus Cup final. That game went 3OT @SJSeaDogs @ForeursVD— Will MacLaren (@willontheair) April 8, 2017
|2008||Round 2, Game 6||at Bathurst||5-4 Win*||Payton Liske|
|2009||Round 1, Game 1||at Cape Breton||5-4 Loss||Joey Haddad|
|2010||Round 1, Game 4||at PEI||2-1 Win||Tomas Jurco|
|2010||Round 4, Game 4||at Moncton||3-2 Win||Nick Petersen|
|2011||Round 2, Game 4||at Victoriaville||5-4 Win||Jonathan Huberdeau|
|2011||Round 3, Game 1||vs Lewiston||5-4 Win||Stephen MacAulay|
|2011||Round 4, Game 4||at Gatineau||4-3 Win^||Ryan Tesink|
|2011||Round 4, Game 6||at Gatineau||3-2 Win*^||Alex Beauregard|
|2012||Round 3, Game 3||at Chicoutimi||5-4 Loss||Etienne Brodeur|
|2012||Round 3, Game 4||at Chicoutimi||3-2 Win||Charlie Coyle|
|2012||Round 3, Game 5||vs Chicoutimi||4-3 Win*||Stanislav Galiev|
|2012||Round 4, Game 1||vs Rimouski||3-2 Win^||Zack Phillips|
|2016||Round 1, Game 5||vs Bathurst||4-3 Win*||Thomas Chabot|
|2016||Round 2, Game 2||vs Cape Breton||4-3 Win||Joe Veleno|
|2016||Round 2, Game 5||vs Cape Breton||4-3 Loss||Giovanni Fiore|
|2016||Round 3, Game 1||at Shawinigan||6-5 Win||Matthew Highmore|
|2016||Round 3, Game 4||vs Shawinigan||4-3 Loss||Danny Moynihan|
|2017||Round 2, Game 1||vs Val-d'Or||2-1 Win||Samuel D.-McFalls|