Sunday, April 30, 2017

Playoffs Game Day: Game 6 at Chicoutimi

The Saint John Sea Dogs look to advance to their first President Cup final since 2012 today in Chicoutimi. Game time is 5 p.m. at Centre Georges-Vezina.

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

Series status: The Sea Dogs lead the best-of-seven President Cup semifinal series 3-2.

Last game: Saint John took Game 5 of the series on Friday night at Harbour Station, defeating Chicoutimi 4-0. Jakub Zboril, Nathan Noel, Thomas Chabot and Joe Veleno all scored for Saint John. Callum Booth made 23 saves in the shutout. Julio Billia made 48 saves in the loss.

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

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Sagueneens: None.

Random stat: Callum Booth has posted great numbers in this series, going 3-1-1 with a 1.48 GAA and .946 SV%. He also has two shutouts.

Three Things to Know
1. The Sagueneens are coming off a loss in Game 5. They have not lost back-to-back games this post-season.

2. Game 6 on home ice was not kind to the Sags in their quarterfinal series against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, where they fell 9-2. Chicoutimi went on to win Game 7 in overtime, of course. A loss today would not offer the Sags a chance to rebound in Game 7, though.

3. Chicoutimi is 6-0 when scoring first in these playoffs.

Notes: Mathieu Joseph leads Saint John in scoring with 20 points and goals with 11... Matthew Highmore has a team high 13 assists... Dmitry Zhukenov leads the Sagueneens in scoring with 20 points and assists with 15... Nicolas Roy and Joey Ratelle each have a team high eight goals... Saint John is 5-1 on the road... Chicoutimi is 5-2 at home... Joseph has moved into second in the league in goals... Thomas Chabot leads all defencemen in scoring with 16 points... Spencer Smallman has assists in four straight games... Joseph and Highmore have points in six straight road games.

Regular season head-to-head:
Out of town:
No other games.

Next game: If a Game 7 is needed, it would be played on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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