Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Playoffs Game Day: Game 3 at Boisbriand

The Saint John Sea Dogs look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead tonight against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the President Cup Final. Game time is 8:30 p.m. in Boisbriand.

TV/Radio/Webcast: TVA Sports 2/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Series status: The Sea Dogs lead the Armada 2-0 in the best-of-seven President Cup Final series.

Last game: The Sea Dogs shutout the Armada 4-0 in Game 2 on Saturday night at Harbour Station. Julien Gauthier scored a pair of goals while singles came from Mathieu Joseph and Spencer Smallman. Callum Booth made 27 saves in the shutout. Samuel Montembeault made 33 stops in the loss.

2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 1-0-1-0 against the Armada during the regular season while Blainville-Boisbriand went 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Armada: None.

Random stat: Callum Booth recorded his third shutout of the playoffs on Saturday. Booth allowed four goals following his first shutout and five following his second.

Three Things to Know
1. Julien Gauthier will serve the first game of his two-game suspension tonight.

2. The Armada are 7-1 at home this post-season, outscoring opponents 36-16. Meanwhile, the Sea Dogs are 6-1 on the road and have outscored teams 37-18.

3. The Armada's Pierre-Luc Dubois has been held pointless so far in this series.

Notes: Mathieu Joseph leads Saint John in scoring with 27 points and goals with 13... Thomas Chabot has a team high 15 assists... Alex Barre-Boulet leads the Armada and league in points (30), goals (14), and assists (16)... Chabot leads all defencemen in scoring with 20 points... the Armada's power play is 0/10 in this series... Saint John has the league's best penalty kill this post-season with a rating of 90.3%... Spencer Smallman has points in seven straight games... Bokondji Imama has goals in three straight road games... Mathieu Joseph has points in seven straight road games.

Regular season head-to-head:
Next game: Game 4 of the series takes place on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in Boisbriand. The game can be seen on Sportsnet 360.

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