Sunday, January 28, 2018

Game Day 48: at Halifax

HALIFAX - The Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads meet again this afternoon at Scotiabank Centre.

The Mooseheads defeated the Sea Dogs 5-2 last night in what was a close and entertaining match. Halifax scored three goals in the third period to secure the win.

Game time today is 3 p.m.

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are 12-27-6-2 for 32 points (6th Maritimes, 17th QMJHL) while the Mooseheads are 31-11-5-1 for 68 points (1st Maritimes, 2nd QMJHL).

Last games: As mentioned above, these two met last night in Halifax with the Mooseheads defeating the Sea Dogs 5-2. Maxime Fortier scored twice while singles came from Arnaud Durandeau, Otto Somppi and Raphael Lavoie. Cedric Pare and Kevin Gursoy scored for Saint John. Blade Mann-Dixon made 23 saves in the victory. Matthew Williams made 35 stops in the loss.

2017-18 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-3-1-0 against the Mooseheads this season while Halifax is 4-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: See above.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Mooseheads: Goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon.

Random stat: Saint John has lost six straight road games.

Moosehead to watch: If he starts today, Mooseheads goaltender Alexis Gravel will be looking to rebound from a rough stretch. He has allowed three or more goals in each of his past four starts - and was pulled in two of those.

Notes: Ostap Safin leads Saint John in scoring with 37 points... Safin has scored a team high 15 goals... Safin and Radim Salda each have a team high 22 assists... Otto Somppi leads the Mooseheads in scoring with 57 points... Filip Zadina leads the Moose in goals with 27... Somppi has a team high 41 assists... Zadina will serve the second game of his two-game suspension tonight... Saint John is 6-16-2-0 on the road... Halifax is 16-3-3-0 at home this year... the Sea Dogs are averaging a league low 2.52 goals per game.

Out of town:
Rimouski at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM AST
Gatineau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 3:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Qu├ębec - 3:00 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Rouyn-Noranda - 3:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs are in Sydney to take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Wednesday night.

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