Friday, March 2, 2018
Game Day 60: at Bathurst
The Sea Dogs have lost seven straight games and are inching closer to being eliminated from playoff contention. They sit seven points back of the final playoff spot with nine games to play.
Game time this evening is 7 p.m.
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Records: The Sea Dogs are 13-35-9-2 for 37 points (6th Maritimes, 18th QMJHL) while the Titan are 36-15-7-2 for 81 points (2nd Maritimes, 4th QMJHL).
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-3 loss in Charlottetown on Sunday afternoon. Radim Salda, William Poirier and Cole Reginato scored. Alex D'Orio made 43 saves in the loss. The Titan are coming off a 3-2 overtime win in Charlottetown on Tuesday. Jordan Maher, Liam Murphy and Antoine Morand scored for Bathurst. Evan Fitzpatrick made 23 stops in the win.
2017-18 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-5-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 5-1-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Jan. 26 in Bathurst where the Titan defeated the Sea Dogs 5-1. Mitchell Balmas, Antoine Morand, Olivier Galipeau, German Rubtsov and Marc-Andre LeCouffe scored for Bathurst. Cedric Pare scored Saint John's goal. Evan Fitzpatrick made 16 saves in the win. Alex D'Orio made 35 stops in the loss.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: None.
Random stat: The Sea Dogs have lost 12 straight road games.
Titan to watch: Olivier Galipeau leads all QMJHL defencemen in scoring with 65 points.
Notes: The Sea Dogs are led by Ostap Safin who has a team high 24 goals and 53 points... Safin and Radim Salda are tied for the team lead in assists with 29... Antoine Morand leads the Titan in points with 66 and assists with 45... Mitchell Balmas has a team high 37 goals... Saint John is 6-20-4-0 on the road... Bathurst is 22-4-4-1 at home... the Titan have the league's second best power play with a rating of 26.8%... Bathurst has the second best penalty kill with a rating of 83.9%.
Out of town:
Victoriaville at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Québec - 7:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Rimouski at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST
Gatineau at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EST
Cape Breton at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST
Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Victoriaville Tigres tomorrow night at Harbour Station.