Saturday, March 3, 2018

Game Day 61: vs Tigres

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs will face a tough opponent tonight at Harbour Station.

The Victoriaville Tigres, who sit sixth overall in the QMJHL standings, are in town to face the Sea Dogs. Game time is 7 p.m.

Saint John has lost eight straight games while Victoriaville has won five straight.

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSongFM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are 13-36-9-2 for 37 points (6th Maritimes, 18th QMJHL) while the Tigres are 36-20-4-2 for 78 points (6th Maritimes. 2nd East).

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-1 loss in Bathurst last night. Kevin Mason scored Saint John's lone goal while Matthew Williams made 38 saves in the loss. The Tigres are coming off a big 9-0 win in Charlottetown last night. Ivan Kosorenkov scored four goals while singles came from Vitalii Abramov, Mathieu Sévigny, Maxime Comtois, Simon Lafrance and Vincent Lanoue. Etienne Montpetit made 31 saves in the shutout.

2017-18 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Tigres this season while Victoriaville is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Jan. 11 in Victoriaville where the Sea Dogs fell 5-2 to the Tigres. Maxime Comtois scored two goals for Victoriaville while singles came from Felix Lauzon, Jeremie Beaudin and Vitalii Abramov. Cole Reginato and Ben Reid scored for Saint John. Tristan Côté-Cazenave made 16 saves in the win. Matthew Williams made 33 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Tigres: None.

Random stat: This is the second game of a three-in-three for Saint John and the third game of a three-in-four for Victoriaville.

Tigre to watch: Anaheim Ducks prospect Maxime Comtois has 39 goals and 34 assists in 49 games this season.

Notes: Ostap Safin leads Saint John in scoring with 53 points and goals with 24... Safin and Radim Salda has a team high 29 assists... Vitalii Abramov leads the Tigres in scoring with 90 points and assists with 54... Maxime Comtois leads the Tigres in goals with 39... the Tigres are 16-11-2-2 on the road this season... the Sea Dogs are 7-15-5-2 at home... Abramov is second in league scoring and assists... the Tigres have the third best power play (24.2%) and second best penalty kill (84.1%) in the league... Comtois has goals in five straight games and points in 15.

Out of town:
Blainville-Boisbriand at Drummondville - 3:00 PM EST
Halifax at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Acadie-Bathurst at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Rimouski at Gatineau - 7:00 PM EST
Cape Breton at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Val-d'Or - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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