Round 1, Game 3
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Tonight at 7pm
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Saint John leads the best-of-seven first round playoff series 2-0.
SYDNEY, NS – A win tonight for the Saint John Sea Dogs and this series is basically over.
The Saint John Sea Dogs can take a 3-0 series lead tonight in Sydney when they face the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at 7pm. Game 4 is tomorrow at Centre 200.
Saint John won Games 1 and 2 at Harbour Station rather easily. On Friday, a second period outburst gave them a 13-4 victory. Then on Saturday, the Dogs won easily again, defeating the Eagles 8-1.
Charlie Coyle leads the way for the Sea Dogs, registering six goals and four assists in the first two games. He was credited with another assist in Game 1 but that was removed by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League yesterday upon further review. He recorded at hat trick and two assists in both games.
Zack Phillips is also off to a hot start with eight points. Stanislav Galiev has seven.
William Carrier has been Cape Breton’s best performer, scoring two goals and adding two assists in the first two games.
Friday’s game featured a few fights and Saturday’s game also had a bit of bad blood. These two teams have now played four straight games against each other going back to the regular season. Will things get nastier as the series heads to Cape Breton? We'll find out tonight.
|Cape Breton||Saint John|
|Record||23-42-1-2 (5th Maritimes)||50-15-0-3 (1st Maritimes)|
|Home Record||- - -||28-5-0-1|
|Road Record||17-16-0-1||- - -|
|Goals/Game||3.19 (14th)||4.34 (2nd)|
|GA/Game||4.45 (2nd)||2.62 (16th)|
|Shots/Game||28.90 (12th)||32.99 (3rd)|
|SA/GAME||31.50 (14th)||26.60 (1st)|
|PIM/GAME||15.1 (12th)||16.6 (6th)|
|Overall PP||22.3% (8th)||23.8% (5th)|
|Home PP||- - -||23.4% (6th)|
|Road PP||18% (14th)||- - -|
|Overall PK||70.6% (17th)||81.1% (5th)|
|Home PK||- - -||84.6% (4th)|
|Road PK||69.7% (16th)||- - -|
Game 1 Mar 23 Cape Breton (4) at Saint John (13)
Game 2 Mar 24 Cape Breton (1) at Saint John (8)
Game 3 Mar 27 Saint John at Cape Breton 7:00 PM ADT
Game 4 Mar 28 Saint John at Cape Breton 7:00 PM ADT
* Game 5 Mar 30 Cape Breton at Saint John 7:30 PM ADT
* Game 6 Apr 1 Saint John at Cape Breton 7:00 PM ADT
* Game 7Apr 3 Cape Breton at Saint John 7:00 PM ADT
Saint John went 7-1 against Cape Breton this year while the Screaming Eagles went 1-7 against the Sea Dogs.
September 16, 2011 - Cape Breton def. Saint John 8-5
October 28, 2011 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 6-3
November 25, 2011 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 5-2
November 26, 2011 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 4-1
December 16, 2011 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 4-3
February 26, 2012 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 9-1
March 16, 2012 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 4-0
March 17, 2012 - Saint John def. Cape Breton 7-4
Halifax at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Chicoutimi at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:30 PM ADT
Quebec at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EDT
Victoriaville at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EDT
Shawinigan at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EDT
Rimouski at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EDT
The Sea Dogs and Eagles play Game 4 tomorrow night at 7pm.