Our recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs travelled to Chicoutimi to take on the Sagueneens on Friday night. This was the second of three away games for the Sea Dogs.
The Telegraph-Journal’s recap (paywall). Sebastien Auger made 31 saves on 34 shots and made all three stops in the shooutout to lead the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 4-3 victory over the Chicoutimi Sagueneeens in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
UniverseHockey.ca's recap. Heartbreaking loss for the Sags.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. Friday’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action saw the Saint John Sea Dogs defeat the Chicoutimi Sagueneens with a 4-3 shootout decision in Chicoutimi.
MISSING IN ACTION: Ryan Kelly (healthy), Michael Mastrangelo (healthy), Benjamin Hade (upper body), Pierre Durepos (hip), Mackenzie Brown (knee), Matthew Highmore (shoulder), and Spencer Smallman (shoulder) did not play for Saint John.
SCORING FIRST: The Sea Dogs scored first in a game for just the fourth time this season. They are now 3-1-0-0 on the season when netting the first marker.
SEED: Jason Seed scored his first regular season goal as a Sea Dog in the first period, opening the scoring and giving Saint John an early 1-0 lead. Seed has played in 93 regular season games with the Dogs over parts of three seasons. The 20-year defenseman did have one goal in the playoffs last season.
Seed had one regular season goal with the Gatineau Olympiques in 2009-10.
HUBERDEAU: Jonathan Huberdeau had a very Jonathan Huberdeau like performance on Friday. The Sea Dogs captain had a goal, assist, six shots, and scored the only goal in the shootout. He also had a great chance late in the second period to put the Sea Dogs ahead but he could not connect.
Huberdeau now has 10 goals and eight assists in 12 games this year.
IZACKY: Import forward Jakub Izacky scored his first QMJHL goal at 15:59 of the third period, giving Saint John a late 3-2 lead at the time. Izacky, who was scratched last weekend, now has a goal and two assists in 10 games.
TIED: The Sags tied the game at 19:19 of the third on a bit of a controversial goal. It was reviewed and called a good goal. That sent the game to overtime and ended any hope of Saint John getting their first regulation win since September 30. The Dogs have just one other win this month and that came in a shootout as well.
AUGER: Sea Dogs goaltender Sebastien Auger took a roughing penalty at 18:42 of the third. According to Hockey DB, it was the first penalty of Auger’s QMJHL career.
RECORD: The win gives the Sea Dogs a record of 6-6-0-0 on the season, putting them back at .500. They have not gone two games under the .500 winning percentage mark this season.
CLOUTIER: Former Sea Dogs defenseman Guillaume Cloutier was a -1 and had one shot on goal against his former team. Cloutier was traded to Chicoutimi during the 2010-11 season in the Eric Gelinas trade.
NAMES: The Sagueneens dressed a lineup that likely is not liked by play-by-play people. Three Tremblays – Simon, Tristan, and Carl – and three Gagnons – Michael, Gabriel, and Mathieu – were all playing for Chicoutimi last night.
EXTRA TIME: The Sea Dogs are now 3-0 in games that have required extra time this season. They’ve won one game in overtime and two in a shootout.
NOTES: Sagueneens star Charles Hudon did not play due to concussion symptoms… both teams went 1-for-6 on the power play… Stephen MacAulay was a -2… Jonathan Huberdeau and Ryan Tesink each had six shots… Devon Oliver-Dares had three hits… Lukas Sedlak and Mathieu Gagnon each had two assists for Chicoutimi… Guillaume Asselin had six shots… Alexandre Roy had three hits… solid music and sound effects at the Georges Vezina Centre... the Sags are in Saint John next Sunday for a rematch.
OUT OF TOWN
Sherbrooke 3 at Halifax 4
P.E.I. 5 at Moncton 0
Cape Breton 1 at Acadie-Bathurst 5
Quebec 3 at Victoriaville 6
Blainville-Boisbriand 4 at Baie-Comeau 5 (SO)
Shawinigan 0 at Rimouski 4
Drummondville 5 at Rouyn-Noranda 4
Gatineau 4 at Val-d'Or 7
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs take on the Baie-Comeau Drakkar tonight at 5pm.
Photo: Universe Hockey
Photo: Universe Hockey