Maxim Cajkovic contributed four points on Saturday night as the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan for the second time in as many nights, 5-1. Saint John improves to 11-29-2-1 and moves one point ahead of Shawinigan for the final playoff spot. Acadie-Bathurst falls to 7-33-1-1.
Bathurst opened the scoring at 9:30 on a Mathieu Desgagnes blast directly off the face-off. It would prove to be the Titan’s only lead and only goal on the night.
Rookie Charlie DesRoches connected for his eighth of the season at 13:01 on a spinning shot that fooled Grametbauer to tie the game 1-1. DesRoches finished with two points and is now 3rd in rookie defencemen goals.
Nicholas Deakin-Poot scored his ninth of the season when Maxim Cajkovic drove past the net and fed the puck back out front on the back hand. The Sea Dogs would take the lead and never look back.
William Poirier opened the scoring at 2:04 of the second period when he was fed in the slot and wired one past Grametbauer for his 10th of the year and second in as many nights.
Maxim Cajkovic then scored his first of the night when he broke over the blue line with speed and absolutely wired a shot for his 10th of the year to put the Sea Dogs up 4-1. Cajkovic now sits eighth overall in rookie scoring league wide.
Tyriq Outen took over goaltending duties for the Titan in the third period.
In the third, Robbie Burt would feed Cajkovic with a pass from the point for a tap in and his 11th of the season to put the Sea Dogs ahead for a final score of 5-1. Burt and Cajkovic are tied for a team leading 29 points.
Denisov stopped 37 shots for the Sea Dogs win. Grametbauer and Outen combined for 25 saves in the loss.
Saint John has now won their past three games and last four on the road. In the last 10 games the Sea Dogs are 6-4-0-0, eighth best in the league.
1 – Maxim Cajkovic
2 – Charlie DesRoches
3 – Nicholas Deakin-Poot
The Sea Dogs will have four days off before heading on a Quebec road trip that kicks off in Drummondville on Thursday night at 8PM.