The Sea Dogs fell to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles for the second time in as many nights on Friday by a final score of 7-2. Tommy DaSilva was sensational for Saint John in his first QMJHL game since December 7th making 47 saves on the night.
Cape Breton opened the scoring at 4:52 of the first period on a goal from Adam McCormick.
After Gabriel Proulx was called for tripping at 11:13 the Sea Dogs took to the power play and it was Josh Lawrence finding twine after the puck deflected off James White in front of the net.
Two minutes later the Screaming Eagles retook the lead on a Ryan Francis goal at 14:44 making it 2-1 heading into the second. Shots favored Cape Breton 21-4 in the period.
Former Sea Dog Nathan Larose scored his second goal of this back-to-back at 13:24 of the second to put his team up 3-1.
At 16:36 Nicholas Deakin-Poot scored his 15th of the year with assists going to Maxim Cajkovic and Charlie DesRoches. DesRoches now has 22 points this season placing him sixth in scoring among rookie defencemen.
The third period proved to be a killer for the Port City team as the Screaming Eagles scored four straight off the sticks of Olivier Bourret, Shaun Miller and Brooklyn Kalmikov who added a pair.
DaSilva turned aside 47 for Saint John while Grimard stopped 14 for the Cape Breton win.
Alpine 3 Stars
1 – Brooklyn Kalmikov
2 – Derek Gentile
3 – Tommy DaSilva
Saint John returns home for a Sunday afternoon game against the Victoriaville Tigres at 3PM on March 3rd. This is one of only four home game remaining at Harbour Station this season. Tickets are available from the Harbour Station box office or online at www.harbourstation.ca