SUBWAY GAME RECAP: Game 2 | Sea Dogs Fight Hard in Loss to Gatineau

The Saint John Sea Dogs head home trailing 2-0 in their first-round series to the Gatineau Olympiques after a 9-0 loss Saturday evening.

Alexis Gendron led Gatineau to the win with a hat trick while Riley Kidney had a goal and five assists and Zachary Dean and Oliver Nadeau each added a goal and two assists.

Francesco Lapenna made 25 saves to get the shutout for Gatineau while Ventsislav Shingarov made 21 stops and Olivier Brideau made six in the Saint John goal.

39 seconds in, Nadeau won the puck in behind the Sea Dogs net and fed a backdoor pass to Antonin Verreault who put the puck in the open net for an early 1-0 lead for Gatineau.

Off the very next faceoff, the Olympiques struck again as Vincent Maisonneuve hit Gendron with a stretch pass for a breakaway that Gendron sniped past Shingarov to make it 2-0 just 48 seconds in.

Gendron got in behind the Sea Dogs defense again just two minutes later, but Shingarov stayed with him and just got a piece of the puck to deflect it over the net.

After the Olympiques killed an extended 5-on-3, Kidney kept the puck in at the Sea Dogs blue line and put a cross-ice pass to Charles Antoine Pilot who then centered it to Gendron who one-timed his second of the period past Shingarov to make it 3-0.

Shots after the first were 14-12 for Gatineau.

1:43 into the second the Olympiques caught the Sea Dogs in transition and Samuel Savoy hit Gendron with a pass to spring him in alone once more and he made no mistake, going five-hole on Shingarov to complete the natural hat trick and make it 4-0 Gatineau.

The Sea Dogs almost got on the board two minutes later as Cole Burbidge set up Brady Burns for a one-timer with a wide open net, but Burn’s shot went just wide.

A few minutes later, Saint John got caught on a line change and Pilot fed a long pass to Oliver Boutin who put it up to Cole Cormier who blasted a slapshot over the shoulder of Shingarov to make it 5-0.

Seven minutes after that, amidst some 4-on-4 action, Kidney stole the puck in the neutral zone and found Dean coming with speed down the left wing and Dean flew past the Sea Dogs defense and fired the puck past the left arm of Shingarov to make it 6-0.

Shots after the second period were 27-17 for the Olympiques.

Brideau came in for Shingarov to begin the third period.

Just over the halfway point of the third, former Sea Dog Cam Macdonald put a shot on from just inside the Saint John blueline that Brideau stopped but Nate Tivey’s clearing attempt hit the shin pad of Cole Burbidge a deflected back into the Sea Dogs net for an own goal.

MacDonald would be credited with the marker to make it 7-0 Gatineau.

1:27 later, with the Olympiques on the powerplay, Tristan Luneau walked in from the right point and slid the puck to a wide open Kidney in the slot who snapped a shot past a screened Brideau to make it 8-0.

The Sea Dogs came down on a 3-on-2 two minutes later and Danny Akkouche laid the puck off to Burbidge who cut to the net, but could not jam the puck past Lapenna.

Nadeau added a late powerplay goal with 1:24 left to make it a 9-0 final.

Final shots were 36-25 for Gatineau.

Alpine 3 Stars

1 Alexis Gendron (3G)

2 Riley Kidney (1G 5A)

3 Francesco Lapenna (25 save shutout)

Full Stats

The Sea Dogs head back home for Game 3 Tuesday night at TD Station. Puck drop is at 7 PM AST and you can get your tickets at the TD Station Box Office and online.

The 50/50 pot for Game 3 is already growing, so be sure to purchase your tickets from anywhere in New Brunswick here.

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