The Saint John Sea Dogs (46-17-1-3) broke a franchise record for most goals in a single game in their win over the Cape Breton Eagles (14-46-4-3) on Friday. Scoring 14 goals in front of the crowd at TD Station, the Port City team put on a show for their final home game of the regular season.
A performance from Maestro Fresh Wes at the first intermission brought the energy to the arena and got the crowd moving in their seats. Goals came from Peter Reynolds, Marshall Lessard, Philippe Daoust, Raivis Kristians Ansons, Brady Burns, Jérémie Poirier, Philippe Daoust, and William Dufour in the win.
Nikolas Hurtubise got the win for Saint John, making 18 saves on 20 shots. Rémi Delafontaine started for the Eagles, allowing 6 goals on 19 shots, before being replaced by Xavier Farrah in the second period. Ferrah made 22 saves on 30 shots in his first QMJHL appearance.
The Sea Dogs brought the energy from the start with five straight goals in the first period. Peter Reynolds opened the scoring 2:37 into the game with a quick shot off a pass from Marshall Lessard. Lessard got one of his own less than 30 seconds later, off a pass from Peter Reynolds.
At 6:51, Peter Reynolds hit the back of the net for his second of the night.
Philippe Daoust fired a sharp angle shot past the net minder, making it 4-0 at 16:58.
The Sea Dogs scored their final goal of the period at 18:23 when Raivis Kristians Ansons was sprung on a breakaway off a pass from Vincent Sévigny.
The Eagles got on the board with 11 seconds remaining in the first off a goal by Peter Repcik and the Sea Dogs went into the second period up 5-1.
Shots after the first were 17-9 for Saint John.
1:54 into the second frame Brady Burns scored his first of the night, his 26th of the season.
At 3:47, Lucas Canning was sent off on a high sticking call and the Eagles switched goaltenders, putting Xavier Ferrah in net for his first QMJHL game.
The Sea Dogs did not score on the power play, but at 7:59, Peter Reynolds completed his hat trick, picking up a rebound and shooting it to the back of the net.
At 9:29, Jérémie Poirier got in on the action with a clean wrist shot from the slot.
Cam Squires was sent to the box on a holding call at 14:01. Four seconds into the power play Sea Dogs captain Vincent Sévigny fired a shot from the blue line and got on the board.
At 16:50, Cam Squires scored the second goal of the night for the Eagles.
An interference call against Riley Bezeau at 17:10 sent the Sea Dogs to the penalty kill. Philippe Daoust brought the score to double digits short handed, scoring on his backhand.
At the end of the period a handful of penalties were awarded, a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct to Nathan Drapeau, a minor for slashing to Peter Repcik, and a misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct to Jack Campbell, and play began at 4-on-4 for the final period.
Shots after the second were 35-13 for Saint John.
The Sea Dogs continued on their scoring tear in the third, beginning with Jérémie Poirier’s second goal of the night five minutes into the period.
The fourth line connected on another goal for Marshall Lessard’s second of the night at 12:18.
Five minutes later William Dufour scored on the power play, his 55th of the season, and the 13th goal of the game for the Sea Dogs, passing a franchise record for most goals in a single game.
They finished off the game with Peter Reynold’s fourth goal of the game, officially setting a new record for most goals scored in a single game, winning 14-2.
Final shots were 49-20 for Saint John.
Alpine 3 Stars
1 Peter Reynolds (4G 2A)
2 Olivier Picard (5A)
3 Marshall Lessard (2G 1A)
The Sea Dogs will head to Moncton to play the Wildcats on Sunday at 4 PM to finish off the regular season.
Playoff tickets are available now! Head to the TD Station Box Office to get your tickets and watch the Road to the Cup presented by TD live! Packages for all 13 home games, as well as single game tickets are available.