SUBWAY GAME RECAP: Sea Dogs Dominate Islanders in 7-2 Win
Brady Burns had a goal and three assists to lead the Saint John Sea Dogs (22-36-4-1) to a 7-2 win over the Charlottetown Islanders (24-30-6-1) on Tuesday night.
Nicolas Bilodeau added a goal and two assists for the Sea dogs while Luka Benoit and Peter Reynolds had a goal and an assist each and Joseph Ianniello tallied three assists.
Ventsislav Shingarov was stellar in net making 36 saves on 38 shots.
Jakob Robillard stopped 27 shots for the Islanders.
Alexis Cournoyer had a great chance to open the game, rushing down the right wing and to the net off the opening faceoff only to put the puck just wide.
Three minutes later Jérémie Biakabutuka took a similar path to the net for a chance but Shingarov stayed with him and shut the door.
Just before the midway point of the first the Islanders opened the scoring as Lucas Romeo cycled the puck down to Kiefer Lyons who put a low shot on that missed and came out the other side to Lane Hinkley who blasted the puck home for the 1-0 lead.
1:26 later the Sea Dogs responded as Burns floated a pass to Benoit in front off the rush who made no mistake 1-on-1 with Robillard to tie the game 1-1.
Four minutes later, with the Islanders on the powerplay, Ross Campbell put a hard point shot on that Shingarov stopped, denied Carl-Etienne Michel on the rebound but Kieran Gallant put it home on the third try to put Charlottetown back up 2-1.
The Sea Dogs answered back just 1:22 later as Cournoyer floated a puck on net from the point and Eriks Mateiko redirected it past Robillard to tie the game once more 2-2.
Just over a minute later Saint John struck again as Benoit hit Cole Burbidge with a great stretch pass for a breakaway and Burbidge went bar down on Robillard to give the Sea Dogs the 3-2 lead after 20 minutes.
Shots after the first were 18-10 for the Islanders.
After a scoreless 10 minutes to start the second the Sea Dogs added to their lead on the powerplay as Bilodeau fired a point shot that Cournoyer tipped through the legs of Robillard and Alex Drover put it over the line to make it 4-2.
Two minutes later Hinkley drove the net for the Islanders, his shot was stopped as was the second chance by Sam Bowness with Shingarov making a great sprawling save.
However, on the play it was determined Sea Dogs defenceman Nate Tivey covered the puck with his hand in the crease after the shot from Bowness, giving the Islanders a penalty shot.
Joel Marchon took the penalty shot for Charlottetown but was denied by Shingarov.
Just moments later Michael Horth was sprung on a partial break, but his move at the net was not clever enough to beat Shingarov who came up with another big save.
Shots after the second were 31-16 for Charlottetown.
Just under five minutes into the third Burns took a shot from high up in the zone that took a bounce off the end boards right to Bilodeau who chipped it past Robillard to extend the Sea Dogs lead to 5-2.
Pavel Simek came very close to extending the lead further a little under four minutes later, breaking to the net, and avoiding a poke check from Robillard but could not finish as Robillard made a great left-pad save.
The Sea Dogs shut down any offense the Islanders brought in the third, outshooting them 14-6 to secure the win.
Burns and Reynolds added late goals to make it a 7-2 final.
Final shots were 38-34 for the Islanders.
Alpine 3 Stars
1 Ventsislav Shingarov (36 saves 1A)
2 Brady Burns (1G 3A)
3 Lane Hinkley (1G)
The Sea Dogs are back in action on Friday, March 17th, when they host the Halifax Mooseheads at TD station for The Luckiest Game! Our St.Patrick’s Day celebration that will include Happy Hour from 6-7pm in the Moosehead Light Ice Bar, performances from Celtic duo Sorcha Gunn during both intermissions, and two lucky winners will receive a night at the Hilton and a Cask & Kettle gift card!
Puck drop is at 7PM AST and you can get your tickets at the TD Station Box Office and online! Adult Ticket tickets for this game are buy one get one free!
Don’t forget to redeem your flex vouchers! There are only three home games left to do so!