SUBWAY GAME RECAP: Sea Dogs Fall 3-2 to Islanders
After going up 2-0 in the first period, the Saint John Sea Dogs (19-31-1-1) allowed three unanswered goals by the Charlottetown Islanders (19-27-5-1) in the second and fell 3-2 on Saturday night in game 2 of the One for All Festival presented by TD. Noah Reinhart led the Sea Dogs with assists on both goals, scored by Joseph Ianniello and Brady Burns.
Jarrett Todd led Charlottetown with a pair of assists in the win.
Jakob Robillard made 23 saves to pick up the win for the Islanders while Olivier Brideau stopped 24 shots for the Sea Dogs.
The Sea Dogs opened the scoring 6:08 into the first with Reinhart working a give-and-go pass to Ianniello in behind the Islander’s defense who put the puck past Robillard for the 1-0 lead.
Saint John added to their lead with 3:02 left in the first as Reinhart fed a cross ice pass to Burns on a 2-on-1 break who made no mistake putting the puck past a sprawling Robillard to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes.
Shots after the first were an even 11-11.
Charlottetown answered four minutes into the second with Todd finding Lucas Romeo with a pass off the rush that Romeo directed past Brideau to cut the lead to 2-1.
A minute and a half later, shortly into some 4-on-4 action, Kieran Gallant fed a pass from the point down low to Jérémie Biakabutuka who cut to the net and roofed a backhand shot past Brideau to tie the game 2-2.
The Islanders took the lead with just over six minutes left in the second, breaking in 3-on-1 on the Sea Dogs, allowing Todd to set up Quispamsis-born Kiefer Lyons who ripped a shot past Brideau to take the 3-2 lead.
The Sea Dogs nearly tied it back up a minute later as Burns found Cole Burbidge in front for a close range shot and the ensuing rebound found the stick of Reinhart, but both were stopped by Robillard.
Shots after the second were 27-25 for the Islanders.
After a quiet start to the third, the Islanders nearly added to their lead as Gallant stole the puck to create a 2-on-1 on which he fed Michael Horth in the slot for a point blank shot but Brideau stood tall and shut the door.
Jared Cosman came close to tying the game for the Sea Dogs with just under four minutes to play, intercepting an outlet pass for a wide open shot from the slot only for Robillard to flash the leather to preserve the Islanders lead.
That was as close as Saint John came as Charlottetown hung on for the 3-2 win.
Final shots were 27-25 for the Islanders.
Alpine 3 Stars
1 Kiefer Lyons (1G)
2 Joseph Ianniello (1G)
3 Jérémie Biakabutuka (1G)
Join us tomorrow at TD Station for Hockey for All Day! A full day of free events offered to the community in the spirit of One for All. Read more here.
The Sea Dogs and Islanders meet again on Monday, February 20th at TD Station. The game will conclude the One for All Festival presented by TD with a tribute to Lady Gaga performing pre-game and during both intermissions. Doors open at 12:30pm, puck drop is at 2pm.
Grab your tickets at the TD Station Box Office or online here: Lady Gaga Tribute.