Sea Dogs score four unanswered to force game five
Down 3-0 in their best-of-seven series against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and facing elimination, the Saint John Sea Dogs came out and battle to keep their season alive with a 4-2 win at home Thursday night.
After going down 2-0 in the first two minutes of the game, Saint John scored four unanswered goals to force a game five.
Baie-Comeau struck early as Ambrozhiechik capitalized on a turnover in the Sea Dogs zone to put the visitors up 1-0 under 1:30 into the contest. The goal was unassisted.
Less than 30 seconds later the Sea Dogs coughed the puck up in their zone again and Jasmin Boutet took advantage making it an early 2-0 lead for the Drakkar. Simon Desbiens had the lone helper.
Saint John responded later in the period when Daniel Del Paggio banged home a rebound to cut the deficit to 2-1 at 11:42. Matthew Highmore and Adam Bateman each got helpers on the powerplay marker.
Skipping ahead to the second period, Nathan Noel took a backhanded and it squeaked through Philippe Cadorette to knot the game up at two goals apiece at 2:36. Assists went to Del Paggio and Luke Green.
In the third period the Sea Dogs took advantage of a powerplay to jump into the lead, 3-2, just 26 seconds into the frame. It was Jakub Zboril who put a point shot past Cadorette for the one-goal lead. Noel and Mathieu Joseph grabbed helpers.
Late in the game Mark Tremaine potted an empty-netter on the powerplay to seal the victory. Spencer Smallman had the only assist.
Game five is set for Saturday afternoon at Harbour Station. Puck drop is 4pm atlantic time.