SAINT JOHN – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan returned to action Sunday afternoon after two days off as they visited the Saint John Sea Dogs at TD Station.
Saint John wasted no time scoring the games first goal with Jeffrey Durocher finding the back of the net just 31 seconds in. His 17th of the season made it 1-0. In the final minute of the first period former Titan Anderson MacDonald jammed one five-hole on Tristan Berube to double the Sea Dogs lead to 2-0 after one.
Durocher extended the lead further midway through the second period with his second of the game. Three minutes later Mathieu Desgagnes got the Titan on the board with a shorthanded tally beating the Sea Dog defencemen and firing past Zachary Bouthillier. Josh Lawrence quickly restored the three goal edge for Saint John with his 16th of the season at 13:32. Mark Rumsey answered for Acadie-Bathurst 1:10 later to cut it to 4-2 with a nice individual effort ans Alexis Dube followed that up with his first career goal at 15:14 to get them within one. Remy Anglehart tied the game with his 25th of the campaign at 18:51 on the powerplay and it was 4-4 after 40 minutes of play.
The Sea Dogs took a two-goal lead in the third period on goals from Julian Vander Voet at 4:02 and Brady Burns at 9:03. With under 10 minutes to go Ben Allison received a pass from Bennett MacArthur on an odd-man rush and ripped his first career goal past Bouthillier to get the Titan back within a goal 6-5. Unfortunately Lawrence would get the empty net goal with 31 seconds to make it 7-5 Saint John and that would be the final score.
The Titan will now return home to take on the Sherbrooke Phoenix tomorrow night at 7pm, a game that was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed due to the weather.