Mooseheads drop shootout decision to Moncton
The Halifax Mooseheads overcame a 2-0 first period deficit but it was the Moncton Wildcats who came out on top in the shootout Sunday evening in Moncton.
The Moosheads looked like a team that was playing it’s third game in four nights as they came out flat and the Wildcats took advantage of that, scoring two first period goals to lead 2-0.
“We’re just not bringing the same jump tonight,” said General Manager Cam Russell during the first intermission.
Allain Saulnier and Patrick Delisle-Houde got the markers for the Wildcats.
Mooseheads rookie helped the team claw back setting up goals for captain Cameron Critchlow and Alexandre Grenier. Brent Andrews would then give the Herd the team’s first lead of the game when he jumped on a loose puck at the side of the net with less than two minutes left in the second period.
The game was a chippy affair with a total of 36 penalties on the night.
“Moncton is a dangerous team and if we want to beat them we have to stay out of the penalty box,” says Russell.
With the shootout loss the Mooseheads complete their weekend with a 5 of a possible 6 points and move to a 17-7-1-2 record. The team plays Friday when they will likely have the services of Darcy Ashley and possibly superstar forward Martin Frk who has been out the entire season with a concussion.
Listen to Mooseheads General Manager talk about tonight’s game, Nathan MacKinnon’s chance at cracking the World Junior selection camp lineup and the return of Martin Frk.
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