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Herd stronger in home stretch

The Halifax Mooseheads are inching closer to playing .500 hockey as the QMJHL season starts to wind down.

With 13 games left, the Mooseheads are 5-4-2 in their past 11 games as they head to Quebec for games on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. against the Rimouski Oceanic.

They edged the P.E.I. Rocket 5-4 in a shootout on Wednesday in a game they didn’t feel they deserved.

“We’ve been playing pretty good lately,” said Mooseheads assistant captain Pascal Amyot. “Even though we won against P.E.I., it didn’t reflect the way we’ve been playing. We were playing really well up until then and we’ve got to learn from that and give our best effort on the weekend.”

The Mooseheads won four straight games in November but haven’t enjoyed prolonged success like this all season. They’re still last in the QMJHL with a 13-37-5 record, but are five points from catching the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and 10 behind the Lewiston Maineics for the final playoff spot.

A couple of wins this weekend would change the picture.

“We’re looking for four points,” said Mooseheads winger Gabriel Desjardins.

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