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Herd suffer back-to-back comeback losses

The Halifax Mooseheads skated away with one point over the weekend, but were in line for much more.

The Halifax Mooseheads skated away with one point over the weekend, but were in line for much more.


Halifax held third-period home leads against both the Moncton Wildcats and the Prince Edward Island Rocket – but in each instance wound up losing by a goal.


The Mooseheads dropped a 3-2 decision to Moncton on Friday night, and followed that up with a 6-5-overtime setback to the Rocket Saturday.


Against P.E.I., Jordan Costello potted his first goal of the season for the Mooseheads to give the Herd a 5-4 lead with 14 minutes left in regulation time. But just three minutes later, Samson Mahbod tied it up on the power play for P.E.I., and then in overtime, Port Morien’s Jarred Struthers scored his second of the night on another man-advantage situation at the 2:23 mark.


Gerrad Grant scored twice to lead the way offensively for Halifax, which outshot the Rocket 42-25. Tomas Knotek, with his team-leading 16th, and Charles Bety had the other Halifax goals.


Against Moncton, the Mooseheads took a 2-1 lead two minutes into the third when defenceman Pascal Amyot scored his fourth of the season on the power play. But midway through the third, Ted Stephens tied things up on the power play for the Wildcats, setting the stage for Scott Brannon’s heroics late in regulation.


The New Glasgow forward and Wildcats captain broke down the left side during a Halifax power play and let go a weak backhand that found its way past Corbeil. The goal came at the 18:33 mark.


Halifax will try to avenge its loss to Moncton tomorrow night when they visit the Wildcats at 7 p.m.

 
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