The Halifax Mooseheads let another third period slip away as their franchise-worst losing streak hit 12 games.
For the seventh time this season, the Mooseheads lost a game in which they were either tied or leading in the third period, falling 3-2 to the first-place Saint John Sea Dogs in QMJHL action at Harbour Station in Saint John, N.B.
The Mooseheads had it tied 1-1 entering the third and drew even once again at 2-2 with 6:50 left, but surrendered the winning goal to Nicholas Pard with 97 seconds remaining.
It was quite an effort for the Herd, as the Sea Dogs are the hottest team in the Q and have won nine straight.
“I’m pleased and we’ve had the same effort in most of our games this season,” Mooseheads head coach Cam Russell. “Most of the teams we’ve played against would tell you, we give them all they can handle. A lot of good things are coming out of these games, but unfortunately the points aren’t.”
Carl Gelinas, in the second, and Gerrad Grant, in the third, scored power-play goals for the Mooseheads, while goalie Mathieu Corbeil turned aside 23 shots.
“Sometimes it’s luck, sometimes it’s a youthful mistake … It’s a different thing every time,” Russell said. “We were solid and we kept them under 30 shots. We didn’t play nervous at all when we tied the game. It was just a little bad luck.”
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