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Mooseheads escape from basement with shootout win

The Halifax Mooseheads used a bounce-back win to make sure their brush with last place was temporary.

The Halifax Mooseheads used a bounce-back win to make sure their brush with last place was temporary.

The Mooseheads, who slid into a tie with the Val-d’Or Foreurs in the QMJHL basement on Friday with a 7-2 loss to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, responded with a 4-3 shootout win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in Quebec.

“It was real disappointing to lose 7-2 and it didn’t sit well with our guys,” said Mooseheads head coach Cam Russell. “It was good to see them come back with a win.”

Blue-liner Pascal Amyot, acquired in a trade last week, had his second assist in as many games and was the first star. Gabriel Desjardins had a goal and an assist and was the third star, while Alexis Piette and Linden Bahm added singles.

Mark Yetman, who gave up five goals on 16 shots on Friday, stopped 31 shots and three more in the shootout.

“He played great,” said Russell. “That was probably the best game I’ve seen him play in quite awhile.”

• Justin Pender (hip) and Jessyko Bernard (groin) did not play on the weekend … Halifax (12-27-4) has 28 points … Jan Stransky has served his four-game suspension.

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