The Halifax Mooseheads are coming off a rare win. That means an opportunity for an even rarer winning streak.
The last-place Mooseheads, home Friday to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Saturday to the Rimouski Oceanic, have only won back-to-back games once the entire season and have yet to string together three consecutive victories.
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The Mooseheads’ definition of “heating up” came in the form of consecutive wins on Jan. 11 and 17.
A little momentum would go a long way toward getting Halifax out of the basement and into a playoff spot.
“It’s been a bit of a mental thing for us,” said Mooseheads goaltender Mark Yetman. “We win one big game and we’re trying to get a little bit too fancy the next game.”
The Mooseheads beat the Montreal Junior 4-3 on Monday, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Despite the win, they are four points behind the Lewiston Maineiacs and Val-d’Or Foreurs, teams they must catch for a playoff spot.
“We had a good game in Montreal and we’re looking to build on it,” said Yetman. “We’re fighting for a playoff spot and we’re going to dig our heels in and go for it.”
There are just 17 games left in the Mooseheads’ season, and 10 of them will be played at the Metro Centre.
Rookie forward Gerrad Grant will be a game-day decision on Friday because of the flu. Guillaume Pelletier (broken kneecap) remains on the sidelines indefinitely.