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The Halifax Mooseheads are coming home in search of offence.

The Halifax Mooseheads are coming home in search of offence.

The Mooseheads, who lost 3-2 to the hapless Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Saturday and beat the Val-d’Or Foreurs 4-3 in a shootout on Friday, completed a five-game road trip on the weekend with just nine total goals.

Less than two goals per game doesn’t cut it in any league, especially the QMJHL.

“We’ve got to get scoring goals,” said Mooseheads head coach Bobby Smith.

“Our offence has to get going. We’ve got guys who can score and we’ve got to play better offensively if we’re going to win more games.”

The Mooseheads are 16th overall with a 10-20-0-1 record, two points behind the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

The Mooseheads have played well defensively, allowing just eight goals in their past three games and are getting solid goaltending from Mathieu Corbeil.

Corbeil, who struggled last month, has regained his footing and has a 2.63 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in three starts.

Smith credited veteran forward Charles Bety, with two goals and three assists this week, and rookie right-winger Alex Souligny (two goals, one assist) for their strong play up front.

As for the rest of the team, he said he wants to see more hunger and will shake up his lines heading into Thursday’s home tilt with the Moncton Wildcats.

“You can make (other goalies) look good by not making their life difficult,” Smith said. “When you’re getting rebounds and screened shots, you’re scoring on any goalie.”

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