Andrew Rankin - Metro Halifax
A shorthanded Halifax Mooseheads squad couldn’t buy a goal Sunday afternoon, and they paid the price.
© JEFF HARPER - METRO HALIFAX
Halifax Mooseheads netminder Zach Fucale, right, deflects a shot from Moncton Wildcats Stephen Johnson.
Two days after seeing their nine game winning streak halted, the flu-bitten Mooseheads were shutout for the second time this season, falling 2-0 to the Moncton Wildcats before 7,851 fans at the Metro Centre.
Christopher Lalonde made good on a Wildcats five-on-three power play to break the deadlock early in the final frame. JC Campagna would ice the victory on an empty-netter.
For the second straight game the Mooseheads were without their third leading scorer and co-captain Darcy Ashley, who’s suffering from the flu. Mooseheads forward Vincent Watt and defenceman Jesse Lussier were also too ill to play.
The Herd started the contest sluggish but picked up momentum as the game wore on, registering 31 shots on Wildcats netminder Alex Dubeau,who was sharp all game long.
Jonathan Drouin saw his game point streak end at 14 games.
With the loss the Mooseheads fall to 21-10, and sit in second place in league standings, two points behind Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.