Wildcats come up just short tonight in a 4-3 loss to the Charlottetown Islanders, but take away one point from their shootout loss.
This game looked as though it was headed for a Wildcats win, but Charlottetown mounted a third period comeback to send this game to overtime and then onto a shootout.
After a scoreless first period Kevin Gursoy got the visiting team on the board just a minute in to give the Islanders what would be their only lead of the game. Less than two minutes later Wildcats forward Jakob Pelletier responded with a power play goal to tie the game. With Charlottetown in their own end looking to kill some time, the pass between d-men did not go as projected and Pelletier picked off the puck and slid one past Matt Welsh for the first of the night.
Less than a minute later it was Pelletier again for the Wildcats on a feed off the side boards from Capannelli, Jakob picked it up and wired one past the blocker of Charlottetown netminder Welsh. Moncton would add one more in the third period, courtesy of Charles-Antoine Giguère to take a 3-1 lead but that was where the offence stopped.
Charlottetown scored twice more in the final frame from Nikita Alexandrov and Colin Van Den Hurk to tie this game and send this one to an extra frame, and with overtime solving nothing this game moved on to a shootout.
In the shootout all three Moncton players missed on their attempt while Nikita Alexandrov was the lone Charlottetown goal to win this one for the visitors 4-3.
The Wildcats are back on home ice tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. as they host division rivals – the Halifax Mooseheads.
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