Wildcat rally falls short, Moose take 2-1 series lead
The Moncton Wildcats scored a pair of third period goals but the Mooseheads weathered the comeback to win 4-2 and take a 2-1 series lead in this best-of-seven Gilles-Courteau Trophy quarter-final.
Zachary L’Heureux scored three goals for the Moose, including the empty net insurance goal at 19:32 of the third.
Trailing 3-0 early in the third, Moncton stormed back on goals from Thomas Auger and Oscar Plandowski.
Both goaltenders were exceptional — Mathis Rousseau with 28 saves for Halifax and Jacob Steinman 31 stops in the Wildcats net.
The attendance was 4,300 at Avenir Centre.
Box score & highlights: https://theqmjhl.ca/gamecentre/30300/boxscore
Game Four unfolds Thursday night at 7 pm in Moncton, and a fifth game switches back to Scotiabank Centre this Sunday at 2pm.
Follow all the action on the QMJHL webcast and on the Harvesters FM Radio network — 105.1 FM Moncton, 107.7 FM Bouctouche, 99.1 FM Amherst and 107.3 FM in Sussex.