Your Wildcats met with the rising Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Wednesday night at the Avenir Centre in front of 3787 fans. It was a back and forth match the whole 60 minutes with the lead being exchanged between both teams.
It was Brady Pataki who would score early for the Wildcats, only 45 seconds into the game he notched one past Eagles net minder Kevin Mandolese for his eighth of the season, with assists to Jordan Spence and Dylan Seitz. Although the home team was able to strike first, Cape responded with two goals in the first, one on the power play to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead after the opening 20 minutes of play.
The second period was all Moncton adding three more to the board, and two on the power play. It was another early start to the frame as Adam Capannelli recorded his 10 of the season at 1:20 on the power play with helpers awarded to Alex Khovanov and Jeremy McKenna. Then, less thank two minutes later the home team struck again, this time Alex Khovanov on the power play with assists to Jordan Spence and Adam Capannelli, giving them a one goal lead. However, with a Wildcat called for high sticking at 4:08 of the second the Eagles went to work on the power play and made no mistake capitalizing to tie this game at 3-3. Near the end of the frame Mika Cyr added one more for the Wildcats, his 13th of the year to take a 4-3 lead heading into the last period, but Moncton would be shutout in the final 20 minutes with Cape notching two more to win this game by a score of 5-4.
Moncton outshot Cape Breton 28-23 with Charles-Antoine Lavallée in nets turning away 18 shots.
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