GAMEDAY #66: at Moncton

By (Ashley Hennigar)

March 20, 2015 at 7pm
TV: Webcast | Radion: News 95.7 | Live: @HFXMooseheads
Moncton Coliseum (6,554) ~ Moncton, NB

Happy first day of Spring! Though it might not look like it, today is the official first day of Spring which means that playoffs are right around the corner. With the storm that went through Nova Scotia and PEI, tonight’s game has turned into the 3rd last game of the regular season not the second. It is still the last road match-up your Halifax Mooseheads will be playing. The Moose will have a tough road to a victory against the Moncton Wildcats, who are first in the Maritimes division and about 25 points ahead of our Herd. But stranger things have happened.

This is the 8th game between these two teams this season. Halifax is 2-3-2-0 against the Wildcats this year while Moncton 5-2-0-0 against the Mooseheads. The teams last met on February 17 with Moncton getting the victory from a Ivan Barbashev powerplay goal in overtime to take the 3-2 win. Timo Meier had both goals for Halifax on the road.

Overall Records
Mooseheads: 31-28-4-2 = 68 points (4th in Maritimes division, 12th overall)
Wildcats: 45-17-0-3 = 93 points (1st in Maritimes division, 2nd overall)

Leading Scorers
MON: Conor Garland 125pts (35G & 90A), Ivan Barbashev 91pts (43G & 48A), Dominic Talbot-Tassi 50pts (8G & 41A)
HFX: Nikolaj Ehlers 99pts (37G & 62A), Timo Meier 89pts (43G & 46A), Danny Moynihan 67pts (32G & 35A)

Last Games
Halifax coming off a big 7-4 victory in Saint John against the Sea Dogs on Saturday. Danny Moynihan, with a hat trick, and Nikolaj Ehlers, with 2 goals and 2 assists, led the Mooseheads to their first win against their divisional foes this season.

Moncton is coming of a 8-4 victory at home on Saturday evening against the Titan. Conor Garland had 2 goals and 2 assists to lead the Wildcats while goalie Alex Dubeau made 27 saves to the win versus Acadie-Bathurst.

Season Series

Friday Sept 19 Moncton 3 at Halifax 0

Saturday Nov 1 Moncton 2 at Halifax 3

Saturday Nov 8 Halifax 4 at Moncton 5 OT

Sunday Nov 23 Moncton 3 at Halifax 4
Tuesday Dec 30 Halifax 3 at Moncton 4
Tuesday Feb 3 Halifax 3 at Moncton 8
Tuesday Feb 17 Halifax 2 at Moncton 3 OT
Wednesday Mar 18 22 Moncton at Halifax – 4pm
Friday Mar 20 Halifax at Moncton – 7pm

Out of Town
Screaming Eagles vs Titan 7:00pm
Islanders vs Sea Dogs 7:00pm
Sagueneens vs. Drakkar 8:00pm
Remparts vs Oceanic 8:00pm
Voltigeurs vs Olympiques 8:30pm
Huskies vs Armada 8:30pm
Foreurs vs Phoenix 8:30pm
Tigres vs Cataractes 8:30pm

After the Buzzer
The Mooseheads will travel back home to host the Saint John Sea Dogs for Fan Appreciation night. Puck drops at 4pm.

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