Quebec wins in shootout Archambeault made difference

QUEBEC CITY, P.Q. —Playing their second game of a three games in four nights Quebec got the final word in the shootout 4-3 over the Halifax Mooseheads. In an exciting game, in the Metro Centre, veteran left winger was the only one to put a puck behind Halifax Mooseheads Zachary Fucale giving the additional point to the visiting team.

Quebec was the first team to break the ice in Halifax on Friday night. Going on a breakaway after picking up a loose puck as his own blue line passing by Matt Murphy, Adam Erne beat Mooseheads goaltender Fucale on his right side with 2:48 into the initial period.Remparts logo Oct 13

Halifax tied the game with 13:26 to play in the period. Defenseman MacKenzie Weegar wrist shot from the blue line left no chance to Quebec goalie Francois Brassard who had been screened in front of his half circle.

Quebec found themselves in trouble following a check from behind from power forward Erne on Jonathan Drouin. With already Nick Sorensen in the box with 1:00 minute left to his penalty, Erne had to leave the game getting a five-minute penalty plus a game misconduct giving Halifax a five-on-three for 1:00 minute.

Having a two-man advantage fans in the Metro center in Halifax expected to see their favorites taking advantage of it to score another goal to take the lead. Surprised instead of seeing Halifax breaking the tie Quebec scored on the shorthanded situation. Going on a breakaway European right winger Fabrice Herzog beat the Montreal Canadiens prospect on his right side for second times in the period at 14:43.

Quebec was successful killing Erne’s penalty going back to their locker room with the 2-1 lead.

The second period began minus two players on each side. On Halifax side, defenseman Matt Murphy and center Jonathan Drouin did not return in middle frame with respectively shoulder injury and what was expected to be a concussion.

On Quebec side, Erne left the game following a check from behind and defenseman Dillon Donnelly as third-man-in on a fight between Olivier Archambeault and Halifax right winger Darcy Ashley. Quebec lost a third man in the second period following a hit to the head. Sorensen left the game with a second five-minute power play to the Mooseheads in the game.

With Quebec leading 2-1 Halifax tied the game 2-2. Forgotten on Brassard left side, Nicolai Ehler scores his 19th of the season on perfect pass from Timo Meier at 7:08 on power play.

Halifax took the lead for first time in the game playing on a four-on-three power play. Scoring his second in the game defenseman MacKenzie Weegar beat Brassard to his right with a wrist shot at 13:29 of second period.

Anthony Duclair came right back 45 seconds later with his 24th of the season tying the score 3-3. It was the third goal by Quebec on the breakaway.

With neither team being able to break the 3-3 score in third period, both teams went in overtime.

Quebec will complete his road trip in the Maritimes by facing Charlottetown on Saturday.

Five other games were on QMJHL schedule on Friday.

Moncton 5 vs. Acadie-Bathurst 2

Victoriaville 5 vs. Saint John 0

Drummondville 2 vs. Chicoutimi 4

Blainville-Broisbriand 3 vs. Gatineau 5

Sherbrooke 1 vs. Shawinigan 6

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