Drouinless Halifax Mooseheads blank Saint John Sea Dogs for 10th straight win
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Make it 10 in a row.
The Halifax Mooseheads made up for a suspect effort on Thursday with a shut down performance on Saturday, blanking the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-0 before 5,824 fans at Harbour Station.
"We wanted to have a better game than last game, giving Saint John less time and space, doing a better job without the puck,” said head coach Dominique Ducharme. "We had a really solid road game today. We're happy with the way it went."
Limiting the Sea Dogs to just four shots per period, the Mooseheads dominated from the get go, cruising to their 10th straight victory of the season.
Connor Moynihan broke a scoreless tie early in the second period and the Mooseheads kept on coming.
Philippe Gadoury led the Mooseheads with a pair of goals, increasing his scoring streak to six games in which he's tallied eight times.
"He's adapting very well to the league," said Ducharme of the 20-year-old forward, who has 15 goals in 16 games. “He’s getting more and more confident. He doesn't need a lot of chances to put the puck in the net.”
Darcy Ashley rounded out the scoring for the Mooseheads.
Jonathan Drouin was out of the lineup due to illness.
With the victory, the Mooseheads improve to 44-18-0-3 and sit third in league standings, four points behind the No. 1 Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
Zachary Fucale picked up his league-leading sixth shutout of the season.
The Mooseheads hit the road Tuesday to take on the Charlottetown Islanders.