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Mooseheads head home from Rouyn-Noranda with playoff series tied

Last Updated Mar 27, 2017 at 5:45 am AST

A view inside the Scotiabank Centre during warm ups on March. 15, 2017. The Mooseheads defeated the Islanders 6-5 in overtime. (Connor Fraser/NEWS 95.7)

HALIFAX – The Halifax Mooseheads wrapped up a road trip to Quebec this past weekend where they played the first two games of their playoff series with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Both teams were neck and neck, with the Herd pulling off an upset in the opening game of the series.

It only took Nico Hischier minutes to open up scoring against the huskies on Friday night, setting the pace for the road trip.

The number two seed Huskies came into the series as favourites, but that didn’t stop the Mooseheads from pulling off a 5-4 win in game one.

Game two started off much like game one did, with Mooseheads’ rookie Benoit-Olivier Groulx scoring at the 4:22 mark of the opening period.

Both teams tied up at 2-2 in the third period, forcing overtime, where Gabriel Fontaine netted the game winner for the Huskies, tying up the series at one a piece.

Tuesday night, the Herd will return to the Scotiabank Centre for game three. Game four will go on Wednesday, and game five Friday, all in Halifax.

Tickets for game five will go on sale Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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