Once the Halifax Mooseheads shook off their bus legs, there was no stopping them.
The Mooseheads, who bussed from Halifax to Montreal earlier this week, bounced back from a 4-0 second-period deficit by scoring a whopping seven unanswered goals en route to a 7-5 victory over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
“Obviously we don’t want to see a game like that every night, but it’s nice to know we have some firepower and the ability to come back,” said Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell.
It’s the seventh win in the past eight games for the eighth-place Mooseheads, 10-5.
The Mooseheads scored four goals in a six-minute, 57-second span in the second period to even things up, with over-age captain Cameron Critchlow setting up Alexandre Cote and Travis Randell to start it off.
Critchlow finished with a goal and three assists and Russell credited his line with Randell and Brad Cuzner for getting the Mooseheads back in the game.
“The three of those guys played extremely well,” Russell said. “They got us out of it when we were down – they never stopped – and the other guys followed their lead.”
Cote had a goal and two assists, centre Brent Andrews a goal and an assist, and rookie defenceman Josh Desmond three assists. Netting the other singles were Alexandre Grenier, Trey Lewis and Nathan MacKinnon, while rookie goalie Zach Fucale made 21 saves.
The Mooseheads have back-to-back games against the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Friday and Saturday to wrap up the three-day road trip to Quebec.