Titan force game five with triple overtime win
HALIFAX, N.S. – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are heading home for game five after beating the Halifax Mooseheads in triple overtime on the road Wednesday night. The Titan defeated the Mooseheads 4-3 in triple overtime at Scotiabank Centre to force a fifth and deciding game in the best-of-five series between the Maritime rivals.
Following a scoreless first period, the Mooseheads netted two goals in the second frame from Mathieu Cataford at 5:07 and then Markus Vidicek directly after at 5:47 to quickly take the two-goal lead. Acadie-Bathurst’s Cole Huckins and Hendrix Lapierre then responded with goals at 9:59 and 13:45 to tie the game.
Cole Larkin helped the Titan pull ahead with the one-goal lead in the final frame at 10:18, but Halifax rebounded to tie things up at 12:24 with a goal by Cataford at 12:24 to close regulation time 3-3.
After a scoreless first overtime, with Jan Bednar denying all seven of Halifax’s shots and Mathis Rousseau stopping the nine from Bathurst, the two teams went into a second overtime. Once again, despite some scoring chances for both teams the game remained scoreless through five periods.
With the clock ticking down in the third overtime period Riley Kidney snapped the puck past Rousseau at 16:14 to win the game and tie the series 2-2. By the end of the game Acadie-Bathurst had 72 shots on goal and Halifax had 46.
The series will shift to Bathurst tomorrow night for game five at 7 p.m. at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre. Fans can purchase their tickets for Game 5 online now at www.ticketboutik.ca.