The Trois-Rivières Lions lost their second straight game on Friday to the Maine Mariners, who suffered a 5-0 loss at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
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Marc-André Bergeron’s men led 33 shots at the net against 27 for Maine, but the latter showed more opportunism.
Home trainers Conner Bleackley and Patrick Shea moved the ropes twice during the duel.
The Mariners’ other scorer was Austin Albrecht, who scored his first goal with Maine in his baptism of fire with the team. The latter fired with a precise shot on reception after accepting teammate Nick Master’s deft pass to extend the middlegame deficit to three goals.
Mauricie team goalkeeper Francis Marotte had a difficult exit earlier, missing five chances in 27 shots.
His opponent Michael DiPietro shone in the meeting by multiplying key stops.
Trois-Rivières’ losses to the Mariners this season continued as they suffered an eighth loss in 10 encounters against the Maine representatives.
They have only threaded the needle twice in the last three games against the same team.
The Trois-Rivières have a date with the Adirondacks Thunder at the Colisée Vidéotron on Saturday.