Maine Nordiques coach Matt Pinchevsky wants a 60-minute effort from the team.

That’s not what the Nordiques showed Wednesday, in a 3-2 loss to the Northeast Generals in an NAHL East Division game at The Colisee in Lewiston.

“Same story, different game, we didn’t play the full 60,” Pinchevsky said. “Last time (on Monday), we played 59 minutes and it cost us. This time, we weren’t ourselves, we didn’t have the energy or jump. You can say they are tired, but I am not going to make excuses; they are high-performance athletes that have goals and dreams. They have to come out of this adversity better.”

The Nordiques held a 6-5 lead on Monday, but a late Generals goal forced overtime. Northeast won 7-6 in a shootout.

With Wednesday’s loss, Maine drops to 15-23-6 on the season and the Generals improve to 25-20-1.

Jack Parker gave the Nordiques a 1-0 lead nearly three minutes into the first period. Linemates Filip Wiberg and Jack Kurrle had the assists.


“Now that (Parker) is healthy, it’s a big boost in the lineup,” Pinchevsky said. “He got everybody excited to play.”

Ryan Gordon scored under three minutes left in the first period to tie the game 1-1 for the Generals.

Midway through the second period, Ryan Corcoran gave Northeast a 2-1 lead.

Zion Green scored his 10th goal with five minutes remaining in the second period to tie the game 2-2, with forwards Theo Thrun and Aidan Connolly providing the assists.

Gordon scored his 18th goal of the year with under six minutes remaining in the game for the 3-2 advantage.

Cullen DeYoung made 38 saves in the win and Avery Sturtz stopped 37 shots in the loss for the Nordiques.


“Avery is the backbone of our net; we are not giving him the defensive respect that he deserves,” Pinchevsky said. “We need to (play harder) defensively.”

Both teams were scoreless on the power play.

The Nordiques return to The Colisee on March 11-12 to face the New Jersey Titans.

The teams met this past weekend, and they teams split the two-game series.

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