Moving On to MilwaukeeBy: Colin Peterson | Published: November 25th 2017
The Moose continue their road trip tonight and get their first look at the 2017-18 Milwaukee Admirals. This one has significant implications on the standings, as the Admirals are in third in the Central Division chasing Manitoba, who are currently in first. Tune in on: moosehockey.com/listenlive/, Mitch Peacock and the pregame show get going at 5:45 pm CT.
ALL THEY DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN
Since Nov. 2, the Jets and their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, have made all the hands go up by going a combined 17-3-1. The Jets are 8-2-1 since Nov. 2, which is the second-best record in the NHL. The Moose are 9-1-0 since Nov. 2 and are riding a five-game winning streak. Neither team has lost in regulation at Bell MTS Place since the Jets fell 5-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 17. Since then, the two clubs are 11-0-3 on home ice.
SPEAKING OF WINNING
The aforementioned five-game win streak is the longest for the Moose since the team’s return to Winnipeg. Earning a point tonight would match the team’s longest point streak since the return. The Moose have a ways to go before catching the franchise record. The Moose previously won 10 straight games in 2000 and 2008 and earned points in 13 straight games in 1998 and 2008. The 2017-18 edition of the Moose have come close, though, winning nine of their last 10 games.
POWER PLAY CONTINUES TO ROLL
While the Moose have been on their five-game run, they’ve recorded a power play goal in each of the five wins, and scored the game-winning goal with the man advantage three time. During the streak, the Moose power play is clipping along at 28.0% efficiency, scoring seven times on 25 opportunities. Overall, the Moose are tied for the fourth best power play in the AHL with a 21.2% success rate, scoring 18 times on 85 chances.
IN A GROOVE
Brendan Lemieux tallied assists on both of Manitoba’s first period goals last night. The pair of helpers brought Lemieux’s point total on the season up to 10 (4G. 6A) in just nine games this season. That pace puts him well ahead of his rookie season when Lemieux totaled 19 points (12G, 7A) in 61 games.
Including both their AHL and IHL history, the Moose and Admirals have faced off 85 times. Manitoba has an all-time record of 35-34-4-12 against Milwaukee. With a 25-23-4-4 record in 55 AHL games. Last season, the Moose posted a 1-2-1-0 record against Milwaukee.
Manitoba has one more road game to go in Rockford (Nov. 28) before the team heads back home for a four-game stretch, with series’ against Cleveland (Nov. 30/Dec. 2) and these same Admirals (Dec. 9/10) at Bell MTS Place. With four more home games coming up in December, make sure you get your tickets at: moosehockey.com/tickets/.