Second helping of the SensBy: Colin Peterson | Published: October 28th 2017
For the second night in a row, the Manitoba Moose take on the Belleville Senators at Bell MTS Place. After falling in the shootout 4-3 last night, the team will try to answer back with a win, something they’ve done after all three loses so far this season. It’s also the Halloween game downtown, so grab your tickets at: moosehockey.com/tickets/.
Buddy Robinson kept his hot streak rolling with a pair of goals last night and has six points (4G, 2A) in his last three games. The run vaulted him into top spot on the Moose points and goals list with nine points (5G, 4A) in eight games. Robinson also leads Manitoba with 25 shots, firing seven on goal Friday night. The Bellmawr, NJ product is tied for eighth in the league with five goals on the campaign.
APPLES BY THE TON
After picking up his first professional assist on Oct. 20, Mason Appleton has points in four straight games with seven points (1G, 6A) in that span. The first-year pro has five assists in his last two games and is tied for the league lead in points this week. Appleton’s seven points have him tied for third among AHL rookies.
THE CHASE IS OVER
Chase De Leo potted his first goal of the season at an opportune moment, forcing overtime in last night’s contest. De Leo is second on Manitoba with 21 shots on the season. He has four points (1G, 3A) in eight games.
The Moose penalty kill is rolling along at an 83.3% clip this season. Manitoba has yet to allow multiple power play goals in a game, and has one shorthanded goal to its credit. The Moose are helping themselves out by staying out of the box. Last season the team was shorthanded third- most in the league. So far this season, Manitoba has taken the 12th fewest penalties in the AHL.
PROTECTING THE LEAD
Both teams participating in tonight’s game have been efficient in defending leads heading to the third period. Manitoba is 4-0-0-0, picking up all of its wins, when leading after 40 minutes. On the other side, Belleville has points in all four games it has held the lead going to the third with a is 3-0-0-1 record.
The Moose head out on a road trip through California that includes six games in eleven days. The Moose are back home on November 15th for a couple of two-game series’ against the Chicago Wolves and Laval Rocket. For everything Moose, visit: moosehockey.com.