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Recap: Moose 4 at Cleveland 5

Manitoba Moose (28-37-5-5) at Cleveland Monsters (39-28-4-4)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 1 3 0 4
Cleveland Monsters 0 4 1 5

 

Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 10 13 13 36
Cleveland Monsters 11 14 4 29

 

Special Teams PP PK PIM
Manitoba Moose 1/2 4/7 14
Cleveland Monsters 3/7 1/2 6

 

Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Manitoba Moose Eric Comrie 58:31 29 24
Cleveland Monsters Anton Forsberg 60:00 36 32

Goal Summary

P TIME TEAM GOAL ASSIST ASSIST STR SCORE
1 4:34 MB JC Lipon (12) Brenden Kichton (22) Patrice Cormier (16) ES 1-0 MB
2 0:53 MB Jansen Harkins (1) Brian Strait (12) JC Lipon (17) ES 2-0 MB
2 1:10 MB Jansen Harkins (2) JC Lipon (18) Nelson Nogier (11) ES 3-0 MB
2 8:46 CLE Alex Broadhurst (11) Dean Kukan (25) Zac Dalpe (5) PP 3-1 MB
2 10:49 CLE Dean Kukan (4) Zac Dalpe (6)   PP 3-2 MB
2 12:42 CLE T.J. Tynan (12) Vitaly Abramov (2) Ryan Craig (11) PP 3-3
2 14:42 CLE Joe Pendenza (9) Sonny Milano (29) Zac Dalpe (7) ES 4-3 CLE
2 19:04 MB Kyle Connor (24) Dan DeSalvo (22) Kevin Czuczman (23) PP 4-4
3 8:34 CLE Markus Hannikainen (19) Sam Vigneault (4) Vitaly Abramov (3) ES 5-4 CLE


Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (28-37-5-5) and Cleveland Monsters (39-28-4-4) clashed in the opener of a two-game set at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  The Moose got off to a quick start, breaking the ice 4:34 into the first period.  With Manitoba applying pressure, the puck found JC Lipon in the faceoff circle and he snapped a shot past Anton Forsberg.  Eric Comrie put on a show at the other end of the ice, making a couple highlight reel stops to keep the Moose in front 1-0 after 20 minutes.  The Moose penalty kill went 2/2 in the opening frame.

Jansen Harkins got the second period started off right for the Moose.  Harkins scored goals 17 seconds apart to have the Moose in front 3-0 by the 1:10 mark of the second.  That score held until 8:46 into the period when Alex Broadhurst got Cleveland on the board with a power play goal.  The Monsters didn’t stop there, getting two more power play markers from Dean Kukan and T.J. Tynan to get the game tied 3-3 at 12:42 of the period.  Two minutes later, Joe Pendenza gave the Monsters their first lead of the night, one-timing a Sonny Milano cross-crease pass to the twine.  The Moose stopped the run with 56 seconds left in the period when Kyle Connor knocked in a rebound on his backhand to send the game to the third, tied 4-4.

Manitoba nearly grabbed the lead on a shorthanded chance early in the frame.  Kyle Connor sent Jack Roslovic in alone, but the Moose leading scorer’s shot rang off the crossbar.  A couple minutes later, at the 8:34 mark, Markus Hannikainen accepted a drop pass in tight and was able to bury the puck past a sprawling Comrie for the 5-4 Cleveland lead.  The Moose put the full press on late, but Anton Forsberg stood on his head in the final moments, including a post-to-post save to help Cleveland take the 5-4 win.

Quick Hits

  • The Moose opened the scoring for the fifth straight game.
  • Jansen Harkins notched his first career multi-goal game.
  • JC Lipon had a three-point night, reaching the 30-point mark for the second straight year.
  • Game attendance was announced at 7,498.

What’s Next?
The Moose and Monsters close the book on the regular season tomorrow night at Quicken Loans Arena in a 6 p.m. CT matchup.  Tune in to the final game of the season on TSN 1290 and at moosehockey.com/listenlive starting 15 minutes before puck drop.

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