Manitoba Moose (23-28-4-4) at Chicago Wolves (35-17-4-3)
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Allstate Arena, Rosemont IL
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Manitoba Moose||Jamie Phillips||58:12||39||34|
|Chicago Wolves||Jordan Binnington||59:55||41||37|
|1||5:43||MB||Brandon Tanev (2)||Brendan Lemieux (7)||Chase De Leo (15)||PP||1-0 MB|
|1||7:51||MB||Jack Roslovic (11)||ES||2-0 MB|
|1||15:20||CHI||Andrew Agozzino (13)||Kenny Agostino (47)||James Wisniewski (3)||PP||2-1 MB|
|1||16:16||CHI||Wade Megan (27)||Kenny Agostino (48)||Samuel Blais (15)||ES||2-2|
|2||8:06||CHI||Scooter Vaughan (6)||Morgan Ellis (17)||Alex Friesen (9)||ES||3-2 CHI|
|2||18:41||CHI||Andrew Agozinno (14)||Morgan Ellis (18)||Mackenzie MacEachern (5)||ES||4-2 CHI|
|3||3:56||CHI||Kenny Agostino (21)||Vince Dunn (23)||James Wisniewski (4)||PP||5-2 CHI|
|3||6:04||MB||Brendan Lemieux (10)||Chase De Leo (16)||Scott Kosmachuk (12)||PP||5-3 CHI|
|3||6:50||MB||Kyle Connor (18)||ES||5-4 CHI|
The Manitoba Moose (23-28-4-4) wrapped up a three-in-three and a four-game road trip this afternoon in Chicago with a divisional matchup against the Wolves (35-17-4-3). Like they’ve done their last four contests, Manitoba scored the game’s first goal. It all started on the powerplay when Chase De Leo rifled a shot on net that was tough to handle for Wolves’ goal Jordan Binnington. Once the rebound popped loose, Brandon Tanev was right there on the doorstep to give the Moose a 1-0 lead at 5:43. Brendan Lemieux and De Leo drew the assists. Manitoba extended the lead 2:08 later when Jack Roslovic stripped a Chicago defender of the puck in tight and then wristed a quick short side shot past Binnington for the unassisted goal. Chicago managed to score two quick goals of their own before the period came to a close. Andrew Agozinno potted the first with a sharp shot past Jamie Phillips on the man advantage at 15:20. Less than a minute later, Wade Megan was the recipient of a nice pass from behind the net and he made no mistake with a top corner shot at 16:16 to tie the game at two.
The second period didn’t go how the Moose had hoped as Chicago added two more goals to their total. The first of the frame was an odd one as Morgan Ellis let a point shot slide along the ice and Scooter Vaughan managed to get a stick on it to tip it past Phillips to take a 3-2 lead at 8:08. Chicago’s fourth of the game was very similar to their third, this time it was Agozzino getting a blade on Ellis’ point shot at 18:16 for his second tally of the afternoon. Moose netminder Jamie Phillips was busy through two periods in his third AHL start, making 27 saves.
The Chicago Wolves added to their lead in the third period when AHL points leader Kenny Agostino was all alone at the side of the net to put home a powerplay goal at 3:56 to put the Wolves up 5-2. But, like they have done so many times in the last few weeks, the Moose battled back to make things interesting. Brenden Lemieux got the comeback bid started with a powerplay marker at 6:04 as he corralled the puck as he was falling to the ice and sent a sharp angled backhand into the net to make it 5-3. Chase De Leo and Scott Kosmachuk had the assists. Then, 46 seconds later Manitoba’s hottest goal scorer found the net once more. Kyle Connor chased a Wolves blueliner and stole the puck, leading to a break away, where he deked out Jordan Binnington for his team leading 18th marker of the season. Manitoba pressed to tie the game in the final 10 minutes, outshooting Chicago 17-8 in the third, but they weren’t able to find a way as the Wolves’ nabbed a 5-4 win to split the season series with the Moose (2-2-0-0).
- Kyle Connor now has points in six straight games with 13 points (10G,3A) over that span.
- Brendan Lemieux and Chase De Leo had two points (1G,1A and 0G,2A), respectively.
- Jack Roslovic now has points in two straight games with two points (1G, 1A) over that span.
- Today’s attendance was announced at 15,021.
The Moose head back to Winnipeg after today’s contest and begin a season-long eight-game home stand. Manitoba kicks things off on Thursday (Mar. 9) as they open a two-game back-to-back series against the Charlotte Checkers. The puck drops at 7 p.m. CT. For tickets to all Manitoba Moose home games, be sure to visit moosehockey.com/tickets.