Recap: Iowa 3 at Moose 2By: Colin Peterson | Published: November 24th 2018
Manitoba Moose (9-9-1-0) vs. Iowa Wild (12-4-2-1)
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Man.
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Iowa Wild||Kaapo Kahkonen||60:00||36||36|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||57:49||28||25|
|1||10:10||IA||M. Read (3)||ES||1-0 IA|
|1||14:36||IA||D. Sokolov (4)||M. Shaw (13)||M. McClain (5)||ES||2-0 IA|
|2||4:15||MB||A. D’Aoust (2)||ES||2-1 IA|
|3||5:09||IA||C. Beck (5)||K. Rau (8)||C. Soucy (4)||ES||3-1 IA|
|3||10:47||IA||L. Shaw (6)||N. Nogier (1)||M. Appleton (10)||ES||3-2 IA|
The Manitoba Moose (9-9-1-0) dropped a 3-2 decision to the Iowa Wild (12-4-2-1) at Bell MTS Place on Saturday afternoon. Iowa opened the scoring just past the midway point of the first when Matt Read chipped the puck past the Moose defence, chased it down, and beat Eric Comrie with a move in tight. The lead became 2-0 when Dmitry Sokolov finished a two-on-one pass from Mason Shaw with just over five minutes left in the opening frame.
Four minutes into the second period, after forcing a turnover, Alexis D’Aoust solved Kaapo Kahkonen off the rush with a slick wrist shot to the blocker side. The Moose drew the first power play of the game with a little over six minutes left in the middle frame, but a Manitoba penalty 22 seconds later meant four-on-four action. With the extra space both clubs found some chances, but neither could find another goal as Iowa took a 2-1 lead to the third.
Iowa regained its two-goal lead just over five minutes into the third when a Kyle Rau shot bounced off Colton Beck’s leg and into the Moose net. Logan Shaw kept up his hot streak, tipping a Nelson Nogier point shot past Kahkonen to get Manitoba back within one. The Moose pressed in the final minutes and had the added advantage of a late power play, but Iowa held on to the 3-2 victory.
- Eric Comrie tied Alex Auld for the most appearances by a Moose goaltender with 148.
- The Moose ended a streak of seven games being outshot, with 36 pucks on net.
- Logan Shaw is on a three-game point streak (2G, 2A).
- Nelson Nogier recorded his first point of the season with an assist on Shaw’s goal.
Head Coach Pascal Vincent – “Disappointing not to get the win because I thought we played well. There was a six-minute block in the first period where we didn’t stick to our plan and we paid the price for that. Other than that, we played a pretty solid game.”
Forward Emile Poirier on reaching the quarter point of the season – “We’re getting better every day, and that’s what the process is about. We worked hard again today. I think we had a good game. Unfortunately, we didn’t come up with the win but I think the process has been really good.”
The Moose head back out on the road for six games in California, beginning with two games (Nov. 28, Nov. 30) against former Moose Chase De Leo and the San Diego Gulls. You can follow the team while they’re away on moosehockey.com.