Game Recap: Moose 4 at Stockton 1
Manitoba Moose (7-4-1-1) at Stockton Heat (7-4-0-1)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||60:00||36||35|
|Stockton Heat||Jon Gillies||57:58||31||28|
|1||13:42||STK||Rod Pelley (1)||Tyler Wotherspoon (5)||Ryan Lomberg (2)||ES||1-0 STK|
|2||6:54||MB||Patrice Cormier (4)||Cameron Schilling (6)||Jack Roslovic (7)||ES||1-1|
|3||10:44||MB||Jack Roslovic (6)||ES||2-1 MB|
|3||11:26||MB||Mike Sgarbossa (5)||ES||3-1 MB|
|4||19:45||MB||Nic Petan (1)||Jack Roslovic (8)||Peter Stoykewych (4)||EN||4-1 MB|
The Manitoba Moose (7-4-1-1) began the second half of their California road swing against the Stockton Heat (7-4-0-1) on Wednesday night. The Moose came out of the gate with some early jump, holding the early edge in shots. The hosts turned the tables in the frame, building momentum off a power play opportunity. The Heat opened the scoring 13:42 into the frame when Rod Pelley’s point shot found its way through a crowd in front of Eric Comrie and to the back of the net. The tally stood up as the only marker in the frame as Stockton took a 1-0 lead to the break.
The second period saw the Moose get back on level footing with the Heat. Before the tying goal, Eric Comrie made sure to keep the score within reach when he made an acrobatic save, shutting down a Stockton two-on-one opportunity. Moments after a Moose power play expired, Patrice Cormier tipped a Cameron Schilling shot to the back of the net at 6:54 of the period. The Manitoba penalty kill came up big again in the final three minutes of the period to push the game into the second intermission tied 1-1.
The third period opened with the Moose weathering an early flurry of chances from the Heat, but once the visitors emerged, they went on the attack. After applying furious pressure, but being turned away by Jon Gillies, Manitoba finally broke through 10:44 into the period. Jack Roslovic stole the puck, and sniped from the slot to give the Moose their first lead. Just 42 seconds later, Mike Sgarbossa created another turnover and tucked a shot up high for a 3-1 Manitoba advantage. The Heat nearly pulled back within one, but Comrie came up with a miraculous stop on an Emile Poirier wraparound try. With time ticking down, Nic Petan scored into an empty net to seal the 4-1 Moose win.
- The Moose won their third straight game for the first time this season, allowing just one goal in each of the three victories.
- Jack Roslovic is on a four game point streak with seven points (2G, 5A) in that stretch and now leads the Moose with 14 points (6G, 8A) on the season.
- Eric Comrie has made 75 saves on 77 shots in his last two starts, both against the Heat.
- Attendance was announced at 2,267.
The Moose close their road trip in San Jose when they take on the Barracuda on Saturday and Sunday. Listen in to Saturday’s game on TSN 1290 and moosehockey.com/listenlive starting at 3 p.m. CT.