Game Recap: Moose 2 at Iowa 3By: Daniel Fink | Published: October 20th 2017
Manitoba Moose (2-3-0-0) at Iowa Wild (2-3-0-0)
Friday, October 20, 2017 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||57:23||30||27|
|Iowa Wild||Niklas Svedberg||57:56||28||26|
|1||19:47||MB||Jack Roslovic (3)||Mason Appleton (1)||ES||1-0 MB|
|2||3:09||IA||Evan Janssen (1)||Chase Lang (1)||ES||1-1|
|2||11:37||IA||Kyle Rau (1)||Justin Kloos (2)||Ryan Murphy (2)||PP||2-1 IA|
|2||15:35||MB||Mike Sgarbossa (3)||Sami Niku (5)||Julian Melchiori (2)||ES||2-2|
|3||14:08||IA||Colton Beck (3)||Christoph Bertschy (1)||Evan Janssen (1)||ES||3-2 IA|
The Manitoba Moose (2-3-0-0) and Iowa Wild (2-3-0-0) met for the first time this season on Friday night in Des Moines, IA. The contest started out with both teams alternating time applying pressure in the offensive zone. The two squads were awarded power plays as well, but couldn’t capitalize. It took until the final 12 seconds of the period to see the puck beat a goaltender. Mason Appleton lugged the puck into the offensive zone before sending a centering pass to the front of the net where it banked into the goal off Jack Roslovic’s skate. Eric Comrie made seven saves in the first to help the Moose to a 1-0 advantage after one period.
Iowa got on the board early in the frame courtesy of Evan Janssen who benefitted from Chase Lang stripping the puck in the Moose zone before Janssen ripped a shot into the net. The Wild jumped in front at the 11:37 mark of the period with a power play goal from Kyle Rau who fired a one-timer past Comrie for the first Iowa lead. Manitoba got back even when Mike Sgarbossa took the puck for a skate around the offensive zone before spying some uncovered net and launching a shot to the top of the goal with 4:25 left in frame. The 2-2 score held as the teams went to the second intermission.
After the Moose held the Wild to seven shots in each of the first two periods, Iowa broke through in the third. The hosts peppered Comrie with 16 shots in the period and the Moose goaltender held the line until the final six minutes. Colton Beck capitalized on a turnover in the Moose zone and found twine to put the Wild in front. The Moose pressed for the tying marker, nearly finding a late equalizer with Comrie on the bench, but fell short by the 3-2 score.
- Mason Appleton tallied his first professional point, an assist.
- Jack Roslovic took over sole possession of the Moose scoring lead with six points on the season.
- Roslovic (3G, 3A) and Sami Niku (5A) are on four-game point streaks.
- Attendance was announced at 4,642.
The Moose and Wild get back at it Saturday night when the teams clash again at Wells Fargo Arena. Tune in to the game starting at 6:45 p.m. on TSN 1290 or moosehockey.com/listenlive.
Photo Credit: Shane Abbit