Game Recap: Moose 3 at Chicago 1By: Daniel Fink | Published: October 25th 2017
Manitoba Moose (4-3-0-0) at Chicago Wolves (2-3-1-0)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – AllState Arena, Chicago, IL
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||60:00||37||36|
|Chicago Wolves||Kasimir Kaskisuo||55:59||26||23|
|1||18:11||MB||Jack Roslovic (4)||Michael Spacek (3)||Chase De Leo (3)||ES||1-0|
|2||12:32||MB||Buddy Robinson (3)||Mason Appleton (2)||Peter Stoykewych (2)||ES||2-0|
|3||16:21||MB||Patrice Cormier (2)||Mason Appleton (3)||Cameron Schilling (3)||PP||3-0|
|3||18:45||CHI||Ivan Barbashev (1)||Tomas Hyka (1)||Wade Megan (3)||EX||3-1|
The Manitoba Moose (4-3-0-0) and Chicago Wolves (2-3-1-0) met in an early game, dropping the puck at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday. The Wolves went on the attack early courtesy of a pair of power plays, but the Moose penalty kill and Eric Comrie were sharp. Comrie made 11 saves in the first period to keep Manitoba on even footing with Chicago. The Moose were awarded a pair of power plays of their own in the period, but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities. After weathering the early storm, Jack Roslovic got the Moose on the board late in the period, tapping in a Michael Spacek rebound to leave Manitoba in front 1-0 after 20 minutes.
After the officials assessed five penalties in the opening frame, just two went against the teams in the second. Again, the penalty killers kept the power play units off the board. Despite plenty of opportunities at even strength, only one shot found the back of the net. Mason Appleton sent a cross-ice feed to Buddy Robinson who had plenty of time to wire a shot past Kasimir Kaskisuo for a 2-0 lead through two periods of action.
The spotlight stayed on the Moose penalty kill and Comrie in the third period. Manitoba took care of three Chicago power plays in the final frame while the Moose goaltender shut down 18 shots in the third. The Moose power play broke through late in the period when Patrice Cormier banged in a rebound, pushing the lead to 3-0. The Wolves broke up Comrie’s shutout bid in the final minutes, as Ivan Barbashev got a puck to the back of the net with 1:15 left in the game. The Moose closed out the final 75 seconds without incident as they captured the 3-1 win.
- Mason Appleton recorded his career first multi-point (2A) game.
- Patrice Cormier played his 350th AHL game, recording a goal.
- Eric Comrie played his 6,000th career minute during the game, stopping 36 of 37 shots.
- Attendance was announced at 6,620.
The Moose return home for a pair of games at Bell MTS Place this weekend. Friday night the team hosts the Belleville Senators for the first meeting in the teams’ history. Saturday night features a rematch between the clubs for the Moose Halloween Game, featuring a pillowcase giveaway for the first 3,000 fans in attendance. Tickets for both games, scheduled for 7 p.m. CT, are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.