Game Recap: Belleville 4 at Moose 3 SOBy: Daniel Fink | Published: October 27th 2017
Manitoba Moose (4-3-0-1) vs. Belleville Senators (3-4-0-1)
Friday, October 27, 2017 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||OT||F|
|Belleville Senators||Andrew Hammond||65:00||38||35|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||64:11||27||24|
|1||8:47||MB||Buddy Robinson (4)||Cameron Schilling (4)||Mason Appleton (4)||ES||1-0 MB|
|1||12:00||BEL||Erik Burgdoerfer (2)||Maxime Lajoie (2)||PP||1-1|
|1||15:01||MB||Buddy Robinson (5)||Mason Appleton (5)||Mike Sgarbossa (5)||PP||2-1 MB|
|2||10:34||BEL||Ben Sexton (1)||Ethan Werek (3)||Christian Jaros (3)||ES||2-2|
|2||14:48||MB||Gabriel Gagne (3)||Francis Perron (3)||Maxime Lajoie (3)||ES||3-2 BEL|
|3||17:46||MB||Chase De leo (1)||Mason Appleton (6)||JC Lipon (2)||EX||3-3|
|SOW||—||BEL||Nick Paul||SO||4-3 BEL|
The Manitoba Moose (4-3-0-1) and Belleville Senators (3-4-0-1) met up for the first time in the teams’ history on Friday night. Manitoba opened the scoring 8:47 into the game off a Buddy Robinson redirect. Belleville found a tying marker 3:13 later as Erik Burgdoerfer leaned into a wrister on the power play. Robinson had a response with five to go in the period as Mason Appleton tipped the puck across the crease to the big winger for a power play tap-in. Eric Comrie made eight stops in the period to help the Moose to a 2-1 lead after one period.
The Moose came out firing in the second, but couldn’t beat Andrew Hammond in the Belleville net. One puck did manage to get past the Senators’ netminder, but Chase De Leo’s quick shot found the crossbar instead of twine. Belleville tied the contest at 10:34 of the frame when Ben Sexton found some room in the left faceoff circle to fire a shot by Comrie. The visitors got their first lead of the game with just over five minutes left in the period, courtesy of a backdoor tap-in from Gabriel Gagne to take a 3-2 lead into the break.
After a slow start to the third for both squads, the Moose turned up the heat late in the frame. With Eric Comrie on the bench, Mason Appleton wired a pass to Chase De Leo in front of the net who pushed the puck past Hammond to tie the game 3-3 with just 2:14 left. The teams rolled into a chance filled overtime in which the Moose outshot the Senators 5-3, but neither team could find the back of the net. The story changed in the shootout where the teams combined to score seven times in the extra shots. Belleville got the one extra tally, off the stick of Nick Paul, to take the 4-3 win.
- Buddy Robinson registered his second multi-point game of the season.
- Mason Appleton is on a four-game point streak with seven points (1G, 6A).
- Sami Niku posted a season-high five shots on goal.
- Attendance was announced at 5,906
Head Coach Pascal Vincent – “In the stats, we had 10 more scoring chances than they did. Usually, when you create that many more chances for you in hockey games. Coming back into the game we kept pushing, we saw our pace in the third period, keep pushing, the bench was right, the boys are pushing are pushing all together. That’s a big point for us.”
The Moose and Senators get back at it Saturday night for Manitoba’s Halloween Game, featuring a pillowcase giveaway for the first 3,000 fans in attendance. Tickets for the 7 p.m. game are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.