Comrie drives Moose to point with incredible performanceBy: Chris White | Published: January 23rd 2016
On Friday night in Stockton, California there was one goal in the second period for the Stockton Heat, one goal in the third period for the Moose, one goal in a shootout for the Heat, and one clear star of the game who happened to be in the Moose net.
Eric Comrie was incredible in the Moose net making a career high 49 saves giving the Moose a chance to earn a point in a 2-1 shootout loss. Comrie made 37 saves in the second and third periods alone and he now leads all AHL goaltenders in saves with 845.
Emile Poirier opened the scoring in the second period for the Heat after being sent in on a partial breakaway after a long stretch pass from Freddie Hamilton.
The Moose continued to show their fight and pushed hard in the third period to even the game.
They finally did when Brenden Kichton jumped on a rebound after a Chase De Leo shot with just 4:44 remaining, which eventually sent the game to overtime.
With one point each in the game Kichton (4-18-22) and De Leo (11-11-22) remain tied for the Moose team lead in points. Kichton is tied for 17th among AHL defencemen in points, while De Leo is tied for 14th among AHL rookies.
Following overtime, the game was ultimately decided in a shootout where Stockton’s Derek Grant was the lone goal scorer.
Kevin Poulin was also solid in the Heat net making 30 saves in a game that had many chances both ways.
The Moose and Heat will play the rematch on Saturday night at the Stockton Arena. Game time is set for 9:30 p.m. CT.