Game Preview: Moose @ Marlies – Dec. 6By: Chris White | Published: December 6th 2015
MANITOBA MOOSE @ TORONTO MARLIES
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
Game time – 2 p.m. CT
Moose Game 21 (5-13-1-1)
Moose Road Game 13 (3-8-0-1)
The Manitoba Moose face the Toronto Marlies for their fourth of eight meetings this season and final time in Toronto. This will be the first meeting between these two teams at the Air Canada Centre. The Marlies currently lead the season series 3-0-0-0 after a 3-1 win yesterday afternoon at the Ricoh Coliseum.
So far this season in back-to-back games the Moose have a 1-3-1 record. Manitoba’s one win in these situations was a come from behind victory against Chicago on Nov. 13. The only other time they earned a point was in Toronto on the second day of the season when they fell in a shootout to the Marlies.
Keeping Things Close:
The Moose have done an excellent job of keeping things close in games this season. In the 20 games played this season the Moose have had 16 of those games decided by two goals or less. The Moose have a 3-2-1-1 record in games where the winning team’s the margin of victory is just one goal.
Tight Against Marlies:
In all three games against the Marlies this season the Moose have been within one goal in the last few minutes of the game. Twice the Marlies have added an extra goal into an empty net and once the Moose tied the game with the goalie pulled before falling in a shootout.
Albert on Fire:
John Albert has been red hot this week. In his last three games he has scored his first three goals of the season. The captain missed most of November with a lower body injury but had a goal against Milwaukee Tuesday, another against Chicago Wednesday and added a third yesterday afternoon against Toronto.
Comrie in Toronto:
Eric Comrie has made two starts in Toronto against the Marlies this season. In his two games against Toronto this season he has a .947 save percentage and a 0-1-1 record. He made 33 saves in the opener of this series on Saturday and was named the game’s second star.
Different Faces in no Different Places:
In three meetings this season the Moose have seen a different goaltender for the Marlies in each game. The Marlies played Antoine Bibeau to open the season and followed that with Garret Sparks, they are now both up with the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Saturday the Marlies played Rob Madore who was called up from Orlando of the ECHL. The Moose could see yet another new face on Sunday with Jonathan Bernier expected to get the start for the Marlies.