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Grand Rapids rolls on Manitoba

By: Chris White | Published: March 11th 2016

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Making their first trip to Grand Rapids since 2010, the Moose didn’t receive a warm welcome from the Griffins on Friday night at the Van Andel Arena.

Former Winnipeg Jets player Eric Tangradi stole the show as he recorded a career high five points in the game from two goals and three assists. Tangradi was in on all of the first five goals of the game.

Andy Miele (1G, 3A), Robbie Russo (1G, 3A), and Anthony Mantha (1G, 2A) were also big factors in the game as the Griffins defeated the Moose 7-2.

The Moose continued to battle in the third period and showed some life when Chase De Leo scored his team leading 16th goal of the season.

De Leo now leads all Moose players in goals, points (33) and powerplay goals (8).

After picking up his first career point with an assist in his first career AHL game this past Wednesday, Dan DeSalvo recorded his first career AHL goal in his second game tonight. He was the Tulsa Oilers (ECHL) leading scorer at the time of being signed by the Moose.

Patrice Cormier extended his point streak to three games with an assist. In his last seven games he has three goals and three assist for six points.

John Albert returned to the Moose lineup after missing four games due to a lower body injury. He recorded an assist in the game.

Moose goaltender Connor Hellebuyck allowed seven goals on 35 shots in the game.

The Griffins now lead the season series 2-1-0-0 with one game to play this season.

The rematch will take place Saturday night at 6 p.m. CT at Grand Rapids.