Fast Facts: Moose vs. Milwaukee – Division Semifinals Game 2By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: April 30th 2023
The Manitoba Moose and Milwaukee Admirals clash in Game 2 of the Central Division Semifinals at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Milwaukee jumped out to a 1-0 series lead Friday night with a 6-2 win over the Moose. Jordan Gross led the way for the Admirals with three points (2G, 1A) while Yaroslav Askarov made 35 saves. Jansen Harkins and Daniel Torgersson scored the Moose tallies.
Tickets for Game 2 are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS. Coverage on CJOB.com/sports and AHLTV begins at 1:45 p.m. CT. Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT on 680 CJOB.
First of the Playoffs
Forward Jansen Harkins scored the first Moose goal of the post-season on Friday evening. Harkins carried over his goal-scoring ways from the regular season where the winger notched 25 goals and 50 total points, which was good for second on the squad. Yesterday’s goal was the first Calder Cup Playoffs tally for Harkins, coming in his third professional playoff game. The 2015 second round Winnipeg Jets pick previously suited up in two playoff games with the Moose in 2018.
Pucks on Net
Daniel Torgersson made his AHL playoff debut on Friday and recorded a goal in the middle stanza. The forward, a second round pick of the Winnipeg Jets from 2020, ended the evening with the tally and a plus-one rating. Torgersson, who was coming off of his first full AHL regular season, notched 20 points (11G, 9A) in 69 games. Dating back to Manitoba’s final regular season contest against Chicago, the Hono, Sweden product has registered points in two straight games with a goal and an assist.
The Moose made a habit of rebounding from losses this season. The team marked down a 20-12-2-0 record after defeats throughout the regular season. When surrendering six goals in a loss, the Moose owned a 4-2-0-0 record in the next outing. Looking back on Manitoba’s playoff history, the Moose have nine wins and 12 losses in Game 2 when losing the first game of the series. The Moose advanced to the next round in six of the nine series they rebounded in Game 2. Overall, the Moose have won seven of 21 series when falling in the opening game of the set.
A total of eight Moose made their Calder Cup Playoffs debuts in
Game 1. Forwards Wyatt Bongiovanni, Parker Ford, Greg Meireles and Daniel Torgersson got in their first AHL playoff games. Meanwhile defencemen Simon Lundmark and Dean Stewart, along with netminders Arvid Holm and Evan Cormier got their first taste of the Calder Cup Playoffs. The skaters combined for nine shots and Torgersson found the goal column. Last year saw 14 Moose make their playoff debuts in Game 1 of the 2022 Central Division Semifinals.
Dominic Toninato notched a second period assist in Manitoba’s loss on Friday. In addition to the assist, Toninato led the Moose in shots in Game 1. The pivot, who finished the regular season with 16 assists and 35 total points, has now racked up three assists in five playoff contests split between Colorado and Manitoba.