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Fast Facts: Moose at Calgary - Feb. 17 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose at Calgary – Feb. 17

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: February 17th 2024

The Manitoba Moose return home to Canada Life Centre for the first time in the month of February to take on the Milwaukee Admirals today at 2 p.m. CT. The Moose posted a 6-3-0-1 record since their previous home game, including Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win in Calgary. The Admirals roll in having won a franchise-record 15 consecutive games, including a 5-2 win over the Moose the previous time the teams matched up.

Today's game features a Chaz Lucius mini bobbleheaad giveaway. The first 3,000 fans through the doors at Canada Life Centre will receive the miniature version of the 2021 Winnipeg Jets first round pick. This afternoon features a post-game autograph alley with select Moose players. Tickets are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.

Toni Time

Dominic Toninato scored the lone regulation goal in Manitoba’s win over Calgary on Wednesday. The forward, who re-signed a two-year contract with Winnipeg in 2023, is riding a two-game point streak since his loan from the Jets and has tallied two points (1G, 1A) in that span. The forward, who registered five points (1G, 4A) in 15 games with Winnipeg this season, is up to eight points with the Moose (3G, 5A) through 11 contests. The Duluth, Minn. product is closing in on a milestone with 96 career AHL points (51G, 45A) in 169 contests split between San Antonio, Colorado, Springfield and Manitoba.

Roster Moves

The Winnipeg Jets announced the team reassigned goaltender Oskari Salminen from the Manitoba Moose to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. Salminen has appeared in 11 contests for the Moose this season and posted a record of 4-7-0 alongside a 3.91 goals-against average and .870 save percentage. Over his career with Manitoba, the Kotka, Finland product has put together a mark of 22-20-6 with a 3.24 goals-against average, .890 save percentage and two shutouts. During the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs, Salminen owned a 2-2-0 record supported by a 2.25 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.

Puck Stops Here

Collin Delia notched the road victory for Manitoba on Wednesday in Calgary. The netminder, who signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg in 2023, posted 28 saves on 29 shots and made two stops in the shootout to secure the win. In the victory, Delia put up his best single-game numbers of the season and alongside the 28 saves recorded a 0.92 goals-against average and a .966 save percentage. Prior to the shootout on Wednesday, the last time Delia had been between the pipes for an AHL shootout was Feb. 12/22. The netminder made 33 saves, plus all three in the shootout, to win the contest for Rockford against Chicago. Delia has produced a 9-15-1 record alongside a 3.41 goals-against average and a .878 save percentage in his first season in Manitoba.

Series of Shootouts

Including their win on Wednesday, three of the past four Moose games ended in a shootout. The Moose hold a record of 2-1 in those contests, with Kristian Reichel and Nikita Chibrikov notching the shootout-winning goals. Over the campaign, the Moose have a record of 3-1 in the shootout. Each of those wins came via a different Moose netminder, with Oskari Salminen picking up the first victory, Thomas Milic the second and Collin Delia the latest.

Who's Trending?

Nikita Chibrikov notched the shootout-winning goal in Manitoba’s Wednesday game. The forward, a 2021 Winnipeg Jets second round pick, is tied with Brad Lambert for the Moose lead with two shootout goals this season. The winger ranks second with 33 points (14G, 19A) through 44 games and places in a tie for fourth in the scoring race among all AHL rookies.