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Fast Facts: Moose at Chicago - Jan. 28 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose at Chicago – Jan. 28

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: January 28th 2024

The Manitoba Moose try for their second consecutive win today  (3 p.m. CT) when they visit the Chicago Wolves. The Moose began the second half of the regular season with a 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs last night. Kyle Capobianco had three assists while Parker Ford (1G, 1A) and Brad Lambert (2A) each had multi-point games. The Wolves are coming off a 5-0 loss against Milwaukee last night. Coverage of today's game gets going at 2:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV. Puck drop is slated for 3 p.m. CT on 680 CJOB.

Point Distributor

Kyle Capobianco notched a trio of assists against Rockford yesterday  night. The defenceman is now up to 29 points (6G, 23A) in 35 games and co-leads the Moose in scoring alongside forward Nikita Chibrikov.The defender, Arizona’s 2015 third round draft selection, is now five assists away from matching his previous career-high of 28 helpers set in the 2017-18 season with Tucson. In addition, the Mississauga, Ont. product’s three assists represents his fourth outing of the campaign with at least three-points in a single contest. Capobianco ranks fifth among all AHL defencemen in scoring and is three points back of Chicago’s Matt Donovan and Ontario’s Brandt Clarke for the top spot.

Blueline Barrage

Moose defenders were a key component in Manitoba's five-goal outburst last night. Every goal the team scored involved a defenceman either scoring the goal or assisting on the tally. Simon Lundmark opened the scoring with his first goal of the season. Ville Heinola scored his second tally of the campaign in the second period. Kyle Capobianco then recorded his three assists, including two primary helpers, on three consecutive goals. Saturday's game marked the third time this season the Moose received at least two goals from defencemen. Moose defencemen have combined for 15 goals on the campaign.

Manitoba Made

Defenceman Dawson Barteaux picked up an assist on Jeffrey Viel's second period goal last night. The helper represents Barteaux's first point as a member of the Moose. The Foxwarren, Man. product is one of three Manitobans on the current roster along with Ashton Sautner and Dean Stewart. Barteaux has six points (2G, 4A) in 69 career AHL games, mostly with the Texas Stars. The defender was a force in the ECHL this season prior to being recalled by the Moose on Dec. 15, with 13 points (3G, 10A) and a plus-19 rating in just 15 games with the Idaho Steelheads.

Staying Productive

Parker Ford registered a pair of points (1G, 1A) in last night’s road win in Rockford. The forward, who inked a two-year entry-level contract with Winnipeg in 2023, is riding a two-game point streak and has tallied three points (1G, 2A) in that span. Ford is one game shy of matching his longest career professional point streak of three games, a feat he has accomplished twice. The Wakefield, RI. product has tallied three multi-point outings this season and has produced 18 total points (8G, 10A) in 37 games, which ranks him third in Moose rookie scoring and fifth overall on the squad.

Who's Trending?

Kristian Reichel notched a goal in yesterday’s road win in Rockford. The forward has scored in consecutive contests and recorded his first game-winning tally since the 2021-22 season. Reichel is now up to 10 points (7G, 3A) over 36 games, with nine of those coming the past 18 contests. Reichel is the 10th member of the Moose this season to cross into double-digits.