Fast Facts: Moose vs. Toronto – Jan. 29By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: January 29th 2023
The Manitoba Moose put the wraps on a six-game home stand this afternoon when they host the Toronto Marlies at 2 p.m. The Marlies came away with a 2-1 win at Canada Life Centre on Friday. Manitoba comes into the final game of the home stint with a 3-2-0-0 record.
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Ville Heinola tallied a primary assist in Manitoba’s loss against Toronto. The defenceman, who was recently reassigned to the Moose by Winnipeg, is now up to 12 points (1G, 11A) in 15 games. The Honkajoki, Finland product is currently riding a six-game point streak that has seen the defenceman put together eight total points (1G, 7A). The streak represents a career-high for the defenceman. Heinola, a first round pick of Winnipeg in 2019, sits fourth on the team in scoring among defencemen and paces the club with a plus-17 rating. Heinola’s assist was his 50th career AHL point (10G, 40A) in his 78th contest, all with Manitoba.
Matching the Streak
Jansen Harkins tallied a secondary assist in Manitoba’s loss against the Marlies. The forward has tallied a point in every contest he’s played with the Moose this season and stands with 13 points (7G, 6A) in 10 contests. With the assist, Harkins, who was drafted in the second round in 2015 by Winnipeg, has now tied his longest AHL point streak. The previous run came from Nov. 2/19 to Nov. 20/19 and saw the forward tally 18 points (3G, 15A) over that span. The forward now stands with 95 career AHL points comprised of (34G, 61A) in 166 games, all with Manitoba. Harkins’ streak is tied for the seventh-longest run in the AHL this season.
When the Moose record a power play goal at home, the squad’s record stands at 3-2-1-1 this season. If the Moose hold their opponent off the score sheet on the man-advantage, the record stretches to 6-2-1-1. Special teams remains a key part of the game, as the Moose are 2-0-0-0 at home when scoring multiple power play goals, but fall to 0-3-0-0 when allowing two or more power play goals against. The sweet spot for Manitoba is scoring four goals overall. When the team puts that together, the record reflects a 4-0-1-0 mark.
Entering today’s contest, the Moose have suited up in 11 contests at home at Canada Life Centre taking place at 2:00 p.m. and have accumulated a record of 9-1-1-0 through that span. Three straight contests have seen the Moose head into overtime, with the antlered ones capturing the win in each of those games. In afternoon games taking place at home, the Moose are paced on the blue line by Declan Chisholm, who has tallied 11 points (1G, 11A). The forward ranks are led by Alex Limoges, who has also recorded 11 points (3G, 8A) in those contests.
Leon Gawanke scored in Manitoba’s Friday contest versus Toronto. The tally was the 10th of the season for the defenceman, which ties his career-high from this past season, in 29 less games. Gawanke’s 10 goals have him tied for second among all AHL defenceman and among Moose skaters.