Fast Facts: Moose at Belleville – Jan. 7By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: January 7th 2023
The Manitoba Moose are in Belleville tonight in search of a second straight win. The Moose won an overtime thriller last night in Laval. The Rocket stormed back to tie the game late, but Jansen Harkins scored in overtime to snap a three-game Manitoba losing streak. The antlered ones picked up two wins over Belleville back in Winnipeg prior to the holiday break. Coverage of tonight’s game begins at 5:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV. Puck drop is scheduled for just after 6 p.m. CT on 680 CJOB.
Finding His Groove
Tyler Boland tallied an assist in Manitoba’s overtime win over Laval on Friday evening. The forward, who inked a two-year contract with the Moose in 2022, now has two helpers over his past two games. That ties the longest point streak of his AHL career. Boland, who tallied both his first AHL goal and multi-point outing on Dec. 30/22 against Abbotsford, has registered four points (2G, 2A) over his past five games. The forward made his AHL debut last season with Manitoba and tallied one assist in 13 contests. This season, Boland, who’s 13th contest took place last night in Laval, is up to six points (2G, 4A) and sports a plus-four rating.
Back In Style
Dominic Toninato put up a pair of points (1G, 1A) in Manitoba’s win yesterday evening. The two points represent the second multi-point outing of Toninato’s season and give him eight points (4G, 4A) in 13 contests. When the forward tallies two or more points this season, the Moose are 2-0-0-0 and scored four or more goals in both contests. Over his AHL career, whenever Toninato records at least two points, his teams have a combined record of 8-1-0-0.
Divide and Conquer
Manitoba’s 5-4 overtime win in Laval saw 11 different Moose skaters record at least one point. Six of the Moose 17 wins on the campaign have seen the squad score five or more tallies. In four of those contests, 10 or more Moose skaters registered at least one point. The highest point total came on Oct. 23/22 in a 6-3 win in Rockford with 12 Moose skaters getting on the scoresheet. The Moose also hit 10 twice, with the first time being during a 5-2 win over Chicago on Oct. 21/22 and the second instance coming on Dec. 17/22 in a 6-2 victory over Belleville.
Bounce Back PK
The Moose penalty kill has consistently been able to bounce back this season. Outside of one stretch early in the season when Manitoba surrendered a power play goal in five straight games (Nov. 4-18), the penalty kill hasn’t allowed a power play goal in consecutive games. That accounts for 10 contests when the Manitoba penalty kill was able to earn a clean sheet after giving up a goal the game prior. In those games, the Moose hold a 7-2-0-1 record while killing off 37 total penalties. Overall, the Moose penalty kill ranks fifth in the AHL, turning aside 83.8 percent of all opposition power plays.
Jansen Harkins scored the overtime-winning goal in yesterday’s victory in Laval. The second round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2015 has tallied a point in all seven Moose games he’s suited up in this season and stands with 10 points (6G, 4A) and a plus-five rating. Over his AHL career, all with Manitoba, Harkins has tallied 92 points (33G, 59A) in 163 contests.