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Fast Facts: Moose at Iowa - March 12 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose at Iowa – March 12

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: March 12th 2023

The Manitoba Moose are in search of a rebound effort following last night's 5-2 loss to the Iowa Wild. The home side scored 28 seconds into the game and never trailed in the contest. The loss dropped the Moose to 1-1-1-0 on their current seven-game road trip. The Wild controlled the special teams game, scoring twice on the power play and holding Manitoba off the board on the man-advantage. The two teams rematch today at 3 p.m. CT. Coverage of today's matinee begins at 2:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV.

Milestone Marker

Alex Limoges scored both goals in Manitoba’s loss yesterday evening. Limoges, currently in the midst of his first season in antlers, ranks second on the Moose with 16 goals and sits first on the club with 45 points in 49 contests. Limoges’ second goal in the first period also represented the 50th AHL tally of his career and gives the forward 106 points (50G, 56A) in 134 contests split between San Diego and Manitoba. Limoges, who inked a one-year entry-level contract with Winnipeg in 2022, has registered three multi-goal games this season and 10 total during his AHL career.

Point Production

Jeff Malott notched a pair of assists in Saturday night’s road contest. It’s the second time in his past three games that the Waterdown, Ont. product recorded a multi-point outing. Malott registered six points (2G, 4A) over his past six games and eight points over his past 10 outings. The winger has registered 33 points (19G, 14A) over 55 games this season and is currently tied for third in Moose scoring. In addition, Malott has tallied 94 points (56G, 38A) in 151 AHL games.

Right Back At It

Manitoba has the chance to get back in the win column this afternoon. This season, when Manitoba faces the second half of a back-to-back situation on the road, the record is 6-1-2-0. When the Moose face a back-to-back on the road and notch multiple power play goals, the antlered ones have a record of 6-1-2-0. In that same vein, when Manitoba gives up more than one power play marker, the numbers turn to 0-3-1-0. Goal-scoring wise, the sweet spot in this scenario is the Moose scoring four goals, where the record jumps to 7-0-1-0. If Manitoba holds its opponent to two goals or less, the record drums up to a combined 8-1-0-0.

Magnificent Trio

The Moose host three defencemen on the roster who are climbing the franchise’s all-time leaderboards for defencemen. Leon Gawanke comes into today’s game with 98 points (29G, 69A), ranking seventh on the team’s all-time points list and fifth in goals. Declan Chisholm isn’t far behind with 83 points (16G, 67A) and holds down ninth on the points list. Ville Heinola ranks 15th on the leaderboard with 65 points (12G, 53A). The trio ranks seventh, ninth and 12th respectively among the franchise’s defencemen assist leaders.

Who's Trending?

Leon Gawanke recorded an assist in yesterday’s loss. The defenceman is riding a three-game point streak and has tallied four points (1G, 3A) over that span. Gawanke, a fifth round pick of Winnipeg in 2017, paces the defenceman with 14 goals sits on the cusp of his second consecutive 30-point campaign.