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Fast Facts: Moose vs. Grand Rapids - March 20 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose vs. Grand Rapids – March 20

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: March 20th 2024

The Manitoba Moose seek to keep the good times rolling when they host the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight (7 p.m.) at Canada Life Centre. The Moose won their fourth consecutive game, 5-1, over the Griffins yesterday. Brad Lambert led the way offensively for Manitoba with three points (1G, 2A) and the Moose only allowed 14 shots on goal. The antlered ones enter tonight's contest with an eight-point lead over Chicago for the Central Division's final playoff spot. Tickets for tonight's 7 p.m. game are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.

Speeding Up the Leaderboard

Brad Lambert recorded three points (1G, 2A) in Manitoba’s win over Grand Rapids yesterday. It’s the third time in his past seven games Lambert put together a three-point outing. Lambert, a 2022 first round Winnipeg Jets selection, paces the AHL in the month of March with 15 points (4G, 11) through nine games. In addition, Lambert leads Manitoba with 46 points (19G, 27A) in 52 contests. The Lahti, Finland product also ranks second among AHL rookies in points. Among the Moose all-time rookie scoring leaders, Lambert is tied with Bill Sweatt, who put together 46 points during his rookie season in the 2010-11 campaign.

Sensational Swede

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby scored a goal and recorded a plus-two rating in Tuesday’s victory. Jonsson-Fjallby has produced 20 points (9G, 11A) in 27 games and broke the 20-point plateau for the third time in his AHL career. Through the month of March, the Stockholm, Sweden native has notched 12 points (4G, 8A) in nine games and stands in a four-way tie among Moose skaters with a plus-nine rating. The 2016 Washington fifth round pick is chasing down an AHL milestone and has produced 99 career points (52G, 47A) in 183 contests split between Hershey and Manitoba.

Score Those Shorties

Manitoba posted a shorthanded goal, courtesy of Jeffrey Viel, in the Tuesday’s win. The club has scored shorthanded in three consecutive contests and has 10 total markers over the course of the season. That stat paces the Central Division and places the Moose fifth in the league. Kristian Reichel leads Manitoba with two shorthanded goals, with eight other skaters each contributing a single strike. On the helping side, Nicholas Jones has three assists when Manitoba is shorthanded, which ties him for second in the AHL. The last time Manitoba reached double-digit shorthanded goals was during the 2017-18 campaign when the team also scored 10 times on the penalty kill.

Home Sweet Home

The Moose picked up right where they left off when returning to Canada Life Centre yesterday. The team extended its home winning streak to four games after winning the final three contests of its previous home stand. The Moose have outscored opposition by a 22-8, scoring at least five goals in three of the four games. During the current run at home the Moose power play is operating at 30.8 percent, scoring four times on 13 chances. Meanwhile the penalty kill is successful 84.6 percent of the time while allowing just two goals.

Who's Trending?

Parker Ford scored a power play goal in the second period of yesterday’s win. The tally was Ford’s sixth game-winning marker of the season, which paces the Moose and is tied for third among AHL rookies. The Wakefield, RI. product has registered 32 points (14G, 18A) through 58 games and ranks fifth in Moose scoring and third amongst antlered rookies.