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Fast Facts: Moose vs. Toronto - March 27 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose vs. Toronto – March 27

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: March 27th 2024

The Manitoba Moose continue a busy home stand tonight (7 p.m.) when they welcome the Toronto Marlies to Canada Life Centre. The Moose and Marlies split their previous meetings in November when the teams clashed in Toronto. Manitoba is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Abbotsford Canucks while Toronto dropped a 4-1 decision to Laval on Sunday.

The Moose Spring Break Staycation continues at tonight's game with the first 2,000 fans through the doors at Canada Life Centre receiving a beach tote bag. Tickets for this evening's 7 p.m. contest are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.

Lambo Leap

Brad Lambert recorded a pair of assists in Manitoba’s most recent contest. With the two assists, the forward, a 2022 Winnipeg Jets first round selection, has now recorded 13 multi-point outings, which paces the team. The next closest players to the centre are Jeff Malott and Kyle Capobianco, who have each notched nine multi-point games.  The Lahti, Finland product has tallied 49 points (19G, 30A) through 55 contests and reached the 30-assist mark for the first time in his AHL career. His 49 points are the most by a Moose rookie centre in the franchise’s history. The pivot paces the Moose in assists and points over the month of March and leads the AHL in scoring with 18 points (4G, 14A) over the same span.

Finding a Way

Jeff Malott posted an assist on Sunday against Abbotsford. The assist brings the forward up to 44 points (19G, 25A) in 60 games. The mark matches Malott’s previous career-high set in the 2022-23 campaign and the forward achieved the feat this time around in 11 fewer games. The Waterdown, Ont. product ranks third in Manitoba scoring and his 79 goals over the past four seasons are one goal shy of creating a three-way tie for fifth on the franchise leaderboard. Malott has 149 total points (79G, 70A) in 227 career contests.

Powered Up

The Moose power play has goals in four of the past five games, scoring five times over that span. Manitoba’s man-advantage is operating at 27.8 percent during that run. The power play has also factored into seven of the past nine home games for the Moose where it has scored on eight of its 30 chances for a 26.7 percent success rate. Overall this season the Moose power play is successful on 19.7 percent of its chances and operates at 19.0 percent on home ice.

Roster Moves

The Winnipeg Jets announced today the team reassigned defenceman Dmitry Kuzmin from the Manitoba Moose to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. Kuzmin, 20, has appeared in 15 contests for the Moose this season and posted three points (1G, 2A), including scoring his first AHL goal on March 10 in Iowa. The defenceman has also registered seven points (2G, 5A) in 21 ECHL games with Norfolk. The Kholstovo, Belarus native was a third-round pick (82nd overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2021 NHL Draft.

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Axel Jonsson-Fjallby posted a goal on Sunday. The goal was the forward’s 10th of the season and marked the fourth time in his career he has reached double-digits. The winger has registered 22 points (10G, 12A) through 30 games and has a plus-13 rating in those contests. The winger has produced 101 points (53G, 48A) in 186 career AHL games.