Fast Facts: Moose vs. Chicago – March 3By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: March 3rd 2023
After a well-deserved break off game-action the Manitoba Moose get back to work against the Chicago Wolves tonight. For the second week in a row the Moose face off against another one of the division’s hottest teams. Both the Moose and Wolves come into tonight’s tilt with seven wins in their past 10 games. Tickets for tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup at Canada Life Centre are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.
Declan Chisholm registered a late assist and scored the overtime-winning goal on Saturday afternoon. The tally was Chisholm’s second overtime-winner of the campaign, with the first coming on Jan. 21/23 against Texas. The 2021-22 campaign saw Chisholm notch seven multi-point games in 53 contests. With the overtime goal on Saturday, the Bowmanville, Ont product racked his 10th multi-point outing of the campaign, which he achieved in 50 total games. The defenceman is second on the Moose in scoring with 37 points (5G, 32A) and co-leads the blue line with three game-winning goals.
Greg the Great
Greg Meireles notched an assist in Manitoba’s divisional win on Saturday. The assist brings the forward’s total to eight points (3G, 5A) over the span of 41 contests. Meireles is currently riding a three-game point streak, which ties the longest of his AHL career. The forward achieved the feat three times during the 2021-22 campaign. The Ottawa, Ont. product has recorded 35 points (8G, 27A) over the course of 93 career AHL contests.
Numbers on the Board
Jeff Malott recorded a pair of assists in the Moose weekend victory. The winger has four points (1G, 3A) over his past five games and ranks third in scoring among Moose skaters with 29 points (17G, 12A) in 50 games. Malott leads the antlered ones with eight power play markers, which is two off his career-high of 10 set during the 2021-22 season. The Waterdown, Ont product is one point shy of breaking the 30-point plateau for the second time in his career and just hit 90 points (54G, 36A) in his career. Malott, who currently leads Manitoba in goal-scoring, is also the fourth player in Moose history to lead the team in goal-scoring in consecutive seasons from 2020-2022.
Point Streak and Home Cooking
Entering tonight’s contest, Manitoba is riding a three-game winning streak. The Moose also currently sport a season-long nine-game point streak that has seen the club go on a 7-0-1-1 run. Dating back to Jan. 14/23 against Belleville, Manitoba has points in 15 of its past 18 contests, which has helped the club vault into third place in the Central Division. Since the Moose returned home on Feb. 15/23 for an eight-game home stand, the antlered ones are on a streak of 5-0-0-1. The Moose tallied four power play markers in the past six games, scoring at a 21.1 percent rate on the man-advantage. Manitoba shut down 19 of 22 shorthanded situations (86.4%) during the first six games of the home stand.
Evan Polei notched a second period goal in Saturday’s win. The tally was the forward’s eighth of the season and gives Polei 16 total points (8G, 8A) through 37 contests. The Wetaskiwin, Alta. product is third amongst Moose forwards with a plus-six rating and is currently shooting a career-best 15.7% clip.