Fast Facts: Moose at Milwaukee – Division Semifinals Game 4By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: May 5th 2023
The Manitoba Moose and Milwaukee Admirals clash in Game 4 of the Central Division Semifinals. For the first time in this series, a team faces elimination as the Moose lead the best-of-five series by a 2-1 count. Manitoba built up the series lead with back-to-back 3-2 overtime wins. Wyatt Bongiovanni played the hero in Wednesday’s tilt, scoring a power play goal just shy of the five-minute mark of the extra frame.
Coverage of tonight’s game from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena begins at 6:30 p.m. CT on 680 CJOB, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV.com. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. CT.
Wyatt Bongiovanni notched the overtime-winning goal in Game 3 on Wednesday night. Bongiovanni, who was suiting up in his third professional playoff contest, notched both his first overtime-winning tally and the first Moose power play goal of the series. The forward, who inked a two-year entry-level contract with Winnipeg in 2022, recorded 18 points (13G, 5A) in the regular season, with five of those markers coming by way of the power play. The former Quinnipiac forward, who ranks third in the program’s Division-1 history with 13 game-winning goals, now has two under his belt over his career with Manitoba.
B2B OT Rewind
Entering tonight’s pivotal Game 4, the Moose have played and won back-to-back contests in overtime. Prior to Wednesday, the previous time the Moose organization had appeared in back-to-back post-season overtimes was in 2014 when the team was operating as the St. John’s IceCaps. The club dropped both contests against the Texas Stars by a score of 4-3 in each game. The last time the Moose organization won consecutive playoff overtime contests was May 5, 2012 and May 6, 2012, when Brock Trotter and Ben Maxwell notched overtime-winning goals for the IceCaps as they knocked off Wilkes-Barre Scranton.
Greg Meireles posted an assist in Wednesday night’s Game 3 road victory. The forward has notched assists in consecutive contests and played a pivotal part in the Cole Maier tying-goal on Sunday, as well as the Wyatt Bongiovanni overtime-winner on Wednesday. The Ottawa, Ont. product is currently riding his first playoff point streak and has racked up 32 assists and 46 total points over the span of his two seasons with Manitoba.
Special Team Spectacle
Manitoba’s power play broke out of a slump on Wednesday night. The unit, which had been granted 10 chances through the three games, struck in overtime for the first Moose man-advantage marker of the series off the stick of Wyatt Bongiovanni. On the flip side, Manitoba’s penalty kill held the Admirals off the board in three chances on the evening. Entering Game 4, the Moose power play find itself at 10.0% and the penalty kill sits at 66.7%. Manitoba ended the regular season with the fifth ranked power play and ninth ranked penalty kill in the AHL.
Declan Chisholm registered an assist in Wednesday’s overtime win. The defenceman now has a trio of assists through the three games of the series and is tied for the Moose points lead. Over the past two playoffs, no Moose skater has tallied more points than Chisholm’s 10 points (2G, 8A) in nine contests.