Fast Facts: Moose at Toronto – Nov. 18By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: November 18th 2023
The Manitoba Moose attempt to keep the good times rolling on the road when they visit the Toronto Marlies this afternoon (3 p.m. CT). The Moose held off a late charge from the Belleville Senators to win 3-2 last night. The victory snapped a four-game skid and marked Manitoba's third straight road win. Coverage of today's action begins at 2:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets app and AHLTV. Puck drop is slated for 3 p.m. CT.
Just One More
Defenceman Kyle Capobianco picked up an assist on Nikita Chibrikov’s second period tally last night. The helper gives Capobianco eight on the season, ranking him second on the team. It also brings the Mississauga, Ont. product up to 99 career AHL assists. Capobianco recorded at least 25 assists in each of his first three AHL campaigns. The majority of his assists came as a member of the Tucson Roadrunners, with 91 coming in the desert. Capobianco is tied for sixth among AHL defenders in assists and his 12 points (4G, 8A) are tied for second.
A Couple on the Board
Chaz Lucius tallied a pair of assists in the third period against Belleville. The duo of helpers gave Lucius his first career AHL multi-point game. The 2021 first round pick had eight points (3G, 5A) in 17 career games, recording a point in eight of those games, prior to the two-assist effort last night. Lucius has five points (1G, 4A) in six games this season, matching his 12-game total from the 2022-23 campaign.
A Milic Milestone
Goaltender Thomas Milic earned the first win of his AHL career last night. The rookie netminder turned aside 26 of 28 shots faced in the effort. Milic turned in 57:38 of a clean goal column until Jiri Smejkal was able to find the back of the net for Belleville. The milestone came in the Coquitlam, B.C. product’s third AHL appearance and second start. Milic holds a 1-1-0 record, with a 3.43 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage in his first three appearances.
The Moose power play struck for two goals in Belleville last night. It was the third multi-goal output of the season for the man-advantage. The Moose previously tallied two power play goals on Oct. 15 and Oct. 27. Manitoba has a power play goal in eight of 11 games this season. The Moose power play now holds the top spot on the league’s leaderboard at a 28.9 percent success rate. Wyatt Bongiovanni leads the Moose with three power play goals, striking on the man advantage in each of the past two outings.
Wyatt Bongiovanni scored a power play goal in Manitoba’s win last night. The forward netted tallies in consecutive contests and is now up to seven points (3G, 4A) through nine games. The three power play goals pace the Moose this season. The Birmingham, Mich. product has at least one shot in every game and is currently shooting at a 17.6% clip.