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Recap: Moose 6 at Chicago 2

By: Daniel Fink | Published: April 14th 2019

Manitoba Moose (39-30-5-2) at Chicago Wolves (44-22-6-4)
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Allstate Arena, Chicago, Ill. 

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 2 0 4 6
Chicago Wolves 1 0 1 2

 

Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 8 13 14 35
Chicago Wolves 6 4 6 16

 

Special Teams PP PK PIM
Manitoba Moose 1/1 2/3 16
Chicago Wolves 1/3 0/1 12

 

Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Manitoba Moose Eric Comrie 60:00 16 14
Chicago Wolves Max Lagace 60:00 35 29

 

Goal Summary

P TIME TEAM GOAL ASSIST ASSIST STR SCORE
1 7:53 MB J. Kovacevic (1) J. Harkins (16) K. Nault (1) ES 1-0 MB
1 10:22 MB M. Spacek (10) ES 2-0 MB
1 11:42 CHI S. Matteau (5) Z. Whitecould (22) M. Weis (8) PP 2-1 MB
3 6:42 MB L. Shaw (29) M. Dano (18) S. Griffith (41) PP 3-1 MB
3 7:45 MB K. Nault (1) J. Kovacevic (1) ES 4-1 MB
3 9:38 MB J. Harkins (15) L. Stanley (16) L. Shaw (22) ES 5-1 MB
3 11:59 MB C. Maier (1) K. Reichel (8) H. Fejes (5) ES 6-1 MB
3 14:07 CHI T. McGinn (12) C. Glass (2) ES 6-2 MB

 

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (39-30-5-2) finished the regular season with a dominant 6-2 win over the Chicago Wolves (44-22-6-4) at Allstate Arena on Sunday afternoon.  The Moose opened the scoring 7:53 into the game as Jonathan Kovacevic’s centering feed bounced into the goal off a Chicago defender.  Manitoba added to the lead on another friendly bounce as Michael Spacek was the beneficiary of a giveaway in front of the Wolves’ net and potted his 10th of the season at 10:22.  Chicago got on the board 1:20 after Spacek’s tally as Stefan Matteau redirected a Zach Whitecloud shot past Eric Comrie to leave the score 2-1 in favour of Manitoba after 20 minutes.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the middle frame.  The Moose outshot the Wolves 13-4 in the period, but Max Lagace was equal to the task guarding the Chicago net.  The scoreless period pushed the Moose into the third with a 2-1 advantage.

The floodgates opened midway through the third as the Moose scored four goals in a span of 5:17.  Logan Shaw got it started at 6:42 of the period by scoring on a nice pass from Marko Dano on the power play.  Kamerin Nault made it 4-1 a minute later, scoring on a partial break down the wing.  Less than two minutes after that, Jansen Harkins sniped after an offensive zone faceoff win for a 5-1 advantage.  Cole Maier rounded out the run with eight minutes to go, shoveling the puck up and over Lagace during a scramble in the Chicago crease.  Former Moose Tye McGinn added one more for Chicago with six minutes to go in the contest, finishing off a pass from below the goal-line to leave the final score at 6-2 in favour of the Moose.

Quick Hits

  • Seth Griffith wins the Ultimate Software Leading Scorer Award, pacing the Moose with 57 points (16G, 41A).
  • Manitoba’s 39 wins on the season are the second-most in the Central Division.
  • Eric Comrie’s 25 wins on the season are tied for sixth most in franchise history.
  • Johnathan Kovacevic and Kamerin Nault both tallied a goal and an assist in their AHL debuts.
  • Cole Maier scored his first professional goal.
  • Logan Shaw cleared the 50-point mark for the first time in his career.
  • Manitoba outshot Chicago by a combined 76-38 in the past two games.