Recap: Moose 6 at Chicago 2By: 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.
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||60:00||16||14|
|Chicago Wolves||Max Lagace||60:00||35||29|
|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|
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.
- 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.