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Recap: Manitoba 3 vs. Stockton 0 - Manitoba Moose

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Recap: Manitoba 3 vs. Stockton 0

By: Jennifer Redenbach | Published: April 24th 2021


Quick Hits

  • With Eric Comrie collecting his 85th victory for the Moose, the netminder moved into sole possession of the franchise lead in wins.
  • Dominic Toninato scored the game-winning goal with 1:31 remaining in the second period, and added a second goal during the third period.
  • Cole Perfetti opened the scoring for the Moose 8:10 into the contest and added an assist on both of Toninato’s tallies.

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (13-11-2-0) collected their fifth-straight victory with a 3-0 win against the Stockton Heat (10-16-1-0) on Saturday afternoon at Bell MTS Iceplex. The Moose didn’t waste any time putting on the pressure and tested the Heat with 17 shots compared to Stockton’s three during the opening period. At 8:10 of the first frame, Cole Perfetti won the faceoff cleanly for a waiting Declan Chisholm. Stockton netminder Garett Sparks denied Chisholm’s attempt however Perfetti was there to clean up the rebound and give the Moose a 1-0 advantage.

The intensity was high during the second frame as the clubs exchanged six penalties during the period, four of which resulted from one sequence. After killing off a late penalty, the Moose added to their lead. With 1:33 to go in the middle frame, Perfetti sent a perfect pass to Dominic Toninato who capitalized on a one-timer opportunity and extended Manitoba’s lead to a 2-0 count.

At 6:52 of the third, Kristian Reichel rushed up the ice and sent a slick cross-ice pass to Perfetti. The centreman connected with Toninato who was rushing up the middle to score his second goal of the game. Comrie stopped all 13 shots he faced and led the Moose to the 3-0 victory. The Moose earned their fifth-straight victory in dominant fashion and outshot the Heat 46-13.

Statbook

  • Eric Comrie earned his 10th career AHL shutout which ties him for third on the franchise list with Connor Hellebuyck and Alex Auld.
  • Cole Perfetti collected three points (1G, 2A) during his afternoon’s contest, improving his point streak to five games (4G, 7A), four of which have been multi-point performances.
  • Dominic Toninato posted two tallies in this afternoon’s game, recording his fourth career AHL multi-goal game.
  • Kristian Reichel (1G, 1A) and Declan Chisholm (2A) are currently on two-game point streaks.

Quotable
Head Coach Pascal Vincent on Eric Comrie (Click for full interview)
“From day one, and I’ve known Eric for quite some years now, and he’s just been a phenomenal person around the team. His work ethic is off the charts, he’s a great teammate, he has great leadership skills and he’s a great goalie. So he’s meant a lot to this organization. I mean the Moose have been around for quite some time now going back to Moose 1.0 and there was quite a few good goalies in Winnipeg playing for the Moose over that time. For him to be the all-time leader tells you quite a bit about his career.”

Goaltender Eric Comrie (Click for full interview)
“This organization has been special to me since day one. It’s been an honour to be drafted here and play for the Moose. It’s a very historical organization. I know (Mark) Chipman takes great pride in this organization and really treats us well and that means a lot to myself. Just being a part of this organization and being able to set a franchise record is pretty special to myself.”

What’s Next?
The Moose take on the Stockton Heat on Monday afternoon. Puck drop is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT. The game is available on MooseHockey.com/LISTENLIVE, CJOB.com/sports and AHLTV.com.