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Game Recap: Grand Rapids 1 at Moose 0 - Manitoba Moose

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Game Recap: Grand Rapids 1 at Moose 0

By: Daniel Fink | Published: February 15th 2018

Manitoba Moose (32-12-4-3) vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (27-18-1-6)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Grand Rapids Griffins 0 1 0 1
Manitoba Moose 0 0 0 0

 

Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Grand Rapids Griffins 13 15 10 38
Manitoba Moose 9 13 6 28

 

Special Teams PP PK PIM
Grand Rapids Griffins 0/5 2/2 4
Manitoba Moose 0/2 5/5 10

 

Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Grand Rapids Griffins Jared Coreau 59:55 28 28
Manitoba Moose Jamie Phillips 58:14 38 37

 

Goal Summary

P TIME TEAM GOAL ASSIST ASSIST STR SCORE
2 11:18 GR M. Lorito (17) ES 1-0 GR

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (32-12-4-3) played their first game at Bell MTS Place since Jan. 20 on Thursday when they hosted the Grand Rapids Griffins (27-18-1-6).  The Moose penalty kill had a busy start to the night, facing down three Grand Rapids power plays in the frame.  Jamie Phillips was a big part of Manitoba’s success while down a man and made 13 saves in the period.  Jared Coreau made nine stops in the Grand Rapids net as the teams came out of the first in a 0-0 deadlock.

The lone goal of the second period came 11:18 into the frame as Matt Lorito snagged the puck and ripped a shot to the top corner to put Grand Rapids in front.  Manitoba did find the back of the net a few minutes later on a Cam Maclise redirect, but the tally was immediately waved off due to a high stick.  The Moose nearly tied things up again when Buddy Robinson left a drop pass for Brendan Lemieux on a partial break, but Coreau flashed out his pad to turn the Moose away and maintain the 1-0 Griffins lead.

Manitoba pushed for the tying goal in the final period, but couldn’t solve Coreau.  Brendan Lemieux drove to the goal and drew a penalty which resulted in the Moose applying plenty of pressure with the man advantage.  Patrice Cormier nearly tied the game in the final minute, but his wraparound try was just fended off by Coreau’s skate.  The Grand Rapids netminder made 28 saves as the Moose suffered their second shutout of the season.  Jamie Phillips turned away 37 attempts in the 1-0 loss.

Quick Hits

  • Jamie Phillips has made 110 saves on 116 shots in his last three games.
  • Buddy Robinson has recorded at least one shot in each of his last 45 games.
  • Attendance was announced at 3,350.

Quotable

Head Coach Pascal Vincent – “We are usually a pretty confident team offensively, but tonight, pucks weren’t on the tape when we should have made those passes and those plays. That would have resulted in scoring chances. That’s the way I saw it. Just one inch away. Then it builds some frustration in the game. Then you’re trying to do more when you should be doing a little bit less.”

Linked Up

Game Summary:  http://mbmoo.se/2o2Lc6K
Highlights and Post-Game Coverage: https://moosehockey.com/moosetv/
Photo Gallery: http://mbmoo.se/2F61D9z

What’s Next?
The Moose and Griffins play the finale of their season series on Saturday in a 7 p.m. matchup.  Tickets are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.