RECAP: Milwaukee 2 at Moose 3By: Daniel Fink | Published: February 18th 2019
Manitoba Moose (25-22-3-2) vs. Milwaukee Admirals (23-21-9-1)
Monday, February 17, 2019 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Man.
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Milwaukee Admirals||Troy Grosenick||1:50||1||1|
|Milwaukee Admirals||Tom McCollum||57:34||25||23|
|Manitoba Moose||Mikhail Berdin||60:00||31||29|
|2||10:07||MB||N. Nogier (1)||M. Spacek (24)||ES||1-0 MB|
|2||10:59||MB||L. Shaw (21)||J. Harkins (9)||S. Griffith (31)||ES||2-0 MB|
|3||1:04||MIL||A. Carrier (3)||C. Blackwell (4)||A. Helewka (21)||ES||2-1 MB|
|3||18:38||MB||L. Shaw (22)||EN||3-1 MB|
|3||19:28||MIL||T. Gaudet (8)||M. Donovan (17)||A. Helewka (22)||ES||3-2 MB|
The Manitoba Moose (25-22-3-2) closed out their six-game homestand with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals (23-21-9-1) on Sunday afternoon at Bell MTS Place. After the teams combined for 11 goals in Sunday’s matchup, Monday’s rematch got off to a slower start with a scoreless first. Both clubs had a pair of chances on the power play, but couldn’t find a way past the netminders. Mikhail Berdin made six saves for the Moose in the frame.
The game remained scoreless until the midway point of the contest when the Moose broke things open with two goals scored 52 seconds apart. Nelson Nogier struck first at 10:07 when his point shot redirected in off a Milwaukee defender. Seconds later, the Moose cut through the Admirals on the rush as Seth Griffith and Jansen Harkins combined to set up Logan Shaw for a tap-in and a 2-0 lead. At the other end of the ice, Berdin turned away 12 shots to keep the Moose up by two heading to the third.
Milwaukee wasted no time in the third, cutting the lead in half as Alexandre Carrier scored 64 seconds into the period. The visitors kept up the pressure, but Berdin held the line, making 11 saves in the final stanza. With the Admirals goalie on the bench, the Moose caught a break when Milwaukee put the puck all the way down the ice and into their own empty net. Logan Shaw was credited with his second goal of the game for a 3-1 Moose lead. The insurance was needed as Milwaukee struck again with 32 seconds remaining, courtesy of Tyler Gaudet’s redirect. That was as close as the Admirals came as the Moose picked up the 3-2 win.
- Manitoba is 12-1-0-1 in its last 14 home games.
- Michael Spacek has points in four straight games with five points (2G, 3A) in that span.
- Attendance was announced at 7,324, with a combined 13,654 in the past two games.
- Both game-winning goals this weekend were empty net tallies.
- With their 18th home win, the Moose have their most wins at Bell MTS Place in a season since returning to Winnipeg in 2015.
Forward Logan Shaw – “These games with the bigger crowds, we really appreciate it and it goes a long way for us. The atmosphere in the rink, and our style of play, it really helps us out.”
Head Coach Pascal Vincent on scoring the quick goals – “It gives a lot of confidence to the fans and to the players on what we’re trying to do, and that’s the main thing. Playing for each other and respecting the plan.”
The Moose hit the road for a six-game road swing through Eastern Canada. The stretch opens up Wednesday morning in a 10 a.m. CT clash with the Toronto Marlies. Watch the game live on TSN2 or AHLTV. You can also listen on TSN1290, moosehockey.com or the Moose App.