Recap: Moose 2 at Chicago 5By: Daniel Fink | Published: February 2nd 2019
Manitoba Moose (20-20-3-2) at Chicago Wolves (25-15-5-1)
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Allstate Arena, Chicago, Ill.
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||60:00||29||24|
|Chicago Wolves||Oscar Dansk||60:00||26||24|
|1||16:26||CHI||T. Hyka (10)||K. Kolesar (8)||T. Wong (4)||ES||1-0 CHI|
|1||18:14||MB||M. Dano (6)||S. Griffith (26)||T. Poolman (9)||PP||1-1|
|1||19:02||CHI||D. Carr (23)||G. Quinney (15)||B. Macek (25)||ES||2-1 CHI|
|2||5:23||MB||JC Lipon (8)||C.D. Beaudoin (4)||F. Girard (9)||SH||2-2|
|2||7:53||CHI||K. Kolesar (9)||Z. Whitecloud (16)||T. Wong (5)||ES||3-2 CHI|
|3||3:34||CHI||Z. Whitecloud (5)||B. Macek (26)||D. Carr (34)||ES||4-2 CHI|
|3||15:01||CHI||G. Quinney (13)||ES||5-2 CHI|
The Manitoba Moose (20-20-3-2) came up short in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Wolves (25-15-5-1) at Allstate Arena Saturday evening. The Wolves controlled the pace of play in the first, outshooting the Moose 14-6 in the opening period. Eric Comrie held back the tide until the late stages of the frame when Tomas Hyka slipped into the offensive zone and snapped a shot by the Moose goaltender with 3:34 left in the period. The Moose got back on even footing under two minutes later as Marko Dano tucked in a rebound off the back-wall for a power play goal. Daniel Carr restored the Chicago lead 48 seconds later, finding a loose puck in front and pushing it to the back of the net as the Wolves took a 2-1 lead to the break.
Manitoba tied the game on a strange shorthanded goal 5:23 into the second. JC Lipon fired the puck down the ice, it ricocheted off the back-wall and into the net off goaltender Oscar Dansk. The Wolves pushed back in front in short order when Keegan Kolesar snapped a shot in off the post 2:30 after the Lipon goal. The two tallies went down as the only goals of the period with the Moose facing a 3-2 deficit heading to the third.
Chicago quickly added some insurance to get the period started as Zach Whitecloud put his wrister in off the crossbar for a 4-2 Wolves lead. Chicago added another tally with five minutes to go when Gage Quinney’s centering feed redirected into the Moose net off a defender’s skate to leave the final score at 5-2 for the Wolves.
- Seth Griffith is on an 11-game assist/point streak with 15 points (1G, 14A) in that span.
- Tucker Poolman set a new career high with his 11th point (2G, 9A) of the season.
- JC Lipon’s shorthanded goal was his first since the 2015-16 season.
The Moose have a few days off game action before they take on the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday. Tune into the 6 p.m. CT matchup on TSN 1290, moosehockey.com, the Moose App or stream the game on AHLTV.