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Recap: San Jose 4 at Manitoba 1 - Manitoba Moose


Recap: San Jose 4 at Manitoba 1

By: Daniel Fink | Published: February 3rd 2017

San Jose Barracuda (23-11-1-3) at Manitoba Moose (18-21-3-2)

Friday, February 3, 2017 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
San Jose Barracuda 1 1 2 4
Manitoba Moose 1 0 0 1


Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
San Jose Barracuda 9 14 17 40
Manitoba Moose 8 6 12 26


Special Teams PP PK PIM
San Jose Barracuda 3/3 2/2 4
Manitoba Moose 0/2 3/3 6


Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
San Jose Barracuda Troy Grosenick 60:00 26 25
Manitoba Moose Eric Comrie 60:00 40 36

Goal Summary

1 12:09 SJ Nikolay Goldobin (11) Marcus Sorensen (13) ES 1-0 SJ
1 12:52 MB Quinton Howden (10) Patrice Cormier (4) Brian Strait (6) ES 1-1
2 17:21 SJ Barclay Goodrow (15) Patrick McNally (7) Mirco Mueller (10) PP 2-1 SJ
3 13:11 SJ John McCarthy (8) Patrick McNally (8) Nikita Jevpalovs (4) PP 3-1 SJ
3 15:53 SJ John McCarthy (9) Barclay Goodrow (8) Nikita Jevpalovs (5) PP 4-1 SJ

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (18-21-3-2) hit the ice at MTS Centre for the first time in almost three weeks as they hosted the San Jose Barracuda (23-11-1-3) on Polar Bear Jersey Night (photo gallery).  The teams got off to a quick start with a fast-paced first period.  2016 All-Star Eric Comrie and 2017 All-Star Troy Grosenick were in fine form between the pipes turning aside eight and nine shots respectively.  As good as the tenders were, both teams managed a goal.  Nikolay Goldobin opened the scoring for San Jose, holding off a diving Moose defender and making a move to the backhand to beat Comrie.  Just 43 seconds later, Quinton Howden redirected a Patrice Cormier shot to the twine, leaving the game tied 1-1 at the break.

The quick pace continued into the second period.  The Moose put together a bundle of scoring chances, but couldn’t put one to the back of the net.  That came to bite the home-side as the Barracuda capitalized on a late powerplay.  Patrick McNally let a shot fly from the line that went into the goal off Barclay Goodrow with 2:39 left in the second.  That was the only puck to find its way past Comrie who made 13 stops in the period to keep the score to a 2-1 San Jose advantage.

The third saw the Moose nearly even the contest before San Jose was able to pull away.  With 6:49 left in the third, John McCarthy struck on the powerplay to give San Jose some breathing room.  Cormier nearly pulled the Moose back within one, but Grosenick made a brilliant stick save, diving back to rob the Moose captain.  It proved crucial as the Barracuda were able to ice the game with their third powerplay goal of the night, McCarthy’s second, to leave MTS Centre with a 4-1 win.

Quick Hits

  • Brian Strait played his 250th career AHL game.
  • Quinton Howden is now second on the Moose with 10 goals on the season.
  • Game attendance was announced at 4,791.

Head Coach Pascal Vincent – "We faced a pretty good team. Those guys, they're strong on the puck, and when you get scored on a penalty kill, you have to bounce back. We had some good chances, Cormier open net, that could have changed the momentum of the game, but their special teams were clicking tonight and we didn't take advantage."

Linked Up
Game Summary: http://mbmoo.se/2jJ88ri
Highlights and Post-Game Coverage:
Photo Gallery:

What’s Next?
The Moose and Barracuda tangle again Saturday night in a 7 p.m. puck drop at MTS Centre.  There will be a Post-Game Autograph Alley following the contest.  Tickets are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.