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Recap: Manitoba 1 at Grand Rapids 4 - Manitoba Moose


Recap: Manitoba 1 at Grand Rapids 4

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: February 8th 2017

Manitoba Moose (18-23-3-2) at Grand Rapids Griffins (30-13-1-2)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids MI

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 1 0 0 1
Grand Rapids 0 2 2 4


Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 7 6 10 23
Grand Rapids 10 11 16 37


Special Teams PP PK PIM
Manitoba Moose 0/2 4/6 14
Grand Rapids 2/6 2/2 6


Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Manitoba Moose Eric Comrie 60:00 37 33
Grand Rapids Eddie Pasquale 10:53 6 6
Grand Rapids Jimmy Howard 49:07 17 16

Goal Summary

1 3:46 MB Scott Kosmachuk (7) Brandon Tanev (3) ES 1-0 MB
2 2:26 GR Martin Frk (15) Matt Lorito (24) Tomas Nosek (21) PP 1-1
2 15:44 GR Eric Tangradi (6) Ben Street (22) Mitch Callahan (19) ES 2-1 GR
3 2:39 GR Martin Frk (16) Ben Street (23) Matt Lorito (25) PP 3-1 GR
3 11:39 GR Tyler Bertuzzi (6) Evgeny Svechnikov (14) ES 4-1 GR

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (18-23-3-2) opened a six-game road trip at the Van Andel Arena tonight as they visited the Grand Rapids Griffins (30-13-1-2). Manitoba got the scoring started early in the game at 3:36 when Brandon Tanev skated a puck down the left side and found Scott Kosmachuk in the high slot who fired a wrister past Jimmy Howard to give Manitoba a 1-0 lead. Both teams had a powerplay but the penalty kill units were able to shut to door. Moose netminder Eric Comrie made 10 saves in the opening frame.

Grand Rapids pulled even with the Moose as the Griffins’ number one ranked powerplay went to work. Martin Frk got the home side on the board 2:26 into the middle frame when his quick shot found it’s way past Comrie. Matt Lorito and Tomas Nosek drew the assists. The Griffins took the lead later on in the period at 15:44 when former Winnipeg Jets forward, Eric Tangradi spun around in the high slot and found twine for his sixth of the season. Scott Kosmachuk led Manitoba with three shots through 40 minutes of play.

Just like they did in the second, Grand Rapids struck on the man advantage to start the third. Martin Frk potted his second of the game wiring home a one-timer from the top of the left circle to give the Griffins a 3-1 lead. Grand Rapids scored again at 11:13 in the third when youngster Tyler Bertuzzi got a shot through an outstretched Comrie. Manitoba pushed late in the game to get on the score sheet but the first place Griffins shut down Manitoba’s offense in the dying minutes, hanging on to pick up a 4-1 win.

Quick Hits

  • Brandon Tanev had an assist in his return to the AHL. He now has four points (1G, 3A) in seven AHL games.
  • Eric Comrie made 33 saves. Comrie has 30 plus saves in his last four starts.
  • In addition to his goal, Scott Kosmachuk led Manitoba with five shots on net.
  • Tonight’s attendance was announced at 6,106.

What’s Next?
The Moose move on to Cleveland for a weekend set with the Monsters beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. CT. You can listen to all Manitoba Moose road games at mooshockey.com/listenlive. Make sure to tune in 15 minutes before puck drop to hear the pre-game show with Mitch Peacock for all the latest Moose news.

Photos courtesy: Sam Iannamico