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Recap: Moose 3 at Texas 4 - Manitoba Moose


Recap: Moose 3 at Texas 4

By: Daniel Fink | Published: January 18th 2017


Manitoba Moose (15-18-3-2) at Texas Stars (19-15-1-2)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – H-E-B Center, Cedar Park, TX

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 1 1 1 3
Texas Stars 1 1 2 4


Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 9 10 7 26
Texas Stars 9 11 10 30


Special Teams PP PK PIM
Manitoba Moose 1/2 1/2 8
Texas Stars 1/2 1/2 6


Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Manitoba Moose Eric Comrie 58:22 30 26
Texas Stars Landon Bow 58:22 26 23

Goal Summary

1 9:27 MB Quinton Howden (9) SH 1-0 MB
1 10:48 TEX Gemel Smith (7) Remi Elie (13) Denis Gurianov (11) PP 1-1
2 12:02 MB Brendan Lemieux (6) Chase De Leo (11) Brenden Kichton (8) PP 2-1 MB
2 15:42 TEX Julius Honka (5) Matej Stransky (12) Ludwig Bystrom (8) ES 2-2
3 2:41 TEX Jason Dickinson (6) Caleb Herbert (4) Ethan Werek (5) ES 3-2 TEX
3 12:57 TEX Denis Gurianov (6) ES 4-2 TEX
3 16:58 MB Kyle Connor (5) Brenden Kichton (9) Peter Stoykewych (9) ES 4-3 TEX

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (15-18-3-2) opened up a six-game road swing against the Texas Stars (19-15-1-2).  All the scoring in the first period came on one Texas powerplay.  With Peter Stoykewych in the box, Quinton Howden stole the puck, raced in alone and potted his ninth goal of the season to open the scoring.  With just two seconds left on the powerplay, Gemel Smith dove to knock in Remi Elie’s rebound to tie the game 1-1.  Eric Comrie and Landon Bow each made eight stops in the opening period.

Special teams checked in again as the Moose pulled back in front 12 minutes into the second.  With Manitoba on the powerplay, Brenden Kichton set the table for Chase De Leo whose shot was redirected into the goal by Brendan Lemieux for the go-ahead marker.  Texas knotted things up with 4:18 to go in the frame.  Matej Stransky sent the puck from below the goal line out to Julius Honka at the point and the defenceman wired a slap shot past Comrie to leave the score 2-2 after the middle period.

Texas grabbed its first lead of the game 2:41 into the third.  On an odd-man rush, Caleb Herbert moved the puck to Jason Dickinson who snapped home the 3-2 marker.  The Stars added to their lead when Denis Gurianov used his speed to skate onto a loose puck and break away.  The 2015 first rounder made a move while cutting across the crease to slide the puck five-hole for the 4-2 lead.  The Moose weren’t about to go quietly as, with Comrie having just slipped to the bench, Kyle Connor fired a shot to the back of the net to bring Manitoba within one.  Despite the late push, the Moose couldn’t tie the game as the Stars came away the 4-3 winners.

Quick Hits

  • Quinton Howden’s shorthanded goal was his third of the season.
  • Brenden Kichton notched his first multi-point (2A) game of the season.
  • Game attendance was announced at 4,313.

What’s Next?
The Moose continue their swing in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT.  Tune in to all the action on the road on TSN 1290 and moosehockey.com/listenlive beginning 15 minutes before puck drop.

Photo Credit: Andy Nietupski