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Recap: Iowa 4 at Moose 2 - Manitoba Moose


Recap: Iowa 4 at Moose 2

By: Daniel Fink | Published: January 8th 2017

Iowa Wild (15-18-2-1) at Manitoba Moose (14-14-3-2)

Saturday, January 7, 2017 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Iowa Wild 1 1 2 4
Manitoba Moose 1 1 0 2


Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Iowa Wild 18 13 7 38
Manitoba Moose 8 14 8 30


Special Teams PP PK PIM
Iowa Wild 0/5 3/3 8
Manitoba Moose 0/3 5/5 12


Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Iowa Wild Steve Michalek 60:00 30 28
Manitoba Moose Ondrej Pavelec 58:16 37 34

Goal Summary

1 3:19 IA Zach Palmquist (2) Pat Cannone (13) Christoph Bertschy (7) ES 1-0 IA
1 11:46 MB JC Lipon (4) Julian Melchiori (4) Brandon Tanev (2) ES 1-1
2 5:02 MB Peter Stoykewych (3) Brenden Kichton (6) ES 2-1 MB
2 10:42 IA Alex Tuch (8) Teemu Pulkkinen (11) ES 2-2
3 1:26 IA Zack Mitchell (3) Teemu Pulkkinen (12) Pat Cannone (14) ES 3-2 IA
3 18:55 IA Mike Reilly (4) Teemu Pulkkinen (13) EN 4-2 IA

Game Story
The Manitoba Moose (14-14-3-2) and Iowa Wild (15-18-2-1) opened up their two-game weekend set at MTS Centre on Saturday.  It didn’t take long for the visitors to get on the board as Zach Palmquist found space and fired a snap-shot to the back of the Moose net.  That was the only blemish on Ondrej Pavelec’s record in the first as the Manitoba netminder stopped 17 of 18 shots in the opening frame.  The Moose rewarded their goaltender’s efforts with a tying goal midway through the period.  Julian Melchiori went for a skate, looping behind the Iowa net before centering to JC Lipon whose swipe at the puck popped it into the air, over Steve Michalek, and into the goal.  The 1-1 tie held to the second period.

The Moose grabbed their first lead in the second period.  Five minutes into the frame, Peter Stoykewych let a shot go that tipped an Iowa stick on its way to the twine for a 2-1 advantage.  The Wild found their tying goal ahead of the 11 minute mark.  Teemu Pulkkinen raced onto a loose puck and snapped it across to Alex Tuch who went to one knee, ripping a shot into the net.  The Moose penalty kill did its job, taking care of four Iowa powerplays in the period as the teams went to the third tied 2-2.

Iowa regained the lead with another early tally, 1:26 into the period.  Zack Mitchell gained the Moose zone before zipping a shot in off the post.  After some heavy pressure by Manitoba in the final minutes, the Wild sealed the deal when Mike Reilly floated a long shot down the ice and into the empty net giving Iowa a 4-2 victory.

Quick Hits

  • Brenden Kichton has assists in three straight games with three helpers over that span.
  • Ondrej Pavelec made 34 saves – his ninth 30 plus save performance.
  • Game attendance was announced at 5,492.

Head Coach Pascal Vincent – “That’s a team that’s shooting a lot of pucks, from different angles. I felt in the third period we were winning more battles. We got the puck out a bit better and we pressured their (defence), and when we do that we’re a tough team to play against. But it starts with good decisions in neutral zone.”

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Game Summary: http://mbmoo.se/2iVwrkN
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What’s Next?
The Manitoba Moose close out their six game home stand Sunday afternoon when they battle the Iowa Wild for the final time this season in a 2:00 p.m. CT puck drop.  It’s Beat the Winter Blues Day at MTS Centre.  The first 3,000 through the doors will receive a Manitoba Moose beach towel as part of the tropical festivities.  Tickets are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.