Recap: Manitoba 2 vs. Stockton 3 – OTBy: Jennifer Redenbach | Published: March 10th 2021
- Skyler McKenzie and Jeff Malott recorded a goal each for Manitoba.
- The Moose killed off all four of Stockton’s power play opportunities.
- Emilio Pettersen (1G, 1A) and Matthew Phillips (2A) paced Stockton with two points each.
- Phillips recorded the game-winning tally 1:09 into overtime.
The Manitoba Moose (6-6-2-0) were on the losing end of a 3-2 overtime decision against the Stockton Heat (7-2-0-0) on Wednesday night at Bell MTS Place. The Moose killed off two early penalties to keep the game scoreless. With 6:03 remaining in the first period, Stockton struck first as Alex Petrovic’s shot deflected off Emilio Pettersen and into Manitoba’s net. With just 33 seconds remaining in the first frame, Cole Perfetti entered Stockton’s zone and found Skyler McKenzie who battled his way through the middle and ripped a shot past Heat goaltender Artyom Zagidulin making the score 1-1.
Just 14 seconds into the second period, Jeff Malott flipped a puck on his backhand that trickled past Zagidulin to earn the 2-1 lead for the Moose. Manitoba outshot the Heat by a 14-2 count during the second period, but Zagidulin kept the hosts from adding to the advantage.
At 5:14 of the third period, Matthew Phillips capitalized on a two-on-one opportunity and tied the game 2-2. The Moose held the Stockton to only eight shots in the third frame and neither club was able to find the go-ahead goal in regulation. At 1:09 of extra time, Phillips collected a loose puck and secured Stockton’s 3-2 overtime victory.
- Jeff Malott is currently on a three-game goal streak (4G).
- With his power play goal tonight, all four of Skyler McKenzie’s points (2G, 2A) during the 2020-21 season been recorded on a man advantage.
- David Gustafsson is currently on a three-game assist streak (4A).
- Declan Chisholm is currently on a three-game assist streak (3A).
- Ville Heinola is currently on a two-game assist streak (3A).
Head Coach Pascal Vincent on Jeff Malott (Click for full interview)
“His one-on-one battles and his puck protection has been really good. He gets the puck and gets to the net. Now we’re getting to know him a little bit more so we’ll see what he brings for the rest of the season but so far he’s taking advantage of an opportunity.”
Moose forward Jeff Malott (Click for full interview)
“Our second period was obviously pretty solid, it’s just a matter of us starting the game like that. It’s hard when you’re outshot in that same sense early in the first period. I think if we start games like we played in the second we’ll have a lot more success.”
The Moose take on the Stockton Heat on Thursday night at Bell MTS Iceplex. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. The game is available on MooseHockey.com/LISTENLIVE, CJOB.com/sports and AHLTV.com. The broadcast starts at 5:45 p.m.