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Recap: Moose 2 at Texas 3

By: Colin Peterson | Published: March 27th 2019

Manitoba Moose (33-28-4-2) at Texas Stars (33-29-4-3)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Austin, Tex.

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 0 1 1 2
Texas Stars 1 0 2 3

 

Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Manitoba Moose 7 14 6 27
Texas Stars 12 10 10 32

 

Special Teams PP PK PIM
Manitoba Moose 0/1 1/1 4
Texas Stars 0/1 1/1 4

 

Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Manitoba Moose Mikhail Berdin 58:05 32 29
Texas Stars Landon Bow 60:00 27 25

 

Goal Summary

P TIME TEAM GOAL ASSIST ASSIST STR SCORE
1 8:05 TEX J. Hanley (7) N. Caamano (12) C. Markinson (15) ES 1-0 TEX
2 7:30 MB M. Dano (12) C. Schilling (20) N. Nogier (8) ES 1-1
3 5:14 MB S. Griffith (13) J. Harkins (13) F. Girard (11) ES 2-1 MB
3 8:46 TEX M. Mersch (21) ES 2-2
3 9:20 TEX D. Heatherington (2) E. Condra (33) ES 3-2 TEX

 

Game Story

The Manitoba Moose (33-28-4-2) three-game win streak ended Wednesday night at the H-E-B Center against the Texas Stars (33-29-4-3). Texas opened the scoring at 8:05 of the first when Joel Hanley picked up a stray pass and squeezed it through Mikhail Berdin’s pads with a backhand. Texas nearly doubled their lead five minutes later, when the Stars’ forecheck stole a puck from Berdin behind the net and sent it out front. The Moose rookie goaltender recovered spectacularly, gloving the puck down and securing a stoppage. After 20 minutes, the Stars led Manitoba 1-0 on the scoreboard and 12-7 on the shot clock.

Texas started the second quickly, outshooting the Moose 4-0 in the first four minutes of the middle frame. Manitoba bounced back, tying the game at 7:30 of the second when Marko Dano found space in the neutral zone, walked in, and snuck one five-hole on Bow. The Moose kept pressure on Texas, utilizing a late power play to outshoot the Stars 14-10 in the period, but couldn’t find their first lead of the night.

That lead came 5:14 into the final frame, when Jansen Harkins corralled a bouncing puck before finding Seth Griffith on the backside, waiting to tap it home. The lead was short-lived, however, as coincidental minors gave way to 4-on-4 action. Texas took advantage of the extra space, and at 8:46 of the third, Michael Mersch rifled home his 21st of the season, unassisted. Just 34 seconds later Eric Condra sprung Dillon Heatherington on a breakaway. Heatherington put the Stars ahead for good, despite some late pressure from the Moose. Berdin made 29 stops in the 3-2 loss.

Quick Hits

  • Marko Dano scored on Texas for the third-straight meeting, and totalled nine points (5G, 4A) in the season series.
  • Seth Griffith is on a three-game point streak (1G, 2A).
  • Berdin has faced 32 or more shots in his last five starts (3-2-1).

What’s Next?

The Moose wrap up the road trip with back-to-back games against San Antonio on Friday and Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on moosehockey.com/listenlive, the Moose App and streaming live on AHLTV. Additionally, Friday’s 7:30 p.m. CT puck drop will be available on TSN 1290.