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Recap: Iowa 3 at Moose 1 - Manitoba Moose


Recap: Iowa 3 at Moose 1

By: Daniel Fink | Published: November 23rd 2016

Iowa Wild (8-10-0-1) at Manitoba Moose (7-7-1-1)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

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


Shots By Period 1 2 3 F
Iowa Wild 10 12 12 34
Manitoba Moose 12 8 8 28


Special Teams PP PK PIM
Iowa Wild 0/2 3/3 6
Manitoba Moose 0/3 2/2 4


Goaltender Summary Goaltender MIN SA SV
Iowa Wild Alex Stalock 60:00 28 27
Manitoba Moose Eric Comrie 58:42 33 31

Goal Summary

1 0:48 IA Teemu Pulkkinen (5) Jordan Schroeder (8) Hunter Warner (2) ES 1-0 IA
1 4:57 IA Nick Saracino (1) Kurtis Gabriel (1) Adam Gilmour (4) ES 2-0 IA
1 19:07 MB Jimmy Lodge (3) Dan DeSalvo (3) Julian Melchiori (4) ES 2-1 IA
3 19:11 IA Grayson Downing (3) Jeff Hoggan (2) Hunter Warner (3) EN 3-2 IA

Game Story
Unlike Tuesday night, the Manitoba Moose (7-7-1-1) and Iowa Wild (8-10-0-1) didn’t wait over 60 minutes to turn on the red light.  After the Iowa forecheck created a turnover, Teemu Pulkkinen was able to bank the puck into the Moose net just 48 seconds into the contest.  Iowa added to its lead off the skate of Nick Saracino when Kurtis Gabriel centered the puck and it redirected into the net at 4:57.  The play was briefly reviewed, but called a good goal.  The score stuck that way until the final minute of the period.  Jimmy Lodge knocked in a Dan DeSalvo rebound for his third of the year and brought the score to 2-1 Iowa after twenty.

The second frame took on a similar cast to Tuesday’s matchup with both teams unable to beat the goaltenders.  Eric Comrie foiled all 12 Iowa shots while Alex Stalock faced eight Moose attempts.  Manitoba had the only powerplay of the period, but couldn’t find a way past the Wild penalty kill.  With the scoreless period, Iowa carried their 2-1 advantage to the third.

The defensive struggle continued into the final period where chances were tough to come by.  Comrie kept the Moose within striking distance, adding another 12 saves to his total of 31 on the night.  Manitoba was granted a late opportunity on the powerplay due to an Iowa ‘too many men’ penalty.  Despite a few chances over the two minutes, the Moose couldn’t generate a tying goal.  With Comrie on the bench for the extra attacker, Grayson Downing scored into the empty net to end the game at a 3-1 score.

Quick Hits

  • Jimmy Lodge tied his career high, scoring his third goal of the season.
  • Dan DeSalvo has six points (3G, 3A) in six games since signing a PTO with the Moose.
  • Eric Comrie posted a 0.956 save percentage over the two games against Iowa.
  • Game attendance was announced at 4,517.

Head Coach Pascal Vincent - “It was an average game overall.  I felt we looked like we were fatigued a little bit and we could see it as the game went on.  We spent a lot of energy yesterday… I think we’ve got to shoot the puck more.”

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What’s Next?
The Moose have a couple of days before they return to game action on the road.  They start a three game swing in Milwaukee on Saturday in a 6 p.m. CT puck drop.  Tune in to the game starting 15 minutes before puck drop at moosehockey.com/listenlive and TSN 1290.