Recap: Moose 5 at San Diego 1By: Daniel Fink | Published: November 29th 2018
Manitoba Moose (10-9-1-0) at San Diego (7-7-1-1)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif.
|San Diego Gulls||0||0||1||1|
|Shots By Period||1||2||3||F|
|San Diego Gulls||6||16||10||32|
|San Diego Gulls||0/4||1/4||27|
|Manitoba Moose||Eric Comrie||59:57||32||31|
|San Diego Gulls||Kevin Boyle||36:31||21||17|
|San Diego Gulls||Jared Coreau||23:29||3||2|
|1||17:46||MB||L. Shaw (6)||S. Griffith (8)||PP||1-0 MB|
|2||3:58||MB||L. Shaw (7)||M. Dano (1)||S. Griffith (9)||PP||2-0 MB|
|2||13:51||MB||L. Shaw (8)||M. Dano (2)||S. Griffith (10)||PP||3-0 MB|
|2||16:31||MB||P. Stoykewych (2)||C.J. Suess (4)||ES||4-0 MB|
|3||7:42||MB||E. Poirier (3)||M. Spacek (9)||ES||5-0 MB|
|3||19:42||SD||L. Schenn (1)||A. Dostie (2)||B. Thomson (3)||ES||5-1 MB|
The Manitoba Moose (10-9-1-0) got a hat trick from Logan Shaw to power a 5-1 win over the San Diego Gulls (7-7-1-1) in the clubs’ first meeting since 2016. Manitoba came out firing in the first period, outshooting San Diego by a 13-6 count in the opening frame. The Moose nearly started the scoring early on a couple of partial breakaways from Logan Stanley and Alexis D’Aoust, but Gulls netminder Kevin Boyle had the answer. Manitoba did eventually get things going with 2:14 left in the frame. Logan Shaw busted in off the right wing and slid the puck past Boyle for a power play marker to give Manitoba a 1-0 lead through one period of play.
Eric Comrie made sure the Moose stayed in front, turning away San Diego’s Sam Steel on a shorthanded breakaway just over three minutes into the second. That save proved important as later in the power play, Marko Dano set up Shaw for his second tally of the contest. Comrie took the spotlight from there, shutting down a bevy of San Diego chances, keeping the Moose in front by a pair. Shaw completed his natural hat trick with 6:09 to go in the period, flicking a Dano rebound past Boyle for another power play goal. Less than three minutes later, Peter Stoykewych slipped a wrister to the back of the net to push the Moose into the third with a 4-0 lead.
The Moose advantage grew by another tally 7:42 into the third period as Michael Spacek slid a perfect feed to Emile Poirier who pounded a one-timer to the back of the net. Comrie continued to stymie the Gulls, making nine saves in the period. Unfortunately for the Moose netminder, Luke Schenn broke up the shutout bid with just 18 seconds left in the contest. Comrie’s 31 saves on the night helped backstop the Moose to a 5-1 victory.
- With his 149th appearance, Eric Comrie becomes the franchise leader in career games played by a goaltender.
- Logan Shaw recorded his first AHL hat trick and second multi-goal game with the Moose.
- With two assists, Marko Dano recorded his first AHL points since Oct. 20, 2016.
- The win was Manitoba’s first victory in San Diego in three visits.