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Second period leads Admirals over Moose - Manitoba Moose


Second period leads Admirals over Moose

By: CK Nakhwal | Published: April 6th 2016


The second period would prove costly for the Moose on Wednesday night at the MTS Centre as they hosted division rivals, the Milwaukee Admirals.

The Moose held their own in the first 20 minutes against the top team in the AHL’s Central Division and scored the game’s opening goal off the stick of Andrew MacWilliam.

MacWilliam’s goal was his first of the season and first in a Moose jersey.

He has at least one point in back-to-back games and now has one goal and four assists in his last seven games. The defensive-defenceman also now has a career high 13 points this season.

In the second period, the Moose took their foot off the gas and Milwaukee outshot Manitoba 18-9 in the period which led to three unanswered goals.

In the third period, the Moose once again showed their resiliency as Darren Kramer added his seventh goal of the season but that was as close as they got as the Admirals won the game 5-2.

Milwaukee’s Pontus Aberg was once again the story for the visitors as he had two goals and an assist for a three point game. He had one goal the previous night against Manitoba and he is currently on a six game point streak. In his last 10 games he has six goals and seven assists for 13 points.

Manitoba’s Dan DeSalvo extended his point streak to four games with a pair of assists. In 13 games with the Moose he now has three goals and seven assists for ten points.

Earlier in the day he was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team. He was the Tulsa Oilers leading scorer with 16 goals and 35 assists for 51 points in 55 games prior to signing a professional tryout agreement with the Moose on Mar. 9.

Eric Comrie made 32 saves for the Moose. He currently sits fourth among all AHL goaltenders with 1,272 saves this season.

Manitoba finishes the season series against the Admirals with a 4-3-0-1 record.

The Moose will host the Rockford IceHogs in their final home series of the season beginning on Saturday, Apr. 9 at the MTS Centre at 2 p.m.