Wolves swarm Moose but Manitoba holds on for 3-2 win

Posted by Peter Siamandas in AHL,Manitoba Moose on November 15, 2017 — No Comments

(1) Game Summary

After a successful road trip which saw the Moose (8-5-1-1), win 4 of 6 games, the team returned home to take on a  division rival, the Chicago Wolves (4-7-1-0). While most AHL teams represent just one NHL club, the Wolves are unique, they take in players from both the Vegas Golden Knights, and the St. Louis Blues.

First Period

Just 1:16 into the game, a defensive breakdown (which began in the neutral zone with Julian Melchiori) led to a 2-on-1 against; Sami Niku was unable to stop the pass across, and Stefan Matteau ended up in the danger zone, all alone and beat Michael Hutchinson with a slick backhand deke. With just 3:14 left in the first, J.C Lipon entered the zone on a seemingly harmless play, but with Peter Stoykewych crashing the net, the shot caromed off of him and found its way in.

Second Period

2:40 into the period, Brendan Lemieux came down the left wing and ripped a wrist shot, bar-down from the faceoff dot. Michael Hutchinson made several great saves, including a huge right-pad save partway through to keep the Moose up by 1. But with 4:37 left in the second, Stefan Matteau scored his second goal of the game on a one-timer from the top of the circle which squeeked right through Hutchinson.

Third Period

3:22 in, Cam Schilling took a wrister from the point and Mason Appleton deflected it in from the slot to give the Moose a 3-2 lead. The Moose relied on Hutchinson from there on in, as he stood on his head, stopping all 16 Wolves shots in the third.

(2) Lineup

F

Petan-Cormier-Roslovic
Lemieux-Sgarbossa-Robinson
Appleton-De Leo-Lipon
Harkins-SutterSpacek

Scratches: Beauvillier, MacLise, Kramer

D

Schilling-Poolman
Melchiori-Stoykewych
Niku-Gotovets

Scratches: Kulevich, Beaudoin, Nogier (LTIR)

G

Hutchinson (starter)
Comrie

(3) Game Summary

Scoring Summary Link

(4) Player Stats

Brendan Lemieux – 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 high-danger chance, 1 post, 2 shot attempts, 1 shot
Mason Appleton – 1 goal, 1 high-danger chance, 6 shot attempts, 5 shots, 1 takeaway
Michael Hutchinson – 42 saves on 44 shots, including over 10 high-danger chances denied
Jack Roslovic – 5 high-danger chances,  7 shot attempts, 5 shots, 1 takeaway
Nic Petan – 3 shot attempts, 2 shots, 2 high-danger chances created
Tucker Poolman – 1 high-danger chance, 1 high-danger chance created, 2 shots
Sami Niku – 4 shot attempts, 1 shot, 1 high-danger chance created

(5) Audio

Brendan Lemieux

Coach Vincent

(6) Next Game Action

7 pm Friday night (Nov. 17), against the Chicago Wolves.