The Moose took the first game of this two-game series with the division leading Stars on Saturday as the game required overtime after the home side had built themselves a two goal lead.
Only change from the forward group came with Isaac Johnson coming out and Brayden Burke coming in. They also swapped netminders giving Oskari Salminen the start.
The day-to-day crew of Jansen Harkins, Cole Maier and Evan Polei remain out although sounds like they all could be back next week against the Marlies.
Limoges – Toninato – Boland
Malott – Bongiovanni – Reichel
Jones – Nikkanen – Torgersson
Nadri – Meireles – Burke
Chisholm – Gawanke
Sautner – Stewart
Lundmark – Bauer
First 3000 fans received one of these Jimmy Oligny bobbleheads ahead of the Moose and Stars game this afternoon. It was another good crowd with over 5000 in attendance.
When you’re hot, you’re hot. The Toninato, Limoges and Boland line is hot. And that trio opened the scoring courtesy of Dominic Toninato’s seventh goal of the season.
Pair of Jets prospects got the Moose a second goal 21 seconds after the first. Daniel Torgersson (2020 2nd) buried the rebound (his second straight game with a goal). That’s his fifth goal of the season. Assist from Henri Nikkanen (2019 4th) who used that big body in front.
Leon Gawanke let it rip from the point and the home side had a 3-0 lead not even at midpoint of the 1st period. His ninth goal of the season chases veteran netminder Anton Khudobin from the Stars net.
Just a week away from the 60th birthday of Winnipeg icon Dancing Gabe Langlois at the Moose game next Sunday.