After winning the three games to kick off this six-game homestand the Moose have lost the last two (once in overtime and once in regulation) and they come into tonight’s game wanting a victory against a Gulls team that beat them 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.
– The game began as well as Manitoba could have hoped with Ryan White scoring on the first shot;
– But then the good times continued as Logan Shaw scored on the 2nd shot to make it 2-0;
– That was it for Kevin Boyle as the Moose chase him from the net with Jeff Glass coming in;
– Moose had really good jump in their game in the opening period;
– They made it 3-0 when Cam Schilling buried a Ryan White rebound;
– All looked smooth for the home side but a Gulls power play got the visitors into this one;
– Eight seconds later a Chase De Leo rebound ended up in back of Moose net to make it 3-2;
– 1st period would end 3-2 for the Moose with the Gulls holding a 16-11 shot edge.
– Thought the Moose would come out strong to start the 2nd but it was the Gulls with the push;
– Moose had to kill off a 5 on 3 power play (for a full minute);
– Best chance for either team went to the Moose as Ryan White had a shorthanded breakaway chance;
– Kristian Vesalainen looked more comfortable and he rang a shot off the post in the middle frame;
– In the end neither side scored in 2nd, Gulls had an 11-8 shot edge (27-19 overall) but score was 3-2 Moose.
– At the midway point of the 3rd the Moose got sloppy and allowed a shorthanded goal to tie it up 3-3;
– Each team would have chances but this game would need OT.
– Kristian Vesalainen had a couple of big moves in OT, one which didn’t result in a goal and one that did;
For those complaining about the quality of the video on the Kristian Vesalainen OT winner here ya go. pic.twitter.com/59A3pY94uW
— Dave Minuk (@ICdave) March 20, 2019
– Moose earned the 4-3 OT victory.
The Moose continued their winning ways at home going 16-2-1-1 in the last 20 games as they improve to 31-27-4-2 on the season. They concluded this six-game homestand going 4-1-1-0.
4. Rockford 70 pts (64 games)
5. Texas 69 pts (65 games)
6. Manitoba 68 pts (64 games)
7. Milwaukee 67 pts (65 games)
8. San Antonio 61 pts (65 games)
Next Game Action:
The Moose head out for five games on the road starting with the Eagles in Colorado on Friday. Puck drop is at 8:05 pm.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.
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