Moose Downed by Chicago 4-2
The Manitoba Moose (13-13-0-0) were defeated 4-2 by the Chicago Wolves (11-14-2-0) on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place.
Midway through the first period, Kristian Reichel sent a beautiful wrist shot to the net that got past Wolves goaltender Oscar Dansk to give the Moose the 1-0 advantage. With just over one minute remaining in the first, Jermaine Loewen scored for the Wolves and collected his first AHL goal to tie the game 1-1. To close out the first frame, Dylan Coghlan gave Chicago the 2-1 lead.
With five minutes gone in the second period, Seth Griffith saw the best opportunity for the Moose on the breakaway however Dansk made a pad save to keep the game 2-1. At 6:50 into the second, Reid Duke scored for the Wolves improving their lead to 3-1.
The Moose maintained control of the puck in third frame and did not allow a shot on goal for the first 15:02 of the period. With 4:07 left in the game, Lucas Elvenes notched a tally for the Wolves to make the score 4-1. With less than three minutes to go, Cameron Schilling sent a shot from the blueline which JC Lipon spotted and tipped into the Wolves net to get the Moose within two. Despite Manitoba's late offensive push, Chicago held on to the 4-2 victory.
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The Moose hit the road again to take on the Texas Stars on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on TSN 1290 and moosehockey.com/listenlive.
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