Moose sweep Bulldogs, 3-2
The Manitoba Moose swept the Hamilton Bulldogs with a 3-2 victory in the only Sunday afternoon matchup at the MTS Centre this season. Jason Krog scored his team leading 29th goal, Travis Ramsey notched his second and Jason Jaffray netted the game-winner. Goaltender Cory Schneider continued his hot streak with an almost flawless performance stopping 44 of 46 shots for his 28th victory this season.
An early hooking penalty to Hamilton's Yannick Weber put the Moose on the powerplay a mere 51 seconds into the match-up. Manitoba was only able to test Marc Denis once on the man-advantage before play returned to five-on-five.
At 3:35 Hamilton opened the scoring when Brock Trotter beat Cory Schneider by firing the puck over his left pad to claim the first lead of the game.
Hamilton's powerplay unit made their first appearance at 5:09, thanks to a charging penalty handed out to Alexandre Bolduc. Manitoba penalty killers, fourth in the league, denied all opposing opportunities and didn't even allow the visitors to fire a shot on net during the two-minutes.
Midway through the game, Mike Glumac's delay of game call gave the Moose their second powerplay opportunity. With seconds left, Matt Pope's backhanded attempt was stopped by Denis, but Jason Krog caught the rebound and redirected it into the net to knot the game at one.
Templers flared between tough-guy Guillaume Desbiens and Alex Henry in front of the penalty boxes. After several minutes of back and forth hits, both players were penalized with five-minute fighting majors with an additional two-minute roughing minor to Henry.
5:31 into the third period, the Moose claimed the lead. Poised at the point, Travis Ramsey slapped the puck through the traffic and into the net, 2-1.
The Moose extended their lead even further when Jason Jaffray flew down the left side of the ice and smacked the puck top shelf on Denis for a 3-1 tally.
At 18:12, the Bulldogs earned their fifth powerplay and inched closer with a goal courtesy of Ben Maxwell. In the dying minutes, the Bulldogs fought to tie the game but the Moose stood strong and walked away with a 3-2 victory over Hamilton.
• Discuss this story on the American Hockey League message board...
American Hockey League Stories from March 29, 2009
- Hogs pick up big win - Rockford IceHogs
- Houston Aeros fall 2-1 in Rockford, remain second in West Division - Houston Aeros
- Chops gain a point, but edged in a shootout by Flames on Sunday - Iowa Chops
- Curry sets single season win mark in 1-0 shootout against Hershey - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- Phantoms gain rapidly Senators - Adirondack Phantoms
- Flames top Chops in shootout - Abbotsford Heat
- Admirals Secure West Division Title - Milwaukee Admirals
- Sharks bite Bruins 4-2 - Worcester Sharks
- Eberle Scores First Pro Goal - Springfield Falcons
- Griffins Drop Second Straight to Phantoms, 4-1 - Grand Rapids Griffins
- Penguins clinch seventh straight postseason appearance - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- Hartford Wolf Pack Transaction Update - Connecticut Whale
- Filatov Helps Propel Crunch Past Toronto - Syracuse Crunch
- Devils Strike Early To Beat Sound Tigers, 5-3 - Albany Devils
- Minnesota Wild recalls Kolanos, Khudobin; Aeros sign Henderson - Houston Aeros
- P-Bruins Fall To Sharks 4-2 - Providence Bruins
- Three goals from Sound Tiger defensemen not enough at Lowell beats Sound Tigers 5-3 - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Kennedy Scores Late as Pirates Win 4-3 Over Falcons - Portland Pirates
- Bulldogs fall to Moose, 3-2 - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Moose sweep Bulldogs, 3-2 - Manitoba Moose
- Dallas Recalls Dan Jancevski From Hamilton - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Admirals fall to Chops in Shoot-out - Milwaukee Admirals
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Manitoba Moose Stories
- Claude Noel Named Head Coach of Winnipeg NHL Team
- TNSE Launches "Drive to 13,000" to Secure NHL Franchise in Winnipeg
- Canucks Recall Chris Tanev, Eddie Lack, Sergei Shirokov, Aaron Volpatti and Alex Bolduc
- Moose Eliminated by Bulldogs in Triple Overtime
- Moose Won't Back Down