WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Moose stayed on the winning track on Saturday afternoon.
The Moose won their second straight game with a 2-0 shutout win over the Chicago Wolves at Bell MTS Place.
After a scoreless first period Cam Maclise and Francis Beauvillier scored second period goals to propel the Moose to the victory over their central division rivals.
“All over the ice, whether it was on the forecheck or in our zone, I thought we were quick, we were sharp and that’s the difference. No goals against, you’re going to win when that happens for you.”
Both teams finished the game 0-for-3 with the man advantage. Manitoba outshot Chicago 39-33.
“Managed the game and played strong defensively.” Moose forward Mason Appleton said. “Made the right reads and jumped when we needed to so that’s why we got the win tonight.”
Prior to their back to back wins the Moose had lost six of their previous seven games.
“I thought the guys played really well tonight. head coach Pascal Vincent said. “Tonight was a full team effort and that’s what we’ve been talking about.”
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Making his first start in goal since February 7, goalie Eric Comrie made 33 stops for his second shutout of the season.
“The team played really well, I thought.” Comrie said. “I thought the team played really solid tonight. We really made it easy for myself. I just was controlling rebounds and they were keeping shots to the outside so it made for a simple strategy.”
The Moose have taken nine of a possible 10 points from the Wolves in their five meetings so far this season. The win gives the division leading Moose a 13 point lead on the second place Wolves in the central division standings.
The announced attendance was 6,988.
The rematch is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday at Bell MTS Place as the Moose continue their eight game homestand.
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