Moose edge Wild 3-2 to snap two-game losing skid

Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:37 Written by  Published in Game Stories Read 674 times
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Peter Stoykewych had a goal and an assist to pace the Manitoba Moose to a 3-2 win over the Iowa Wild Sunday afternoon.

His points came in the first six minutes of play as the Moose fired a pair of power play goals to take control of the game.

Buddy Robinson and Francois Beauvillier also tallied for the Moose, who snapped a two-game losing skid with the win (26-8-3-2).

Eric Comrie turned aside 18 shots for Manitoba to earn his 11th win of the season.

Sams Anas and Zack Mitchell scored for the Wild, who dropped to 17-13-6-3 on the season.

Niklas Svedberg took the loss for Iowa, stopping 33 shots.

The Moose struck early on the power play when Buddy Robinson tipped a Peter Stoykewych shot past Iowa goaltender Niklas Svedberg 1:18 into the opening period.

The goal was his 18th of the season.

Peter Stoykewych scored four seconds into the second Moose power play of the afternoon when the Manitoba defenceman stepped into a partner pass from Tucker Poolman and beat Svedberg high glove side with his one timer.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

Sam Anas cut the lead in half on the power play when he potted a rebound off the crossbar into a wide open net with 45 seconds remaining in the first period to make it 2-1.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

The Moose restored their two-goal cushion 4:42 into the sceond period when Francis Beauvillier snapped a high wrister past Svedberg when Michael Spacek hit him with a crisp pass as Beauvillier drove the net hard.

The tally was his 1st of the season.

Zach Mitchell scored on a breakaway at 16:28 of the second period to pull Iowa to within a goal. Christoph Bertschy sent Mitchell alone when he caught the Wild forward breaking through the neutral zone with speed, hitting him with a short pass.

Mitchell broke in and beat Comrie with a low blocker side shot to make it 3-2.

The tally was his 6th of the season.



NOTES-The Winnipeg Jets sent forwards Jack Roslovic, Brendan Lemieux and goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Moose Sunday morning.

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