Wild edge Moose 4-3

Sunday, 04 March 2018 22:41 Written by  Published in Game Stories Read 333 times
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Zack Mitchell scored once and added an assist as the Iowa Wild edged the Manitoba Moose 4-3 Sunday afternoon.

Zach Palmquist, Pat Cannone,Ryan White and Zack Mitchell tallied for the Wild.

Carson Soucy had a pair of assists for Iowa, who moved to 27-17-8-4.

Steve Michalek turned aside 35 shots to pick up the win for the Wild.

Iowa took three of a possible four points in the weekend series after losing the first game in overtime.

Peter Stoykewych, Sami Niku and Buddy Robinsion scored for the Moose.

Eric Comrie stopped 24 shots for Manitoba, who dipped to 35-16-4-3.

Peter Stoykewych got the Moose on the board first 2:33 into the opening period, floating a wrister past Iowa goaltender Steve Michalek from the point.

Brody Sutter hit Stoykewych with a pass from the corner which he promptly got on net to count his 7th goal of the season.

Zach Palmquist evened the contest 44 seconds into a two-man advantage, one timing a feed from Zack Mitchell beating Moose netminder Eric Comrie low blocker side to make it 1-1.

Sami Niku put Manitoba ahead at 13:04 when J.C. Lipon got a puck back to him from the side of the Iowa goal following a centering attempt.

Niku shot the puck while on it's edge, beating Michalek with a high glove side shot to score his 11th of the season.

Pat Connone evened the contest at 5:22 of the second period when he slapped the puck past Comrie who didn't have control of the puck and the disc ended up in the net behind him.

The official lost sight of the puck but the play was reviewed but the goal was allowed to stand after replay clearly showed the puck had crossed the line before the whistle had been blown.

Ryan White gave Iowa the lead at 11:36 when he scooped up a rebound off a Carson Soucy shot from the point and slid a backhand into an open goal to make it 3-2.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Zack Mitchell gave the Wild a two-goal lead 3:28 into the third period when he skirted the Moose blue line before defenceman Victor Loov sprung him, hitting Mitchell with a breakaway pass.

Mitchell deked to the forehand before firing the disc past Comrie to make it 4-2.

Buddy Robinson pulled the Moose to within a goal 8 seconds into a power play, poking a puck past Michalek to make it 4-3 at 4:52.

The goal was his 23rd of the season.



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Philip Paul-Martin

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