WINNIPEG, MB. - The Manitoba Moose and Milwaukee Admirals wrapped up their back-to-back set at Bell MTS Place on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors opened the scoring before the game was four minutes old. The Admirals broke in on a two-on-one with Harry Zolnierczyk setting up Tyler Kelleher with a perfect saucer pass. The early tally stood up as the only marker in the frame despite the teams combining for 24 shots in the period.
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Manitoba wasted no time in the second period, tying the game just 2:15 into the middle frame. Jansen Harkins feathered a pass to the front of the net for JC Lipon to tap to the back of the goal. The Moose immediately found themselves on the penalty kill, but another two-on-one put the home-side in front. Buddy Robinson stretched out a pass for Patrice Cormier who roofed the puck for his second shorthanded goal of the season. Manitoba added its third goal of the period at 14:26 courtesy of a Mike Sgarbossa wraparound that deflected into the net off a defender’s skate for a 3-1 Moose lead after two periods.
The barrage continued in the third as the Moose poured in three more goals. Manitoba cashed in on an early power play when Cameron Schilling’s point shot was deflected by Brendan Lemieux for the team’s fourth goal. Cormier potted his second of the afternoon set up by a no-look backhand pass from Robinson to give Manitoba a 5-1 advantage 7:53 into the period. Chase De Leo tacked on one more with just over nine minutes remaining and Jamie Phillips finished the game with 32 saves in a 6-1 victory.
- Chase De Leo matched his single game career high with three points (1G, 2A).
- Patrice Cormier registered his first multi-goal game of the season.
- The Moose have scored three or more goals in a single period in four of their last five games.
- Kirill Gotovets as an assist in each of his past two games.
- Attendance was announced at 8,257.
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File photo - James Carey Lauder