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Farm Report: Points in Four Straight

Home is where the points are for the Manitoba Moose, as they start their homestand 2-0-1.

Seth Griffith (39) of the Manitoba Moose nets the overtime winner on Monday, January 14, 2019 against the Milwaukee Admirals at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB.
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Manitoba Moose 2018-19
16-18-2-1 35 points, 8th in Central Division
Goals for per game: 2.49 (30th)
Goals against per game: 3.14 (18th)
Powerplay: 20-of-143, 14.0% (30th)
Penalty kill: 130-of-161, 80.7% (18th)

Top 3 Goals:
14 - Logan Shaw
8 - C.J. Suess
8 - Mason Appleton
8 - Jansen Harkins

Top 3 Assists:
20 - Michael Spacek
15 - Seth Griffith
11 - Shaw

Top 3 Points:
25 - Shaw
24 - Spacek
21 - Griffith

If the Manitoba Moose want any chance of making the post-season, now is the time to go on a run. Lurking near the bottom of the AHL standings, the Moose have a points percentage of .473 compared to the .563 of the eighth place Milwaukee Admirals.

The Moose are one game shy of the halfway point of their AHL season, so it’s not impossible, and judging by the way they’ve played their last four games, it may be best not to write them off just yet.

Since the last Farm Report, when the team had just beaten the Texas Stars 3-2 in shootout, the Moose returned home and earned five of a possible six points in three games. Jansen Harkins scored in all three games, and added two assists in the streak. Seth Griffith also had points in all three, as did Cameron Schilling

They beat the Laval Rocket 4-0 on Thursday, with Eric Comrie stopping all 35 shots he faced, and four different skaters getting goals for Manitoba. Jimmy Oligny also pulled a Jimmy Oligny and got himself tossed for being the third man in on a fight when he attempted to come to the aid of the much smaller Skyler McKenzie.

The Moose hosted Laval again on Saturday, falling 6-5 in shootout. This game saw a number of leads and lead changes, and it was once again offence by committee for the Moose with five goals by five players. Unfortunately, the offence dried up in the shootout, as the Moose failed to score and Laval did not.

Manitoba also saw Tucker Poolman return to the lineup for the first time since November 23, after suffering a concussion.

Tucker Poolman skates during warmup of the Manitoba Moose game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg MB.

Manitoba hosted Milwaukee last night, with yet again no Moose player scoring more than one goal. Comrie rebounded after a bit of a shaky outing on Saturday to save 34 of 36, as the Moose prevailed in shootout after a lovely effort by Seth Griffith iced it.

Moose Lines on January 14, 2019

FORWARDS

Marko Dano/ Michael Spacek/ J.C. Lipon

Brent Pedersen / Logan Shaw/ Seth Griffith

Jansen Harkins/ Felix Girard/ Alexis D’Aoust

Hunter Fejes/ Kristian Reichel/ Skyler McKenzie

DEFENCE

Cameron Schilling/ Peter Stoykewych

Jimmy Oligny/ Tucker Poolman

Logan Stanley/ Nelson Nogier

GOALIES

Eric Comrie

Ken Appleby

Last Three Game Scores (Outscored Opposition 12-8)

Thursday, January 10
4 Manitoba Moose vs
0 Laval Rocket

Moose Goals: Schilling (1), D’Aoust (5), Harkins (6), Dano (3)
Goalie: Comrie 35/35

Saturday, January 12
5 Manitoba Moose vs
6 Colorado Eagles (SO)

Moose Goals: Pedersen (3), Harkins (7), Spacek (4), Stanley (3), Dano (4)
Goalie: Comrie 31/36

Monday, January 14
3 Manitoba Moose vs
2 Milwaukee Admirals (OT)

Moose Goals: Shaw (14), Harkins (8), Griffith (6)
Goalie: Comrie 34/36