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Farm Report: Moose Return Home

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Seven game road trip sees Manitoba go 3-4-0.

Manitoba Moose players celebrate a goal scored against the San Antonio Rampage on November 17, 2019 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB.
Jonathan Kozub / Manitoba Moose

Manitoba Moose 2019-20
12-12-0-0 24 points (.500), 5th in Central Division, 7th Western Conference
Goals for per game: 2.83 (21st)
Goals against per game: 2.96 (16th)
Powerplay: 14-of-75, 18.7% (14th)
Penalty kill: 75-of-95, 78.9% (24th)

Top 3 Goals:
10 - Seth Griffith
6 - Jansen Harkins
6 - Andrei Chibisov

Top 3 Assists:
22 - Harkins
10 - Griffith
9 - Sami Niku, Chibisov

Top 3 Points:
28 - Harkins
20 - Griffith
15 - Chibisov

Goalies
Mikhail Berdin - 11-10-0, .920 Sv %, 2.58 GAA, 2 shutouts
Griffen Outhouse - 1-0-0, .912 Sv %, 2.31 GAA, 0 shutouts
Adam Carlson - 0-2-0, .863 Sv %, 3.52 GAA, 0 shutouts

The Manitoba Moose have returned from their longest road trip of the 2019-2020 season, going 3-4-0 on the seven game trip.

Since the last Farm Report, the Moose lost to the Milwaukee Admirals, won against the Grand Rapids Griffins and Chicago Wolves before most recently losing to the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday.

Jansen Harkins continues to be a dominant force. Harkins had 24 points in 15 games in the month of November, and added another assist in his one game so far in December. He leads the AHL in scoring with 28 points in 24 games this year, and was named the AHL Player of the Month for November.

Harkins needs just three more points to match his point total from last season, which was a career high. His 22 assists have surpassed his previous best by six, and he’s played 46 fewer games.

Harkins’ linemates continue to do well. Since the trio was formed, Andrei Chibisov has 13 points in his last 16 games, while Seth Griffith has 15 points in his last 13 games, as he missed a couple of games after taking a shot to the face.

Mikhail Berdin has had a save percentage below .900 in four of his last five games, the one exemption being his lone win in the past five.

Kristian Vesalainen is in his third four-game point drought of the season.

Sami Niku has missed the last three games with injury.

Michael Spacek and Cameron Schilling have returned from time with the Winnipeg Jets, and should be available this weekend.

Manitoba is home for two games (Friday and Saturday evenings) against the Chicago Wolves this weekend, before heading back out on the road for another five games. Their next 16 games are against division rivals, making this next stretch of games vital in their push to make the Calder Cup playoffs.

Moose Lines on December 3, 2019

FORWARDS

Andrei Chibisov / Jansen Harkins / Seth Griffith

Kristian Vesalainen / Cole Maier / J.C. Lipon

Skyler McKenzie / C.J. Suess / Emile Poirier

Hunter Fejes / Nathan Todd / Derek Hulak

DEFENCE

Johnathan Kovacevic / Nelson Nogier

Logan Stanley / Leon Gawanke

Jimmy Oligny / Luke Green

GOALIES

Mikhail Berdin

Griffen Outhouse

Last Four Game Scores (Outscored 14-12)

Wednesday, November 27
3 Manitoba Moose @
6 Milwaukee Admirals
Moose Goals: Griffith (9), Chibisov (5), Hulak (1)
Goalies: Berdin 24/28

Friday, November 29
4 Manitoba Moose @
2 Grand Rapids Griffins
Moose Goals: Suess 2 (5), Kovacevic (2), Chibisov (6)
Goalie: Outhouse (26/28)

Saturday, November 30
3 Manitoba Moose @
2 Chicago Wolves
Moose Goals: Poirier (4), Oligny (1), Kovacevic (3)
Goalie: Berdin 26/28

Tuesday, December 3
2 Manitoba Moose @
4 Rockford IceHogs
Moose Goals: Griffith, McKenzie (3)
Goalie: Berdin 26/29