WINNIPEG, MB – With the season hanging by a thread and playoff chances running on fumes the Manitoba Moose were looking to go on a run and see what they can do.
The San Antonio Rampage were in town for a back to back weekend two game series.
On Saturday night in the opener, the Rampage came out and took it to the Moose who were on there toes early and caught in there end for most of the opening twenty minutes.
Eric Comrie stood on his head and kept this one close as the Moose were outshot 23-2.
A.J. Greer got the Rampage on the board early but Kyle Connor had a beautiful solo effort and scored his 9th as he beat Rampage goalie Spencer Martin who almost fell asleep in the first.
Sergei Boikov gave the visitors the lead as he beat Comrie in the last two minutes.
Whatever coach Pascal Vincent said seemed to wake the Moose up as they came out fired up as Kyle Connor scored his 10th of the year and second of the game to tie things at 2-2.
JC Lipon gave the Moose a 3-2 lead as he ripped a wicked wrist shot his 6th of the season.
In the third, the Moose shut down the Rampage with Comrie making some key saves before Connor scored his 11th and third of the game to preserve a 4-2 Moose win.
In Sunday’s rematch, the roles were reversed a bit as the Moose came out strong and it was Rampage goalie Spencer Martin holding the fort as did Eric Comrie in the Moose net.
The flood gates opened in the second as the Moose got goals from Dan DeSalvo who scored his 13th and first since January. Chase De Leo potted his 12th after a beauty dish from Jack Roslovic. Roslovic then added his 10th after some fancy moves from Kyle Connor and DeSalvo to give the Moose a 3-0 lead.
Felix Girard added a power play marker to break the goose egg and give San Antonio some life.
Connor scored his 12th and fourth in 2 games in the third.
The Rampage poured on some pressure and got a goal from Rocco Grimaldi on the power play but Comrie shut the door the rest of the way and the Moose got the sweep with another 4-2 win before a crowd of 11,514.