CEDAR PARK, TX – The Manitoba Moose entered Tuesday night’s game looking for revenge after falling 4-3 at the H-E-B Center versus Texas last Wednesday. Eric Comrie would get the start in net for the Moose, on the other side, Landon Bow would be tabbed to go for the Stars.
The contest, early on, was off to a competitive start with both teams playing physically and gathering their fair share of offensive chances. Texas had an early power play that was snuffed out by the extremely hot Moose penalty kill.
Late in the first, the Moose converted on a power play when Dan DeSalvo converted his 11th of the year on a scramble in front of the net after some really nice work from Kyle Connor and Scott Glennie.
On yet another power play in the second frame, the Moose got some more puck luck as DeSalvo was johnny-on-the-spot and banged home his team-leading 12th goal of the year and second of the night. Jack Roslovic and Glennie picked up the helpers.
The power play is starting to click for the Moose as they have scored in six straight games.
With a two-goal lead heading into the final frame, Manitoba looked to shut it down, but the junior Stars had other ideas. Travis Morin scored his 14th a shade more than six minutes into the period, but Comrie would shut the door making 27 saves in a 2-1 Moose victory.
With the win, the Moose have split the season series with Texas.
Manitoba heads to Charlotte to face the Checkers in a two-game weekend series.