Feb.24 2016 DES MOINES IA – The Manitoba Moose were looking to start a new streak after the Wild snapped there four game win streak on Monday night with a 3-2 win. These two teams have struggled all season . The Wild came away with another win as they beat the Moose for a second time in three days by a score of 2-1.

With the loss the Moose now sit dead last in the Western Conference two points behind the Wild with a game in hand.

Things got off on the right foot as Thomas Raffl converted on the power play, his fourth of the season, after some nice work from Nic Petan and Chase De Leo to give the Moose an early lead.

The first period was a nasty twenty minutes as JC Lipon laid out Guillaume Gelinas with a big body check that led to Brett Sutter challenging Lipon and the two dropped the mitts for a spirited tilt.

Later in the first, Raffl and Joe Finley of the Wild decided it was go time and they dropped the gloves.

Things settled down and the Wild knotted things up late in the second period as Zack Mitchell buried his 20th of the season. Another tough game to watch in the defensive zone as the Moose gave up yet another late goal.

Former Moose Maxime Fortunus gave the Wild the lead with his fourth of the season with 10 minutes left in the third.

Steve Michalek was between the pipes for the Wild and he made 21 saves including a couple at the end as the Moose flooded his crease with the extra man.

Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves and took the loss for the Moose . He looks to have regained the number one job in the net as he has started five of the last six games for Manitoba.

The Moose have lost three out the four games they have played against Iowa this season.

Manitoba will return home to face the Charlotte Checkers for two games this weekend.

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