The Manitoba Moose were struggling in all aspects of the game they couldn’t score, couldn’t get a win. Winless in their first six games the team was heading out on the road for a five game swing looking to turn things around. Bad luck has plagued this team as they have had nothing good come there way yet this season.
The team headed into the BMO Bradley Harris Center against the Milwaukee Admirals looking for that elusive first win.
They got a huge effort from all the soldiers and pulled out a gutsy 3-2 win to get that first victory out of the way for there first win since coming back to Winnipeg.
Connor Hellebuyck was outstanding in the pipes stopping 39 Admiral shots. Just another superb effort from the future Jets backstop.
Manitoba scored 23 seconds into the game as captain John Albert dished a greasy backhand pass to Matt Halischuk who buried the shot past Admiral goalie Marek Mazanec.
Manitoba continued to pour it on as Joel Armia converted a pass from Chase De Leo for a power play marker.
Milwaukee battled back with goals from Viktor Arvidsson and Steve Moses to tie things up.
Brenden Kichton, the offensive blue liner, chipped in on a rebound scramble to give the Moose the lead and they held off a strong charge from the Admirals late to preserve the victory.
This was a heated battle as both teams spent a lot of time in the box including a couple of big tilts as Julian Melchiori of the Moose dropped the mitts 34 seconds into the game with Adam Payerl. Then the feature battle between two heavy weights as Darren Kramer and Cody Bass went toe to toe in the second period.
Both teams were 1-6 on the power play in this physical affair.
The Moose head to Chicago to play two games against their arch rivals from years past, the Chicago Wolves. They hope to continue there winning ways in the tough Allstate Arena.
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