SAN ANTONIO, TX – The last time the Manitoba Moose played in San Antonio was in March of 2011 and they got a big performance from there goaltender in a 7-2 win.
Fast forward to Friday night and they got another big win and another strong performance from the man in the pipes with a 3-0 road win.
Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves to pick up his 2nd shutout of the season. Hellebuyck made some key stops off of Joey Hishon and Taylor Beck with the Rampage on the power play. He was named the game’s first star. Earlier this week he was named as one of the goalies for Team North America in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.
Earlier in the day the Moose lost a couple of key players as JC Lipon and Josh Morrisey were recalled by the Winnipeg Jets to fill some injury holes. They also were missing there captain John Albert who was out with a lower body injury.
The Moose already dressing one of the youngest line ups in the AHL had some more youth injected in as they recalled Jimmy Lodge, Axel Blomqvist, Jiri Fronk from Tulsa of the ECHL in the last couple of weeks and these youngsters will see lots of chances to get in the line up.
The Moose got goals from Austen Brassard his 13th, Scott Kosmachuk his 13th, Ryan Olsen his 6th.
All of Manitoba’s forwards played a strong game as they were buzzing all game firing pucks at Rampage goalie Roman Will.
The Moose will travel to Texas to play the Stars tomorrow night before heading home.
Special teams were again a factor as the Moose scored a power play goal for the fourth straight game and there penalty kill was perfect going 6 for 6.
The Moose are 6-3-1-0 in there last 10 games and are slowly climbing out of the basement in the AHL.
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