WINNIPEG, MB – After a tough loss on Saturday night, the Manitoba Moose were looking to bounce back against a long time foe and thorn in their side, the Chicago Wolves.
A tough final forty minutes Saturday night did them in, with the Moose giving up four goals in the second and third periods, as they suffered a 4-2 loss.
Sunday was a special day, as the Moose were sporting special jerseys to honor firefighters and first responders in Winnipeg. The Wolves came out early and tried to spoil the party as Petteri Lindbohm scored his 6th of the year to give the visitors a 1-0 lead after twenty.
Ondrej Pavelec got the nod in the pipes for Manitoba and he was tested early and often as the Wolves fired 21 shots his way in the opening frame.
The Moose came storming out in the second, getting three goals in the second stanza to jump out to a 3-1 lead. Dan DeSalvo got the scoring started just 95 seconds into the period, blasting home his tenth of the season on the power play. Ryan Olsen scored his fourth and second in as many games and Scott Kosmachuk scored his sixth just over three minutes apart to round the scoring in the period.
Jimmy Lodge gave the Moose the breathing room they needed, slipping his seventh of the season past Ville Husso to give the Moose a 4-1 lead. Pavelec shut the door on the Wolves the rest of the way, stopping 43 shots in the game and getting his eighth win of the season.
Manitoba now sits 15-17-3-2 for the season and will head out on a six-game road trip starting in Texas on Wednesday night.