WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Moose were playing host to the Calder Cup Champion Cleveland Monsters and with the sudden rash of injuries that the Winnipeg Jets were having, the depth that the organization has now is showing and paying huge dividends. With three regulars up playing with the Jets, the Moose didn’t miss a beat, pulling out their third straight win on home ice with an impressive 7-3 victory over the defending champs.
With Marko Dano, Andrew Copp and Julian Melchiori all up with the Jets players like Jimmy Lodge and Nelson Nogier stepped up in the lineup and the team continues to win.
Local former first round draft and Dallas castoff Scott Glennie continues to find his offensive touch. Since checking into the lineup for three straight games, he now has chipped in with four points. Glennie missed all of last season due to injury and is looking like a great pick up for the Moose.
Eric Comrie had another spectacular game in the pipes for Manitoba as he stopped 32 of 35 shots the Monsters threw his way.
This was a back and forth affair, with the score tied at 3 midway through the third. Thereafter, the Moose exploded for four straight including two empty-net goals to cruise to a 7-3 win.
Moose got goals from Darcy Murphy, who was just called up to the Moose from ECHL Tulsa, Pete Stoykewych his first, Ryan Olsen his first, Quinton Howden picked up a pair of goals, his fifth and sixth, Nic Petan his fourth and Jack Roslovic his third.
Quinton Howden was awarded a penalty shot in the third and could have had a hat-trick as he had Monsters goalie Joonas Korpisalo beat but lifted his backhand over the net.
These two teams will go back at each other on Saturday night for a rematch.
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