By Carter Brooks
Photos by James Carey Lauder
The Manitoba Moose had themselves a productive weekend at home, facing off twice against the Laval Rocket.
The home team picked up a 4-0 victory Thursday evening, before dropping the second game of the back-to-back 6-5 in a shootout. Fans in attendance at either game certainly got their money's worth, as both games proved highly entertaining.
Thursday's contest saw four different goal scorers for Manitoba, as Cam Schilling, Alexis D'Aoust, Jansen Harkins and Marko Dano each scored for the Moose, while Eric Comrie stopped all 35 Rocket shots for his second shutout of the season.
Saturday's game was a bit more of a slugfest, as the two teams exploded for four goals in the opening frame, before putting up another three in the second, and three in the third. Overtime did not solve anything for the two Canadian AHL squads, while the only goal of the shootout proved to be the winner, as Daniel Audette beat Comrie for the victory.
Brent Pederson, Jansen Harkins, Michael Spacek, Logan Stanley, and Marko Dano each scored for Manitoba Saturday. Both Harkins and Spacek picked up assists in the contest as well, while only five Moose skaters did not register a point on the night.
Following their weekend performance, the Moose have improved their record to 15-18-2-1 on the season and will look to get back in the win department as they continue on with game three of a six-game homestead at Bell MTS Place.
The Milwaukee Admirals will play Manitoba on Monday and Wednesday evenings, before the San Antonio Rampage take on the Moose in a back-to-back next Saturday and Sunday. Monday and Wednesday's games will begin at 7:00 P.M. central, while the weekend contests will see 2:00 P.M. afternoon puck drops.