Moose re­turn to win­ning ways at home

Winnipeg Free Press - - SPORTS I HOCKEY -

League reg­u­lar sea­son was quickly erased with a 2-1 tri­umph over the Belleville Sen­a­tors on Fri­day night at Bell MTS Place.

Ma­son Appleton scored the win­ning goal at 4:46 of the third pe­riod when he de­posited a re­bound be­hind Sen­a­tors goalie Mike McKenna with Man­i­toba on the power play.

It was the first goal of the sea­son for the AHL’s 2017-18 rookie of the year.

The Moose penalty killers did yeo­man’s work, quash­ing six Belleville power-play chances in­clud­ing one in the fi­nal three min­utes of the game.

Seth Grif­fith opened the scor­ing just over three min­utes into the game. Ru­dolfs Bal­cers evened the game with just un­der four min­utes left in the mid­dle frame. Grif­fith also set up Appleton’s game win­ner in the fi­nal pe­riod.

Man­i­toba goalie Eric Com­rie stopped 30 shots for his first win of the sea­son, while McKenna made 28 saves.

The Moose, who lost twice last week­end to the Iowa Wild, are now 1-2-0. Man­i­toba and Belleville hook up again to­day at 6 p.m. at the down­town rink.

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