Points Streak Ends in Manitoba
Jan 14, 2009
Manitoba goalie Cory Schneider stopped 34 shots to lead the Moose over the Milwaukee Admirals Wednesday night in Winnipeg, 4-0.
The loss was Milwaukee’s first in regulation since Dec. 20 at Grand Rapids. Milwaukee had recorded points in 12 straight games entering play (9-0-2-1).
Michel Ouellet, who scored the lone goal for the Moose against Milwaukee the night before, scored a shorthanded goal with a wristshot from the slot at 7:22 of the first to give the Moose a 1-0 lead. Zack FitzGerald’s shot from the left point was blocked but bounced directly to Ouellet for the tally.
The Moose took a 2-0 lead at 9:02 of the second period when Raymond Sawada tipped Mark Fistric’s shot from the left point past Admirals goalie Drew MacIntyre for his third goal of the season.
Michael Grabner’s wristshot from the slot at 6:18 of the third made it 3-0 in favor of Manitoba. Grabner added an empty net goal with 1:50 left to ice the game.
The game served as a milestone for two Admirals: center Cal O’Reilly played in his 200th game as a pro (and with Milwaukee) while MacIntyre appeared in his 200th professional game.
Milwaukee’s record drops to 26-10-2-2. The Admirals still have a 10 point edge on second place Rockford in the West Division.
The Admirals travel to Des Moines to face the Iowa Chops Saturday night. Milwaukee returns home Sunday, Jan. 18 to host Quad City at 4 p.m.