I’m going to make this short and sweet because this is it! As a fan every time I have seen Nycholat this year he has given up more goals than I can shake a goal stick at! To me losing him to the Canucks is better for the Moose as seen in the last game with a victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs. Having said that, let’s move on to tonight’s game 6 of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs… In a nutshell here is how I see it: Moose must play not the first 40 minutes but more important than anything, the...Click here to read more.
Author: Jimmy Mac
There are games that you play in hockey that no matter what you do right the outcome doesn’t fall your way. That’s what happened last night for the Manitoba Moose in Game 1 vs the Hamilton Bulldogs. Cedric Desjardins decided that he would like a shutout for his first ever Calder Cup playoff game and he did just that in a 2-0 victory last night, stopping all 21 shots the Moose threw at him. The Moose did pretty much what they needed to do against the powerful Bulldogs, including keeping them to 18 shots which is a great key to...Click here to read more.
That’s pretty much the story of tonight’s game between the Manitoba Moose and the the Peoria Rivermen. With a 3-2 victory tonight, the Moose grab 2 valuable points in the playoff picture. Actually it was Cory Schneider who swiped the the 2 points for Manitoba. Yan Stastny started it off in the first period throwing a puck short side shelf on the Peoria goaltender followed by a lucky break when Jordan Schoeder banked a shot off the D man Nate Guenin to give the Moose a 2-zip lead. The Rivermen paddled back for 2 goals but Mario Bliznak was able...Click here to read more.
So here it is in a nutshell … As it stands now the Manitoba Moose will either play the Rochester Americans or the Hamilton Bulldogs depending on this weekend. If the Moose finish in third place – which is still possible – the Moose will play the second place Americans. This weekend, we see the Peoria Rivermen, looking for a little revenge from earlier this year where the Moose lost both games of a two-game battle. Historically, the Moose have a pretty good home record against the St. Louis Blues affiliate; and two wins over them will help them pick...Click here to read more.
[Editor's note: With the Manitoba Moose starting its AHL playoff run, CHB would like to welcome Jimmy Mac to the blog as a Moose correspondent. He is a professional stand-up comedian who has travelled for over 19 years performing across our great continent. He also worked in television for 7 years as a host for a morning show, fill-in color for the Manitoba Moose broadcasts and current goaltender for the NHL/Winnipeg Jets Alumni & Friends Charity Hockey Team. Being a goaltender, his opinions are expressed from the "crease" point of view. Though he is not officially affiliated with the organization,...Click here to read more.