Toronto Marlies vs Manitoba Moose - Game Report - Feb 27th 2019

Nabeela Damji
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Marlies suffered a last-second heartbreak as the Manitoba Moose came out with a 3-2 win in the dying seconds of Wednesday’s early game.

Manitoba got on the board first with a goal on the power play seven minutes into the first when Seth Griffith notched a goal from the far corner over Michael Hutchinson to make it 1-0.  The Moose made it 2-0 at 10:46after Mark Dano created a turnover on the forecheck and had his shot directed into the net off a defender.  Toronto got their power play going with a goal to cut the deficit to one when Dymtro Timashov wired one past Eric Comrie to make it 2-1The Marlies were outshot 14-8 after one period.

The Marlies got going in the second, with their second power-play goal of the game.  Adam Brooks tapped in a pass from Jeremy Bracco and seemed to be gaining some steam, but the Moose did a great job of holding them to just one goal. Toronto had a hard time getting shots on net and had trouble getting out of their own zone. The Marlies did a great job of keeping the Moose off the scoreboard with an effective last-minute penalty kill. Shots on goal were 25-18 after two periods.


The game looked to be heading into overtime, just as the Marlies last game, where they pulled out the win, but Moose Jansen Harkins drive towards the net and redirected a sliding puck to Michael Spacek who found Griffith for his second goal of the game with just 33 seconds left to give the Moose an important two pints and a 3-2 win.