Manitoba Too Much for Monsters in 2nd Period

The Manitoba Moose pelted the Lake Erie net en route to a 4-2 win over the Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday.

The game began with a flashy goal from rookie T.J. Hensick at the 16:00 mark of the first. Hensick glided through the slot and received a precise pass from Eric Healey, which he easily put past Manitoba goalie Cory Schneider. Hensick’s tally, his fifth of the season, extended his point streak to five games. Hensick’s 11 points lead the Monsters in scoring.

“T.J. is really starting to come along. He is learning more and more how to play in the AHL, coming from the college ranks,” said Monsters head coach Joe Sacco.

The Moose answered at the beginning of the second period and never looked back. The barrage of shots came from all angles, the first of which came from defenseman Danny Groulx on the power play at the 1:19 mark.

The Moose went on to score three more unanswered markers in the period to put the Monsters in a three goal deficit.

As the game drew to a close, Dan DaSilva returned to action for the first time in weeks and scored his first career tally as a Monster. The power play goal by DaSilva was assisted by Codey Burki.

“It definitely felt good to get back out there. I started off a little slow, but I felt it come together in the third period. Things started falling back into place,” said DaSilva.

DaSilva’s marker was one of the few bright spots for the Monsters in the contest.

After the first tally of the game by Hensick, the Monsters appeared to be a step behind the Moose.

“It’s a lesson for us that we have to be ready. We talk about playing a full 60 minutes and we have to do that,” said Sacco.

Goaltender Mike Wall made 34 saves on 38 shots in his first action since Nov. 10th. Opposing goalie Schneider made 16 saves on 18 shots faced.

Burki and Eric Healey both recorded an assist, which gives the duo each two points in the last two contests. In addition, Chris Stewart’s assist on Hensick’s goal gives him five points in the last two games (3g, 2a).

Lake Erie heads to Toronto on Wednesday night to face the Marlies, followed by the team’s first visit to Rochester on Friday.

The Monsters return to action at home Saturday, Nov. 24th at 7:30, again against the Moose.

Sights and Sounds
View Photo Gallery
View photos
Watch Interview
Watch Sacco Interview
Watch Interview
Watch DaSilva Interview
Three Stars
First Star
Alexandre Bolduc (MAN)
Second Star
Jason Jaffray (MAN)
Third Star
Dan DaSilva (LEM)
Quote, Unquote

“We realize the importance of these games and understand the importance of home ice. The crowds have been great and we know that wins will get people back in the arena.” - Monsters right wing Dan DaSilva | More game quotes

Search Archive »

  Bookmark and Share

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
March 2007
January 2007
December 2006
May 2006