Manitoba Moose April in Review & 2018-19 Season Assessment

report this ad The Manitoba Moose tragically fell two points short of a Calder Cup Playoffs berth this season, but man, did they make a heck of a run down the stretch. Related: Manitoba Moose March in Review The team wasn’t even supposed to be in the conversation, but they fought for a spot until the AHL season’s very last weekend. Despite missing out on the postseason, the Moose — dead last at Christmas and one of the AHL’s biggest second-half success stories — played inspired and heady hockey in…

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Manitoba Moose March in Review

On Christmas Day, the Manitoba Moose were last in the AHL with a 12-16-2-0 record. Three months later, they’re two points out of a playoff spot and fifth in the Central Division with two games in-hand on the fourth-place Texas Stars. While at Christmas, the playoffs seemed a distant dream, the Moose have shown tremendous mettle in flipping the script and putting a berth within the realm of reality. In March, the unlikely underdogs posted an 8-3-2-0 record and interjected themselves further into the Calder Cup Playoff conversation. Birdman Brilliant…

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Texas Stars net 2 quick goals to knock Manitoba Moose out of playoff position

The Manitoba Moose weren’t in a playoff position for very long.In their first game since getting above the cut line, the Moose were knocked back out of the playoff picture with a tough 3-2 loss to the Texas Stars on Wednesday.The Moose had a one-goal lead in the third period before the Stars scored goals just 34 seconds apart to take the lead for good.Marko Dano and Seth Griffith scored goals for the Moose as their three-game win streak came to a halt.Story continues belowJoel Hanley opened the scoring for…

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Mikhail ‘Birdman’ Berdin fled the coop to pursue NHL dream in North America

Winnipeg Jets draft pick Mikhail Berdin is still just 21 years old, but the young goaltender has already put on a lot of miles to get the American Hockey League.His Manitoba Moose teammates call him the “Birdman,” and it’s a fitting nickname for the Russian-born goalie who left the nest when he was barely a teen, moving from Ufa to just outside Moscow — over a thousand kilometres away.Story continues below“I’m not the first goalie probably on my team in Ufa,” Berdin said. “They say they doesn’t need me, and…

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