Brandon Bochenski scores game winner as Admirals down Moose 3-1 in AHL action

WINNIPEG – Brandon Bochenski scored the go-head go on the power play early in the third for Norfolk as the Admirals beat the Manitoba Moose 3-1 in American Hockey League action Monday.

Ryan Craig opened the scoring for the Admirals at 1:29 of the first, beating Moose goaltender Daren Machesney off a rebound from Norfolk’s Martins Karsums. Manibota (8-5-2) tied the game 1-1 at 11:31 with Matt McCue converting a pass from Tommy Maxwell behind the Norlfolk net, beating Admirals’ goaltender Dustin Tokarski.

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After a scoreless second, Norfolk (4-6-0) took the lead with Manitoba’s Marty Murray off for hooking early in the third.

Machesney stopped the first shot, but Bochenski wrapped the puck around the sprawled goaltender to put his club in a 2-1 lead at 2:19.

Paul Szczechura scored into an empty net at 19:22 for a 3-1 final.

Tokarski made 25 saves to pick up the win, while Machesney made 20 saves in defeat.