WINNIPEG – Defenceman Danny Groulx had a goal and an assist as the Manitoba Moose beat the Chicago Wolves 4-1 in American Hockey League action Wednesday.
The game provided a measure of revenge for the Moose, who fell 5-4 to the Wolves on Tuesday.
Greg Classen, Juraj Simek and Daniel Rahimi also scored for the Moose. Colin Stuart replied for the Wolves.
Rookie goalie Cory Schneider stopped 15 shots for his 10th win in 11 starts.
Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves for the Wolves.
Manitoba opened the scoring when Groulx was fed the puck at the top of the far face-off circle, andhe fired it just inside Pavelec’s right goal-post.
The Moose went up 2-0 on a power play. Colby Genoway bounced the puck off the end boards and back out to Classen, who scored on a sharp-angle shot.
Two minutes into the second period, Simek added to Manitoba’s lead. With a cluster of players crowding Pavelec’s crease, the Slovakian rookie went behind the net and fed the puck into the crowd, where it bounced off a defender’s skate and into the net. The goal was Manitoba’s third in seven shots.
Four minutes after Manitoba’s goal, winger Colin Stuart slapped the puck past Schneider’s glove to put the Wolves back within two.
Rahimi’s empty-netter in the third period sealed Manitoba’s victory.
Despite the win, playoff-bound Manitoba (43-26-2-4) can finish no higher than second in the North Division. Toronto clinched the division title with a 2-0 win over Grand Rapids earlier Wednesday.