Moose roar back from 4-goal deficit before losing to Rochester in shootout

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Manitoba Moose came back from an early four-goal deficit before falling 5-4 in a shootout to the Rochester Americans in AHL action Friday night.

The Moose forced overtime with four unanswered goals in the final two periods but failed to record a franchise-record 11th straight win as goalie Tyler Plante carried the Americans to the shootout victory.

The Amerks found the back of the net on their first man-advantage opportunity. With Mike Brown serving two minutes for roughing, rookie Jordan Henry beat Moose goalie Cory Schneider from the slot.

A minute later, the home team made it 2-0 when Tanner Glass positioned himself at the corner of the crease and got the puck past Schneider.

Drew Larman surprised Schneider with a quick shot from inside face-off circle, marking the first time the Moose surrendered three regulation goals since Feb. 27 against Hershey, 12 games ago.

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Early in the third, Dylan Hunter scored his 19th goal of the season to make it 4-0.

But the four-goal lead was short-lived. Shaun Heshka one-timed a shot past Plante to get the Moose on the scoreboard, followed by a power-play goal by Brad Moran 23 seconds later, setting this season’s standard for the fastest two Moose goals.

Jannik Hansen pulled the Moose within one with another power-play marker before captain Mike Keane tied the game at 7:22 of the third period.

The Americans rode five straight saves from Plante and a lone goal from Larman for the shootout victory.

While the Moose failed to register an 11th straight victory, they extended their point streak to a club record-tying 13 games.