Ouelett, Derlago led the way as Manitoba beats Manchester 3-2

WINNIPEG – Michel Ouellet and Mark Derlago each had a goal and an assist to lead the Manitoba Moose to a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday night in the American Hockey League.

Ouellet’s goal on a power-play in the final minute of the first period stood as the game winner for the Moose (20-7-0-0), who reached the 20-win plateau in the fewest number of games in AHL history. Veteran captain Mike Keane had the other goal for Manitoba in front of 6,099 fans at the MTS Centre.

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Ryan Murphy and Scott Parse replied for the Monarchs (12-12-0-4).

Karl Goehring earned his 10th win of the season with a 28-save effort for Manitoba.

Jeff Zatkoff turned aside 19 shots in defeat for Manchester.