Philippe Dupuis scores winner as Monsters come back to beat Moose 3-2

WINNIPEG – Philippe Dupuis had a goal and an assist and the Lake Erie Monsters overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat the Manitoba Moose 3-2 in American Hockey League action Saturday.

Ryan Stoa and Brian Willsie also scored for the Monsters (10-17-3).

Alexandre Bolduc and Guillaume Desbiens scored first-period goals for Manitoba (17-13-4).

Bolduc opened the scoring with a short-handed goal when he evaded two defenceman and beat Lake Erie goaltender Tyler Weiman.

The Moose extended their lead when Desbiens’ attempt to dump the puck in took a lucky bounce and jumped over the goal-line.

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Lake Erie cut the lead to 2-1 on a second-period power play. With a scramble of players in front of Manitoba goaltender Cory Schneider’s crease, Stoa stuck the puck between the netminder and his left goal post.

On another power play, Willsie went top shelf on Schneider to tie the game.

With five-minutes left in regulation, Dupuis broke into the Moose zone and tucked the puck top corner.

Weiman made 29 saves while Schneider stopped 39 shots.