Skip to main content

Smith scores tiebreaker in third as Griffins defeat Manitoba Moose, 3-2

WINNIPEG - Brendan Smith scored at 12:43 of the third period to give the Grand Rapids Griffins their second straight victory over the Manitoba Moose, 3-2 on Saturday night in the American Hockey League.

The Griffins defenceman took a pass from left winger Tomas Tater and let go a low shot from the point that squeaked through the pads of Moose goalie Tyler Weiman.

Grand Rapids opened the scoring in the first period when Derek Meech blasted a shot from the point, finding the stick of Joakim Andersson for the tip into the top corner of the net.

At 7:48 of the second Moose centre Marco Rosa won a faceoff back to defenceman Lee Sweatt who threw a wrist shot through a screen and past Griffins goalie Joey MacDonald.

Ilari Filppula put the Griffins back ahead five minutes later with a deflected shot that caught Weiman out of position.

Manitoba’s rookie forward Stefan Schneider evened it, scooping up a loose puck while skating into the Griffins zone and leaned into a wrist shot from the slot that deflected off the crossbar and in.



World Junior Roundup: Sweden Crushes Austria, Slovakia Scores Important Win

Sweden had no issue handling Austria, while Slovakia got the extra point in a big contest against Latvia on a quieter day at the World Junior Championship.

Ivan Fedotov

Screen Shots: Vegas' Goalie Problem, Hockey Quebec and Flyers Prospects Stuck in Russia

Adam Proteau returns with Screen Shots to talk about where the Vegas Golden Knights go now to address their goalie situation, Hockey Quebec's investigation into racism accusations and the latest surrounding two Flyers prospects in Russia.

Colorado Avalanche

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Colorado Avalanche

There's always pressure to repeat as champions in the NHL, but the Colorado Avalanche will have to do it with a shakeup in the crease.