WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Joel Armia scored on a breakaway at 2:25 of overtime to lift Manitoba to a 3-2 overtime win over Chicago Friday night at the MTS Centre. Despite having their win streak snapped at six games, the Wolves earned a point in their ninth straight contest. Forwards Ty Rattie and Danny Kristo scored their team-leading sixth goals of the season as Chicago (8-1-1-1) split a two-game road series against Manitoba.
The Wolves answered with Rattie’s power-play goal at 14:23 of the first. He snapped a wrister from the right faceoff circle that deflected off a Moose player on its way toward the net.
The Wolves took a 2-1 lead in the second period when Kristo went top-shelf on the power play. Hovering at the top of the faceoff circle, Kristo launched a shot that found space over the left shoulder of goaltender Eric Comrie.
Manitoba pulled even midway through the third period on a goal from Jiri Fronk, who skated from behind the goal into the crease and stuffed in a shot.
Copley (3-1-1) stopped 28 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime as his three-game winning streak came to a close. He kept the game close with several big saves in the third period as Chicago was outshot 11-4. Comrie (1-2-1) finished with 22 saves.
The Wolves wrap up their five-game road trip at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a trip to Milwaukee for an Amtrak Rivalry clash. The team returns to Allstate Arena at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, for Salute to Military Families Night, presented by Kia and Magellan. The Wolves then host Star Wars Day at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. To learn how to be part of the special pregame event featuring “Star Wars Rebels” star Taylor Gray, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.
MOOSE 3, WOLVES 2 (OT)
Chicago 1 1 0 0– 2
Manitoba 1 0 1 1– 3
First Period—1, Manitoba, Kosmachuk 2 (Cormier, Morrissey), 10:24 pp; 2, Chicago, Rattie 6 (Butler, Schmaltz), 14:23 pp. Penalties—Lindbohm, Chicago (interference), 9:46; Cormier, Manitoba (boarding), 13:05; Welsh, Chicago (fighting), 17:04; Stoykewych, Manitoba (instigating/fighting/misconduct-instigating), 17:04.
Second Period—3, Chicago, Kristo 6 (Benoit, Barbashev), 15:23 pp. Penalties—Benoit, Chicago (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:49; Kichton (kneeing), 14:29; Olsen, Manitoba (holding), 16:09.
Third Period—4, Manitoba, Fronk 2 (Brassard), 9:18. Penalties—Lipon, Manitoba (tripping), 10:57; Veilleux, Chicago (tripping), 14:24; Cormier, Manitoba (interference), 18:34.
Overtime—5, Manitoba, Armia 3 (Morrissey, De Leo), 2:25. Penalties—None.
Shots on goal—Chicago 10-9-4-1—24; Manitoba 10-8-11-2—31. Power plays—Chicago 2-6; Manitoba 1-3. Goalies—Chicago, Copley (28-31); Manitoba, Comrie (22-24). Referees—Tom Chmielewski and Chris Schlenker. Linesmen—Kelsey Mahoney and Andrew Stammers.