The Chicago Wolves dropped a 4-2 contest to the Manitoba Moose at Bell MTS Place on Wednesday night after waiting until late to get the offense rolling.
Jansen Harkins, Hunter Fejes, Marko Dano and Michael Spacek scored for Manitoba (23-21-3-2) while netminder Eric Comrie (18-13-2) stopped 20 shots.
Harkins broke open the scoring at the 9:32 mark of the first, slipping around Lagace’s pad as he skated through the crease.
At 13:33 Fejes tipped a shot in front of Lagace to double the lead and send the Moose to the intermission with a 2-0 lead.
Dano added to the lead at the 7:09 mark of the second, potting a goal at the back door, and Spacek made it a 4-0 game with his goal 11:16 into the third period.
Carr broke Comrie’s shutout bid on the power play at the 12:36 point of the third as he redirected a pass from defenseman Erik Brannstrom past the goaltender. Carr’s 26th goal of the year boosted his American Hockey League-leading point total to 61.
McKenzie redirected a rocket from defenseman Dylan Coghlan at 19:33 to cut the Moose lead to 4-2, but Manitoba held off the late charge to take the win.
The Wolves wrap up their four-game road trip with a 7 p.m. game Friday at Manitoba. Head coach Rocky Thompson’s team returns home at 3 p.m. Sunday for a showdown with the Iowa Wild.